July 9, 2012 - 7:15pm

Hamilton Sundstrand has signed an agreement with Fokker Services to provide spare parts in support of Fokker repair work at its Amsterdam facility. The purchase contract, which runs through 2016, is valued at $33.2 million. It covers “integrated drive generators and other equipment” for aircraft built mainly by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Fokker.

The U.S. company has also announced three maintenance and support deals with airlines here at the show:

August 17, 2011 - 11:20am

Bombardier Aerospace is opening its first regional support office (RSO) in Latin America. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, it will be next to the company’s existing parts depot and authorized service facility at OceanAir Táxi Aéreo. It will be staffed with Bombardier Business Aircraft employees, including an RSO manager, a field service representative and a customer service account manager.

October 27, 2008 - 11:47am

Synergy Aerospace, of which OceanAir Táxi Aéreo is a subsidiary, has formed a partnership with Hangar Uno of Buenos Aires to develop and increase its share of the business jet market in Argentina.

February 2, 2007 - 8:57am

In early January, after years of controversy, the Brazilian government took delivery of a new head-of-state aircraft that will be used primarily to carry President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, his cabinet members and senior officials. The $56.7 million Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), named Santos Dumont after Brazil’s aviation pioneer, is replacing a geriatric Boeing 707 nicknamed Sucatão (the Portuguese term for “big heap of scrap metal”).

February 2, 2007 - 8:55am

After returning to the business aviation industry in 2003, OceanAir Taxi Aeréo has expanded rapidly and now aspires to become one of the industry’s most important players in Brazil, with help in part from its partnership with Bombardier. “We spent much of last year getting organized, but we are now looking to this year as a year of consolidating our operations,” company director José Eduardo Brandão told AIN.

January 31, 2007 - 4:29am

Brazil’s OceanAir Aéreo and Canada’s Bombardier have announced a joint venture that will increase the airplane manufacturer’s exposure in Brazil. Beginning next year OceanAir will become the official representative of Bombardier and will be responsible for selling and promoting its aircraft in Brazil. OceanAir said it would invest $15 million in a new maintenance center, the location of which has yet to be determined.

November 14, 2006 - 8:02am

Pilatus has sold its first $3.35 million Next Generation PC-12 to a Brazilian operator.

November 1, 2006 - 4:44am

After several years of weak sales in Brazil, Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus recently announced plans to remedy the situation by signing OceanAir Táxi Aéreo as its new sales representative in that country.

November 1, 2006 - 4:31am

Bombardier arrived in style at LABACE 2005, bringing with it a Global 5000, a Global Express, a Challenger 300 and Special Edition Learjet 60 for the static display, and announcing the sale of two of its new Global 5000s to launch customers in Central and South America.

November 1, 2006 - 4:26am

LABACE, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, is a success, at least in terms of scale, but the show is not without its growing pains.

Cosponsored by NBAA and the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG, the Brazilian association of general aviation), it is a modest exhibition, especially when compared with the much larger EBACE and the NBAA Convention.