A cabin mockup of Bombardier Aerospace’s new Learjet 75 will make its Mexican debut in Toluca, from April 18 to 27. The mockup will be on display during the 10th edition of Aero Expo in Toluca, Mexico, from April 18 to 20, as well as for an extended display period in Toluca at Assertec’s hangar from April 20 to 27. Derived from the Learjet 45, the new Learjet twinjet will enter service later this year, Bombardier said.
Bombardier Aerospace has added stops at major cities in Mexico between October 17 and 20 for its Global 6000 world demonstration tour. One of the stops will be at Mexico City/Toluca Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, according to a Bombardier spokeswoman. “Customer feedback for our Global 6000 in Latin America is superb,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft regional vice president for Latin American sales Fabio Rebello. Thus far, the Global 6000 demonstrator has logged more than 400 hours since entering service in March.
“We are one of the fortunate companies that have been expanding during one of the worst times in our industry,” Dennis Steinbeck, v-p of business development for Avtrak, told AIN. The company offers maintenance management software, consulting and logbook services to corporate aviation. “More than a year ago we began to focus on the market in Mexico.
ExecuJet has opened an office at Toluca Airport in Mexico to support its maintenance, charter/management and sales activities. The company has been operating in Mexico from offices at Mariano Escobedo and Del Norte International airports in Monterrey since 2002. “The opening of our Toluca office supports both our existing customer base and is a key part of our development plan,” said Adrian Zambrano, managing director of ExecuJet Mexico.
HondaJet Midwest distributor Des Moines Flying Service plans to open a 5,000-sq-ft showroom and maintenance center at the Aurora (Ill.) Airport in July 2010 for the Honda-built very light jet. The Aurora facility, one of five HondaJet dealerships in North America, will serve 12 Midwestern states.
Raytheon Aircraft Services Toluca, Mexico, is now FAA-certified as a Part 145 repair station. The designation means RAS Toluca can provide maintenance to any N-registered aircraft on the certificate, including all Beechcraft and Hawker products; Falcon 50s and Lear 20s, 30s and 60s. The certification process started last year when RAS Toluca began changing its processes to become more aligned with FAA requirements.
“I’m very pleased this year,” Agustin Melgar, director of Aero ’04, told AIN. “Last year we had 37 vendors and this year we have 63. We’ve filled up our space completely, but most important is which vendors came. We’ve got the big companies like Gulfstream, Embraer, Cessna, Sikorsky and CAE SimuFlite.”