Richard Pedicini
Contributor - South America

Contributor - South America

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Aircraft

Avantto and Epic Aircraft Celebrate Fleet Purchase Deal

Brazil's Avantto to offer fractional shares in E1000
Epic Aircraft G1000 GX airplane
Aircraft

LABACE 2023 Opens Under Drizzly Skies in São Paulo

Latin America's biggest business aviation show gets underway
Opening of LABACE 2023 show
Safety

MedAire, Aerosafety Demo Live MedLink Calls at LABACE

Inflight medical service can save lives
MedAire London Command Center
Aircraft

Embraer Expanding Latin America Bizjet Market Share

Brazilian OEM Embraer saw deliveries jump in Q2
Embraer 300E business jet
FBOs

TAM AE Welcomes Bizav to Brazil at NBAA S&D Show

Brazil's TAM Aviação Executiva is highlighting its aircraft ground handling and maintenance services at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference.
Exterior of TAM Aviação Executiva FBO with business jet parked in front
Airports

Brazilian Air Force Go-to Guy Goes to Airports Council

Ex-Brazilian Air Force brigadier Ary Rodrigues Bertolino has joined the civilian ranks at Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean.
Headshot Ary Rodrigues Bertolino
Airports

Brazil Airport Auction May Leave Some Bizav Homeless

Brazil auctioned 30-year concessions for 15 airports on August 18 including the three most vital to business aviation in the country’s two largest cities.
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Fair Winds Signal End of LABACE 2022

LABACE 2022 is a wrap and was a successful event, despite many challenges.
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Airports

LABACE Evacuated after Winds Damage Chalet

Weather at this year's LABACE has been challenging, but the show must go on, and it did.
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Regulations and Government

Brazil Official Signals Strong Support for UAM

Ronei Glanzman, Brazil's secretary of civil aviation believes that the country "has the DNA for eVTOLS."

TAM Aviação Executiva Celebrates Past, Looks to Future

With 40 years as a Cessna dealer, TAM AE is celebrating its 60th anniversary at LABACE 2022.
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Aircraft

Airbus Aims To Bring ACJ TwoTwenty to Brazil

Airbus Corporate Jets sees an opportunity to eventually deliver the efficient ACJ TwoTwenty to Brazil.
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FBOs

Líder Aviação Rides Bizav's Pandemic Wave

With 19 bases, 1,500 employees, and a fleet of more than 50 aircraft, Líder Aviação has a large reach in Latin America's business aviation scene.
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Airports

AEPM Seeks To Turn Red Carpet into a Flying Carpet

AEPM's investment at Guarulhos Airport could signal a move to accommodate eVTOL operations.
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ABS Jets: Veni, Vidi, and Arriving at LABACE 2022

After years of visiting the show, ABS Jets is exhibiting at LABACE for the first time.

LABACE Returns To the World Stage

With the 2020 and 2021 editions canceled due to the Covid pandemic, Brazil's LABACE is back, now in improved facilities at São Paulo's Congonhas Airport.
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FBOs

TAM Aviação Executiva Earns Brazil’s First IS-BAH Rating

Brazilian business aviation services company TAM Aviação Executiva has received IS-BAH registration for its flagship FBO at São Paulo Congonhas Airport.
FBOs

Brazilian FBO Operator Makes NBAA SDC Debut

Brazilian FBO operator TAM Aviação Executiva is exhibiting at NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference for the first time.
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Rotorcraft

AGS Plans Expansive Growth Globally

Exhibiting for the first time at Heli-Expo, Brazil-based AGS plans to add bases and personnel.
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Aircraft

Brazil Tax Agency Orders Auction of Falcon 2000

A Dassault Falcon 2000, one of nine business jets seized in 2012 on charges of evading import tax, goes to auction December 15 in Brazil.
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Accidents

Latin Grammy Winner Dies in King Air Crash

A chartered Beechcraft King Air 90 crashed Friday in Minas Gerais, Brazil, killing 26-year-old Latin Grammy winner Marília Mendonça and four others.
Rotorcraft

Heli XP Wraps with Booming Market

Helicopter resellers and trading firms at Heli XP report business is white hot.
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Rotorcraft

Heli XP Fair Opens in São Paulo

The Heli XP show being held today and tomorrow at Helipark in São Paulo is Brazil’s second in-person event since the pandemic began.

LABACE Now Set for Return in 2022

LABACE, which organizers delayed until November in hopes of the pandemic’s passing, will now happen only next year on the traditional August timetable.
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Airlines

Aviation Coalition Protests Brazilian Tax Proposal

The loss of a 30-year tax exemption from Brazilian import duties and other taxes would increase airlines’ tax burden by $955 million.
Regulations and Government

Brazil Seizes Turkish Charter Jet in Cocaine Bust

The Brazilian federal police seized a chartered Turkish-registered Gulfstream IV that was found to be carrying 1,304 kilos of cocaine.
Aircraft

New Brazilian Frax Firm Amaro Takes First Pilatus PC-24

Brazilian fractional provider Amaro Aviation took delivery of its first Pilatus PC-24, which will be based at São Paulo Catarina International Airport.
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Airlines

Brazil’s Gol To Acquire ATR Operator MAP

Now Brazil’s number-two airline, Gol will gain 26 slots at Congonhas Sao Paulo Airport with its purchase of MAP.
Airlines

New Brazilian Airline To Launch Service in June

Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos expects to benefit from the connection capabilities of its parent company’s bus fleet.
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Airlines

Azul Rides Pandemic to Brazil Market Leadership

Brazil’s largest domestic carrier has made a virtue of a varied fleet.