Richard Pedicini
Contributor - South America

Contributor - South America

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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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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."
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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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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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.
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.

LABACE 2021 Set for November 9 to 11

Latin America’s largest business aviation event is poised to return this year, organizer ABAG said yesterday.
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Aircraft

Latam Brasil Retires its A350 Fleet

As the Covid pandemic continues to rage in Brazil, Latam takes further steps to cut capacity with the retirement of its A350s.
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Embraer Celebrates Founder Silva in Animated Film

With light-hearted animation, “The Flight of the Impossible” film celebrates Embraer founder Ozires Silva, who turned 90 on January 8.
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Rotorcraft

Brazil Heli Show Joins Forces with Yachts Event

Heli Show, Brazil’s first in-person aviation fair this year, was held through Saturday as part of the São Paulo Boat Show.

LABACE 2020 Latest Bizav Show To Be Cancelled

The Latin America business aviation fair, which traditionally takes place in mid-August in São Paulo, is another Covid casualty.
Regulations and Government

Brazil Bizav Sees Long Recovery, but Also Opportunity

Webinar hosted by Airport Infra Expo explores Covid-19 challenges and opportunities for business aviation in Brazil.
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Rotorcraft

Heli XP 2020 Rescheduled for October

Normally held in May, Brazilian helicopter show Heli XP is now scheduled for October 21 and 22 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Airlines

Argentina Shuts Down Air Travel Until September

Airline and airport groups decry the Argentine government’s decision to close the country to air travel for another four months.

LABACE 2020 Delayed but Not Canceled

Show organizer said it is delaying LABACE 2020 due to Covid-19, but hasn't yet set dates for the later-than-usual Latin American business aviation event.
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Airlines

Virus Crisis Halts Recovery from Lean Years in Latin America

The spread of Covid-19 has hit airlines in Brazil and Colombia particularly hard.