LABACE Convention News

Vulcanair Brazil Prepares for P68 Assembly

 - August 16, 2017, 10:57 AM
João Moutinho, CEO of Vulcanair Brazil

Vulcanair Brazil (Booth 6112) is “close to finalizing” a deal to assemble its P68 Observer 2 in partnership with North Star at Fortaleza’s Pinto Martins Airport and REMAER at Sorocaba Airport, João Moutinho, CEO of Vulcanair Brazil, told AIN at LABACE. The company began working on the arrangement following an order for seven of its P68 Observer 2 piston twins from the Chilean Navy (all since delivered). First delivery for assembly is already en route to Brazil “in two 40-foot containers.” He added, “this saves around 60 hours of flying and the cost of a ferry flight [from Italy], and the customer will be able to pick up [the new aircraft] at our factory here. We’re hoping to do more later, [such as] painting and interiors.” The technical and performance details of the P68R were published in the August 15 issue of LABACE Convention News, page 18.

Vulcanair also announced that earlier this month it received Chilean certification (validation) for its single-engine, piston-powered trainer, the four-seat V1.0.