Hawker Beechcraft received Brazilian certification for its Hawker 4000 business jet.
They’ll be cracking open the caipirinha bottle in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, this week as Embraer celebrates a sale of 13 Legacy 650 jets to China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing. First delivery is slated for the end of this year, with the remainder due into China over the next five years. The companies announced the orders today at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas.
• Bombardier Aerospace announced it will open its first regional support office in Latin America by year-end. The full-scale RSO will be located in São Paulo, alongside the Canadian OEM’s already established parts depot and authorized service facility, OceanAir Taxi Aéreo. “To compete globally you have to be prepared to commit and deliver locally,” said v-p of customer services and support Andy Nureddin.
The eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition opened August 11 in São Paulo and exceeded its organizer’s expectations, but it closed with uncertainly as to the location of next year’s show.
The hangar at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, that held Labace two weeks ago echoed to a claw-equipped backhoe chewing into the wing of a defunct Boeing 737 on Tuesday.
Aftermarket parts supplier CRS Jet Spares has entered into an agreement with Brazilian repair and overhaul company Aeross. “This partnership allows us an opportunity to provide local support within Brazil, which boasts the second largest business aviation market in the world,” said CRS CEO Armando Leighton, Jr.
The eighth edition of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace) starts Thursday at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, and show organizer Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (Abag) expects it to be the largest yet.
The historic VASP airline hangars that have provided a base for the Labace show in São Paulo, Brazil, could soon be demolished to provide additional space for operations at Congonhas Airport. VASP went bankrupt in 2005 and its hangars have since deteriorated at Congonhas during legal wrangling.
The historic hangars that have provided a base for the Labace show in São Paulo, Brazil, could soon be demolished to provide additional space for operations at Congonhas Airport.
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) made two defense procurement decisions, but deferred the long-pending choice of a new combat aircraft. It bought an unspecified number of Hermes 450 UAV systems from the Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems. The Israeli company noted that it has now sold UAVs to more than 20 countries and that the Hermes 450 has logged more than 200,000 operational flight hours.