Organizers at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) had forecast the largest show to date and they were not disappointed by the turnout at the event, held last week in São Paulo, Brazil. By the end of the second day, the visitor count had exceeded 6,500, some 500 more than attended the entire three-day event last year.
Brazil’s Embraer saw its net income for this year’s second quarter plummet to $4.9 million from $36.9 million during the same period a year earlier, as changes in the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Brazilian real continue to strongly influence the company’s balance sheets.
Líder Aviação, headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, recently became a Raisbeck-authorized installation center to support Raisbeck Learjet performance system sales. The company will be responsible for selling, installing and maintaining Raisbeck’s ZR Lite and aft fuselage locker for the Learjet 30 series.
Embraer (Booth No. 7441) announced Monday a plan to offer its executive jet customers a carbon offset module for the Embraer Executive Care (EEC) maintenance program.
“Tool on Time” is exactly what it sounds like–a maintenance support program that will make maintenance tools and ground support equipment readily available. It is the latest offering from Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and is intended to complement its spare parts pooling program to quickly provide parts and reduce the need for inventory investments.
At press time the inaugural Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) was still officially scheduled for January 16 to 18 in Saõ Paulo, Brazil, but NBAA said it was giving serious consideration to changing the show’s date, a move prompted by the country’s presidential election next month and the expected formation of a new national civil aviation agency, which the association said needs time “to become fully establi
It was a risk from the start. No, I’m not talking about President Bush’s decision to wage war on Iraq. I’m referring to LABACE, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, a much smaller and less significant risk, but a risk nonetheless. LABACE took place for the first time in São Paulo, Brazil, last month.
One year after beginning construction at its new maintenance facility, Táxi Aéreo Marília (TAM) has begun operations at its Jundiaí center, which will allow the company to handle 120 aircraft per month, double the number it services at its Congonhas facility. The new center briefly wears the crown as the largest business aviation maintenance facility in the world until Cessna inaugurates its new facility in Wichita this month.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has created an Environmental Strategies and Technologies Office, with plans to draft a series of new environmental protection policies. The goal, according to Embraer, is to reduce the environmental impact of its products and production processes. “There is a growing concern, within Embraer, regarding environmental issues,” said president and CEO Frederico Fleury Curado.
A Learjet 35 crashed November 4 in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least eight people. Witnesses said the airplane, owned by São Paulo-based air-taxi operator Reali Taxi Aerea, was attempting to return to Campo do Marte Airport just after takeoff in light rain, when it slammed nose first into a suburban neighborhood. Killed in the crash were