Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante PT-SDB, Curitiba, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2007–The Bandeirante, operated by Two Taxi Aero, was destroyed and the two crewmembers were killed when it crashed soon after takeoff from Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport.
Before the naysayers look askance at business aviation in Latin America and suggest that recent years of growth were something of an anomaly, they might consider the recent Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, a show that can be described only as a resounding success.
Said by some to be flat on the canvas and awaiting only the referee’s count, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) staged a rather remarkable recovery last month, playing to a record number of attendees and signing exhibitors who were demanding more space next year before the show ended.
The leadership of Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) is collapsing under the pressure of international criticism.
São Paulo, Brazil-based Ocean Air has been named an authorized service facility for all Bombardier business jets. The company is offering round-the-clock AOG assistance, maintenance and services at São Paulo’s Congonhas International Airport. Certified for Learjets since 2005, Ocean Air now offers maintenance and service capabilities for all Bombardier Challengers and Globals.
The upcoming second annual edition of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) will be an important test of whether the event has long-term growth potential.
Brazil’s business aviation association has a lot more to celebrate this year than it did 12 months ago, with growing demand for aircraft and solid financial results from executive charter companies flowing from significant improvements in the local economy.
The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) returns to São Paulo, Brazil, for the third annual staging of this groundbreaking event (March 31 to April 2). The show is organized jointly by ABAG, Brazil’s business aviation association, and the U.S. National Business Aviation Association.
Táxi Aéreo Marília (TAM) plans to transfer nearly all of its maintenance activity from São Paulo Congonhas Airport, Brazil, to the nearby Jundiaí Airport, where the company has already begun building a new hangar. The new facility is scheduled to open in midyear.
Citing a desire by the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) to assume a more extensive role in organizing the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), NBAA yesterday announced, “After three years, ABAG is moving into the lead and will coordinate the event from São Paulo.” The shift will make ABAG the primary party responsible for the production of LABACE 2007, including organization of the exhibit