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Embraer Selects Authorized Service Center for Executive Jets in Argentina

Embraer announced the selection of Aero Baires as its first authorized service center for Executive Jets in Argentina. Based at Aeródromo de San Fernando, in Buenos Aires, the center was certified by the local aeronautical authority, ANAC (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil), for the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300. &ldq...

Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude

Engineless Perlan 2 reaches 52,172 feet, breaking record set by Perlan 1 in 2006 Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding. “We are celebrating an amazing victory...

Embraer Phenom 100 starts operation in Argentina

Two Embraer Phenom 100 have recently started operations in Argentina, making the debut of Embraer Executive Jets in the country’s business aviation market. These first aircraft registered in Argentina are operating as charter and private flights. A fleet of over 340 Phenom 100 entry-level jets is flying worldwide, with more than 100 in Latin America alone. “We are thrilled with the...

ATR introduces the first ATR 72-600 in Argentina

Avian Líneas Aéreas, the new subsidiary of the South American company Synergy Aerospace, has taken delivery of the first new-generation ATR 72-600 to fly in Argentina. The airline intends to start operations of its new ATR -600 series fleet during the first quarter of 2017, commercially branded as Avianca Argentina, following the carrier’s current certification process. The del...

Argentina’s Cicare Prepares for Certified Helos

Argentine kit helicopter maker Cicare plans to enter the certified helicopter market. Raul Oreste, the company’s chief commercial officer, told AIN that the company is working on a certified version of the Model 12 two-seater that is currently sold as a kit. It hopes to have it certified to Part 27 standards within “three to four years.” The Model 12 kit sel...

Argentina Eyes Another Batch of Russian Mi-171 Helicopters

Argentina is mulling a contract with Russia for another batch of Russian-made Mi-171 helicopters, Argentina’s Deputy Defense Minister Angel Pablo Tello said Wednesday. The South American country has two types of Russian helicopters from theMi-171 family that are used for Arctic missions. "Argentina is considering buying new helicopters from Russia," T...

Buenos Aires gives Sol deadline to find new investors

Sol Líneas Aéreas (8R, Rosario, SF) staff have temporarily returned to work after the airline reached a compromise with the Argentine government concerning its immediate future. Sol ceased operations on Friday last week after Aerolineas Argentinas (AR, Buenos Aires Ezeiza) rescinded a long-standing Capacity Purchase Agreement which had availed ARS125 million (USD9.44 million) in f...

Argentina to sign for AESA-equipped Kfir fighters

Argentina is expected to sign a contract on 10 November covering the purchase of 14 Kfir Block 60 fighters. The nation's air force opted to acquire upgraded examples of the Israel Aerospace Industries-produced combat aircraft, which have been non-operational for two decades. IAI had been offering a Block 60 version of the roughly 40-year-old Kfir design, powered by a GE Aviation&n...

The Argentine coast guard receives its first H225 helicopter

At a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard. This new helicopter, which will be based in the city of Mar del Plata and used for search and rescue missions in the Argentinian sea, marks the start of the renewal process for the Coast Guard’s fleet of SA330 Puma...