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Air BP expands in Brazil and adds Salvador International Airport to its network

Air BP expands its Brazilian network with the addition of Salvador International Airport. The Air BP Petrobahia joint venture will manage operations at the airport, supplying Jet A-1 to both general and commercial aviation customers. The new location further underpins Air BP’s commitment to Brazil. Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has bolste...

Embraer Receives ANAC´s Type Certificate of The Multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Embraer celebrated another important milestone by receiving the Type Certificate from Brazilian aviation authority Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for its multi-mission airlift KC-390. The certificate was delivered by ANAC´s Director Juliano Alcântara Noman. The ceremony, held at the Brasília Air Force Base, to celebrate the Aviator Day and Brazilian...

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine heli...

Embraer Delivers 15 Commercial and 24 Executive Jets in 3Q18

During the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer delivered 15 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 business jets, being 17 light jets and 7 large jets. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD13.6 billion. Regarding the commercial aviation market, Embraer forecasted in its Market Outlook a demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide over t...

Embraer Introduces - The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 Business Jets

Embraer introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets during a company event at Orlando Executive Airport, where the 2018 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held from October 16-18. The new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 will be on static display during NBAA-BACE. “The Praetor 50...

Satcom Direct (SD) signs Avionics Services as first Latin American hardware reseller.

Satcom Direct Brazil, the regional headquarters for business aviation connectivity, software and hardware provider SD, appointed São Paulo-based Avionics Services as the first SD hardware dealer and installer in Latin America during LABACE 2018. The deal gives Latin American business jet owners and operators a single, local, source for purchasing, installing and supporti...

Rotortrade partners with Gualter Helicopter Brazil

Rotortrade Services is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gualter Helicopter as exclusive distributor in Brazil. Rotortrade Services is a leading international helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters and Gualter Helicopter is a company that specializes in the sale of aircraft with focus on executive aviation in Brazil. Rotortrad...

Dassault presented Virtual Falcon 6X at LABACE 2018

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) featured a virtual representation of Dassault’s newest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile ultra-widebody twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022.   Additionally, the static display&nb...

Pratt & Whitney expands service network with new designated maintenance facility in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced at LABACE 2018 that it has appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica Ltda. Based in Carapicuíba, in São Paulo, this new DMF will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. This new a...

Embraer earnings results 2nd quarter 2018

In 2Q18, Embraer delivered 28 commercial and 20 executive (15 light and 5 large) jets, compared to the 35 commercial and 24 executive (16 light and 8 large) jets in 2Q17; . The Company‟s firm order backlog was US$ 17.4 billion at the end of 2Q18, including contracts of the Services & Support segment; . Reported EBIT and EBITDA1 in 2Q18 were US$ (17.7) million and US$ 44.1 million,...

Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Transatlantic Speed Record between the United States and Europe

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and two passengers on a ferry flight of Embraer’s new Legacy 450 demonstrator aircraf...

Airbus Helicopters signs largest HCare Smart contracts in Latin America for two H225M fleets

Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.  The contract with the Brazilian Armed Forces covers the entirety of the 50 H225Ms currently on order, of which 30 have already been delivered, for the Brazilian Army,...