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Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer´s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measu...

Embraer Announces Delivery of the First E190-E2 in April of 2018

Embraer confirmed today April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA – www.eraa.org). Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will begin revenue service wit...

Upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx makes successful maiden flight

First of eight Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21A helicopters to undergo major upgrade. The first three upgraded aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and will provide increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness. Latest milestone in the long standing partnership between Leonardo and the Brazilian Navy with the Lynx helicopter. Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful...

Satcom Direct (SD) activates first Brazilian aircraft with Jet ConneX

Following hard on the heels of LABACE, the business aviation connectivity company Satcom Direct (SD) has become the first service provider to activate the Inmarsat Jet ConneX technology for a Brazilian registered executive aircraft. The privately owned Gulfstream G650, based in São Paulo, will begin using the service in September. The activation of the Jet ConneX, Ka-band technology will...

Embraer’s unique Legacy 650E paint scheme made a splash at LABACE

In its debut day at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), Embraer’s Legacy 650E surprised visitors with a unique paint scheme. Currently on static display at the show in São Paulo, Brazil, the Legacy 650E’s bold new external paint design – a visual masterpiece that unites the aircraft’s classic aesthetic and robust heritage wit...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X Highlights LABACE 2017

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet: the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, along with the legendary 5,950nm/11,000 km Falcon 7X and the 4,000 nm/7,700 km Falcon 2000S. The event runs from August 15-17 at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport. Less than one year after certification of the 6,450 nm/11,945 km trijet, the 8X is in oper...

Textron Aviation and TAM celebrate 35 years of delivering class-leading aircraft and support at LABACE 2017

Textron Aviation and longtime channel partner TAM Aviacão Executive are marking 35 years of successfully delivering world class aircraft and support solutions to customers in the region during the 2017 Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Throughout the three-day event, Textron Aviation and TAM are showcasing th...

Embraer appoints CCO for Executive Jets business unit

Embraer announced that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of the global sales organization for new and pre-flown aircraft as well as the oversight of relationshi...

Bombardier delivers its first Learjet 75 in Brazil

The class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to a light jet platform Learjet 75 is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration and a flat floor throughout the cabin for a smooth ride and the ultimate in comfort Recently celebrated the delivery of the 3,000th Learjet aircraft Bombardier Busi...

P&WC continues global service network expansion with new designated maintenance facility in Brazil

Following its first DMF announcement at SINDAG last week, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today at LABACE 2017 that it has appointed its second Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF), RICO Taxi Aéreo Ltda. (RICO), under the company's new global network expansion model. Based in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, RICO will serve customers of PT6A engines which power Cessna Caravan...

Rockwell Collins to feature latest cabin, avionics and aircraft service offerings at LABACE 2017

Rockwell Collins will showcase business aviation solutions for the Latin American market, including flight deck, connectivity, cabin and service solutions at the 15th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Expo, from Aug. 15-17.  “This year we are showcasing even more of our business portfolio at LABACE to meet the needs of our customers in the region,” s...

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands global service network appointing ABA in Brazil as first designated maintenance facility

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced at Congresso Sindag Mercosul 2017 that it has appointed Brazil-based ABA Manutencao de Ltda. (ABA) as its first Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) under the company's new global network expansion model. The new DMF will serve the agricultural aerial application industry in Brazil, helping to enhance availability and accessibility to a wid...