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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,...

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations.  This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market.  “We are proud to...

Embraer E190-E2 wins certification from three authorities: FACC technology is also on board

Embraer received approval from no less than three aviation authorities for the E190-E2. The first member of its new generation of the regional passenger aircraft family E-Jet E2 of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer impresses with new technologies and high efficiency. An important contribution to this has been made by FACC: as Embraer's technology partner, FACC has developed and manufactured...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook.  The three SAR aircraft wil...

Embraer reaches 2017 delivery outlook

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18...

Embraer KC-390 Achieves Initial Operational Capability

The new Embraer KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet completed a relevant milestone today, with Embraer demonstrating to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the scope agreed upon with the FAB. As p...