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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...

SITAONAIR and DECEA working together to extend ATS datalink services in Brazil

Further enhancing aviation safety and efficiency in Brazil’s airspace, air navigation service provider, the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA), is working with SITAONAIR to expand ATS datalink services for main airports in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  Following previous successful datalink installations, DECEA is expanding ATS datalink services&n...

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...