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SKY expands its international footprint with 10 A321XLRs

SKY signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step in the A320neo/A321neo Family, meeting market requirements for increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft. The A321XLR will deliver an unprecedented narrow-body airliner range of up to 4,700nm, wi...

JetSMART selects NAVBLUE’s ROPS system for its fleet

Signs largest ROPS agreement by a low-cost carrier in South America NAVBLUE will equip the airline’s 100 A320 Family aircraft with the Airbus Runway Overrun Protection System This deal confirms the success of this innovative system on the market with more than 900 aircraft equipped Airbus subsidiary NAVBLUE will provide Chile’s low-cost carrier JetSMART with the Airbus Runway Over...

Chilean helicopter fleet grows stronger with first AW109 Trekker sale in the country

An AW119Kx VIP and an AW109 Trekker utility will be delivered in 4Q2018 and 1Q2019 respectively  Leonardo helicopters fleet in Chile exceeds 20 aircraft of various models including AW119, AW109, AW139 and W-3A Sokol covering VIP/corporate passenger, firefighting, utility and law enforcement  Over 400 Leonardo helicopters are in service in Latin America for civil and military tasks...

A350-900 lands in Chile for FIDAE Air Show

World’s most modern airliner on static and flying display during Latin America’s iconic air show The A350-900 flight test aircraft arrived in Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport for the 20th edition of the FIDAE Air Show, where it will be on static display and take part in flying demonstrations between 2-5 April. The A350-900 displayed in Santiago, MSN002, first m...

Twin Otter Series 400 Full Flight Simulator Receives Level “D” Qualification from EASA and CAAC

At the 2018 FIDAE Aerospace Exhibition, Pacific Sky Aviation announced that their Twin Otter Series 400 Full Flight Simulator has received Level “D” qualification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and is also now being used to provide customized high- altitude training for Viking Series 400 Twin Otter customers. Mic...

Bell Helicopter begins delivery of nine Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Chile

Bell Helicopter announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation. “We are excited to announce the first two of nine Bell 505s have been delivered to our friends at Eagle Copters South America,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Latin America. “With the latest...

Ecocopter takes delivery of Frasca EC135 simulator

Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) announced that Ecocopter, Santiago, Chile has taken delivery of their Frasca built EC-135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) at their flight training facility located at the Eulogio Sanchez Airport in Santiago. This is the first of two Helicopter FTDs that Frasca will be providing to EcoCopter. The second device, an AS350B FTD will be installed at...

Russia Seeks to Supply Mi-17 Antarctic-Suited Helicopters to Chile

Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergey Goreslavsky said that the arctic and polar variant of the Mi-17 type helicopter could be popular in Chile, a country which is implementing a policy of exploring the Antarctic. Russia is seeking to offer its new Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter variants suited to operating in the Antarctic to Chile, Russ...

Two Corporate Customers in Chile Sign Letter of Intent for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc.  company, announced two Bell 505 letter of intent (LOI) signings in Chile to two corporate customers. Both aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport for flights throughout the region. These signings are a testament to the growing demand of this aircraft and brings the current LOI count to more than 350 worldwide and more than 75 throughout...

Kaman promoting K-Max firefighting role at FIDAE 2016

Kaman Corp has announced it will attend the FIDAE 2016 aerospace exhibition in the Chilean capital Santiago this week to promote the use of the K-Max for firefighting work. FIDAE opens today (Tuesday) through to Sunday 3rd April. The K-Max is a dedicated lift helicopter, and features intermeshing rotor blades. A total of 38 were built during a production run from 1994 to 2003, fo...

Airbus Shows Off Market Share in Latin America and Caribbean

Airbus showcased its aircraft and healthy market share at the FIDAE Air Show in Chile. Yesterday, Airbus Group SE  highlighted its market share in Latin America and the Caribbean at the FIDAE 2016 air show being held in Chile. The company maintains that it has over 65% of the market share in the region including its to-be delivered aircraft backlog. The aircraft manufacturer remains con...

Cessna Citation Latitude makes FIDAE International Air and Space Fair debut

Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc, a Textron Inc. company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude is making its FIDAE International Air and Space Fair debut at the Santiago International Airport March 29-April 3. The Latitude, Textron Aviation’s most recently certified business jet, has been on a wordwide tour demonstrating its performance capabilities...