Airbus Takes Aim at the Billionaire Club, Bombardier, Embraer and Gulfstream at LABACE and MORE

BusinessAviationVoice: Certification For New Legacy 500

The Embraer Legacy 500 executive jet, which is currently showing at LABACE, now has type certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency. It was one of the few remaining milestones before the manufacturer begins deliveries to customers. The next major mile marker will be FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification within a matter of weeks, followed by certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Production is under way, with the first delivery scheduled for September. Up to six aircraft will be produced in 2014, and production will ramp up throughout next year.

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Bombardier Is Well Represented In LABACE Static Display

Bombardier is making a strong appearance at the LABACE show with four of its aircraft in the static display at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, spanning the entire gamut of the private jet market.

Bombardier strong presence at LABACE

Making its Brazilian debut as well as its first airshow appearance since receiving FAA certification in June, is the Canadian airframer’s Challenger 350 super midsize. An improvement on the Challenger 300, the nine-passenger twinjet offers 3,200-nm (5,926-km) range based on its greater fuel capacity, capable of linking São Paulo with San Juan. It has a new wing with canted winglets, and a higher maximum takeoff weight of 40,600 pounds. Following the show, the twinjet will embark on a regional tour with additional stops in Brazil and Guatemala.

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Airbus Takes Aim at the Billionaire Club

Airbus Corporate Jets doesn’t do small business jets. The entry level into the ACJ world is the ACJ318, based on the 100-plus-seat A318 airliner. The top end of the range reaches right up to the ACJ380 based on the world’s largest commercial aircraft. And such aircraft do not come cheap, especially when outfitted to a luxurious standard. According to the annual Buyer’s Guide produced by AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler, even the popular single-aisle ACJ319 will set you back around $87 million.

Airbus Corporate Jets doesn’t do small business jets

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Remarkable Growth for Gulfstream Business Aviation in Latin America

Gulfstream opened this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Exhibition & Conference (LABACE) by noting “remarkable growth” in the region’s bizjet market. The business jet manufacturer opened the conference by announcing its fleet in Latin America has grown by nearly 70 percent since 2009. The company has its in-production fleet — the Gulfstream G650, G550, G450, G280, and G150 — at the annual air show in Sao Paulo.

Remarkable business aviation growth in Latin America says Gulfstream

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Latin America and Caribbean Ripe for Business Aviation Growth

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is home to more than 5,000 business aircraft–2,457 jets 2,588 turboprops–according to current data from aviation data services firm JetNet. This represents 14.8 percent of the world’s fixed-wing business turbine fleet, despite the region’s 6.6-percent share of world gross domestic product (GDP).

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The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has endorsed ARGUS’ new Certified Charter Broker program:

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The 10th anniversary of the G450 certification by the FAA:

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