Latin America Business Aviation Booms, Tulsa sale will continue despite labour setback: Spirit

Latin America Business Aviation Booms: Embraer CEO, Analyst Agree

The last 10 years have seen dramatic economic growth for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Flourishing in tandem with the rise in industry and business is, of course, the need for business jets.

“There is certainly an improvement in the Latin America business jet market. Recent sales results have produced a steep growth in Latin America’s share of the global fleet, reflecting the growing economic strength of the region,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.

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Tulsa sale will continue despite labour setback: Spirit

Despite a new setback, Spirit AeroSystems will continue efforts to sell off assets used to build wings and other parts for the Gulfstream G280 and G650 business jet programmes.

Spirit AeroSystems makes parts for the Gulfstream G280 wing

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chapter of the United Auto Workers union, which represents the G280 and G650 workers at Spirit AeroSystems, rejected a proposed revision to the existing collective bargaining agreement in a vote on 28 September.

Spirit AeroSystems proposed the revision as parts of its efforts to complete the sale of assets use to produce the wings and other components of the two Gulfstream jets

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