LABACE 2012 highlights the potential of Latin America’s private jet market
The 2012 Latin American Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (LABACE) started on Wednesday and so far it’s been a soaring success according to our team at the show in São Paulo, Brazil.
The event organisers estimate that this year’s LABACE show will generate business of around US $700 million and several manufacturers have already revealed new private jet orders – including Dassault Falcon who announced plans to deliver at least six more Falcons into Brazil this year.
More than 70 aircraft are on display at Congonhas Airport, ranging from entry-level private jets like the very light twin engine Embraer Phenom 100 up to an Airbus ACJ318 which carries up to 19 passengers, features a private office that converts to a bedroom, and has club seating in several spacious lounge areas.
The exhibition area is also seeing high levels of traffic – with a record 16,000 visitors from around the world attending over the three days.
The Chapman Freeborn Brazil team (booth #3018) has been sharing photos live from the show floor and the static display – including the Piaggio P180 and Phenom 100 aircraft shown below.