Citations Major Part of Textron Aviation’s Return to LABACE
Textron Aviation and its longtime regional support partner TAM Aviação Executiva marked 40 years of partnership at the recent Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil.
The company’s LABACE presence included the show debut for the Beechcraft King Air 360, which began deliveries in 2020. Also on display were three of the latest Citation models – the Cessna Citation Latitude, Cessna Citation M2 and Cessna Citation CJ3+ – as well as the Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
“It’s great to be back in-person again and highlight some of our latest product investments at the first LABACE since 2019,” said Marcelo Moreira, Textron Aviation vice president of Sales for Latin America. “The Latin American market is very important to Textron Aviation as our aircraft account for more than half of the turbine fleet in the region. We’re also pleased to have the opportunity this week to celebrate our four-decade relationship with TAM Aviação Executiva. This is a relationship that has been beneficial to both companies, and we look forward to many more years of success together.”
Textron Aviation counts more than 3,100 turbine aircraft based in the Latin America region, including over 1,200 jets and 1,900 turboprops. Demand for new aircraft also remains strong throughout the region, especially in Brazil.
Throughout the past five years, more than 250 Textron Aviation aircraft have been delivered in the region. Last year, one quarter of all Textron Aviation turboprop deliveries went to Latin America. Textron Aviation jets also are the leader in Latin America market by representing 46 percent of all jets based in the region.
The company further noted that flight activity is also increasing. According to industry data, the region has already surpassed pre-pandemic activity from 2019.