“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Brazil Hosts Annual Latin American Confab
The Latin American business aviation market is delivering on its promise, with Brazil leading the charge. The eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) will be held at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 11 to 13. Last year’s event attracted more than 14,000 visitors and a record-setting number of static-display aircraft (56) and exhibitors (150). This year looks to deliver similar numbers.
Coinciding with LABACE will be several related forums. Bombardier’s Safety Standdown Latin America, now in its second year, will be held August 10 at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo Hotel (www.safetystanddown.com). Aeropodium’s “Business Aviation in Latin America: A Vision for the Future,” an August 12 summit, will explore business aviation developments in the region.
For information, visit www.abag.org.br/labace2011.–Annmarie Yannaco