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Textron Aviation & TAM celebrate 40-years of world-class aircraft & support in Brasil; King Air 360 makes Labace debut

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Textron Aviation and its longtime regional channel partner TAM Aviação Executiva are marking 40 years of partnership at this week’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil. The two companies have been working together since 1982 to deliver world-class aircraft and support to customers throughout the region.

Textron Aviation’s presence at LABACE includes the show debut for the Beechcraft King Air 360, which began deliveries in 2020. The rest of the aircraft on display include models that have proven to meet the unique requirements of operators across Latin America, making Textron Aviation the general aviation leader in region.

“It’s great to be back in-person again and highlight some of our latest product investments at the first LABACE since 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with our existing operators and also exhibit our products that are leaders in our industry. 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, our leadership is based on our commitment to designing, building and supporting the best aircraft in the industry. 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.”

Marcelo Moreira, Textron Aviation vice president of Sales for Latin America.

Textron Aviation continues to be the leader in the Latin America with more than 3,100 turbine aircraft based in the region, including over 1,200 jets and 1,900 turboprops. Demand for new aircraft 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. 

Flight activity is also increasing. According to industry data, the region has already surpassed pre-pandemic activity from 2019.

Aerial photography of the Textron Cessna Latitude business jet flying over Keystone Lake, west of Tulsa, OK. Photo: Textron
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