LABACE On In Sao Paulo

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The Latin America Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (LABACE) runs from Wednesday to Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the show is now billing itself as the second-largest business aviation event in the world (behind NBAA). All the major OEMs will be there in force with multiple aircraft in the static display and booths on the convention floor. Last year more than 15,000 registered delegates attended the event.

Latin America is one of the fastest-growing markets for business aviation and governments are straining to create facilities to meet the demand. One of the main elements of the program is the annual meeting of Business Aviation in Latin America, whose theme for this year's discussion is "A Vision for the Future." Prior to the official opening of the convention, Bombardier held its annual safety standdown with seminars conducted by leading experts in safety-related issues.