““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
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