A delegation that includes representatives from Brazil’s Industries Federation System of Santa Catarina State, National Service of Industrial Apprenticeship, Wega Aircraft, Novaer Craft, and others were at SUN ’n FUN last week to promote newly announced incentives available to aircraft and aviation component manufacturers, as well as aviation-related services providers and other precision industries interested in expanding into Brazil.
The Santa Catarina Delegation included representatives of the Brazilian companies and institutions.
“We are very excited to be attending SUN ’n FUN this year and to be able to begin discussions with companies involved in aviation and other industries and to promote the development of friendly relations, trade exchange, economic, technological and industrial cooperation,” said Glauco José Corte, FIESC President. “Santa Catarina State is committed to providing both the economic incentives and skilled labor necessary to become our country’s new aviation hub.”
“One of the major attractions to our area is the National Service of Industrial Apprenticeship,” added Antonio José Carradore, director of education and technology from SENAI Santa Catarina. “The state-of-the-art campus was created and is being expanded to provide the highest levels of professional education and technical capabilities for aircraft technical candidates. Our aircraft technician graduates will be fully-qualified and experienced in the latest methods of aircraft assembly, inspection and repair.”
Another highlight of the Santa Catarina State Delegation’s booth were two new Brazilian aircraft manufacturers.
Wega Aircraft flew in two of its new kit built airplanes from its factory in Palhoça, Santa Catarina State. One aircraft is on display in the Delegation’s booth and the other is on display at the adjacent Superior Air Parts booth. Superior Air Parts manufactured the 180-horsepower XP-360 Engines that power the Wega Aircraft.
Novaer Craft has information on its new four-place, pressurized U-Xc aircraft. It will be powered by a 315-horsepower Lycoming engine and offer a 192-knot cruise speed, 16,000 foot ceiling and a 1,632 pound useful load.