This August, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) returns to São Paulo, Brazil. LABACE is South America’s foremost business aviation event, and celebrates its 14th edition this year. Read on to learn more.

Latin America’s Leading Business Aviation Event

Held at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, LABACE is Latin America’s premier trade fair dedicated to business aviation. This well-established event is also the second largest of its kind anywhere in the world.

During the 15 years since its inception, the show has welcomed a total of 134,313 visitors and 1,719 exhibitors. To date, over 600 aircraft have been featured in the static display area.

The show attracts the world’s biggest names in aircraft manufacturing to Brazil, as well as those who provide products and services in support of business aviation.

Labace 2013

LABACE is Latin America’s leading business aviation event, attracting attendees from all over the globe.

Bringing the LATAM BizAv Community Together 

LABACE gives exhibitors the opportunity to connect with an audience eager to explore all the latest developments in the business aviation sector. Both local and international companies will be participating, with manufacturers, operators, maintenance shops, interior finishers, equipment providers and builders of new airports all represented.

Visitors can check out the latest aircraft models at the static display area, which will be located on the airport’s auxiliary ramp space. In addition to the main exhibition area, a series of stands can be found at the chalet village around the perimeter of the site.

A number of seminars and discussion forums will be open to delegates, covering a wide range of topics. Attendees can expect lively and constructive sessions, as top industry representatives discuss key issues and lay the foundations for the future of business aviation in the region.

LABACE 2017 Schedule

Tuesday, August 15

12:00 Noon – Event opening
12:00 to 20:00 – Exposition and static display

Wednesday, August 16
08:00 to 19:00 – Courses and seminars
12:00 to 20:00 – Exposition and static display

Thursday, August 17
08:00 to 18:00 – Courses and seminars
12:00 to 19:00 – Exposition and static display

LABACE 2017 takes place at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo in Brazil from 15 – 17 August. For further details on the conference agenda and all the latest news on the build up to the event, please visit the official website.

Jetex at LABACE 2017


The Jetex booth at LABACE 2016 in São Paulo.

Jetex boasts a strong presence in Latin America, operating outstanding FBOs in Santiago, Chile and Toluca, Mexico. Our booth has become a regular and instantly recognizable fixture at LABACE, the region’s most important gathering for the business aviation community. This year, we have many exciting developments to share, including plans for further expansion of our global network. Our team is looking forward to meeting you at this must-attend event, and to discuss how you can benefit from the broad range of services we provide.

Flying to Brazil

Landing permits are required for all flights to Brazil, with a minimum recommended lead time of 48 hours. The following documentation is required for single stop permits and domestic permits:

  • Pilot in command (PIC) and second in command (SIC) licenses, first class medicals, and type ratings
  • Aircraft airworthiness and registration certificates
  • Worldwide insurance certificate (including 3rd party liability clause on behalf of the operator)
  • Full flight schedule
  • Operator and aircraft information
  • Details on purpose of flight

For charter operations, the following additional documentation in needed:

  • Operations specifications (D085 and B050)
  • Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) or Air Carrier Certificate (ACC)

At some airports, customs and immigration officers may also ask to see a signed customs letter or charter agreement.

All passengers and crew must be carrying passports which are valid for the intended length of stay. Visas may be required for passengers depending on their nationalities, and cannot be obtained upon arrival. Note that crew do not need visas for Brazil if they are staying for less than 10 days, provided they have proper credentials. Active pilots must carry their licenses, whilst flight attendants and mechanics need government issued licenses in order to avoid crew visa requirements. GenDec is mandatory for all international arrivals.

Airport Options for LABACE 2017

LABACE will take place at São Paulo–Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP). As SBSP is a domestic-only airport, it cannot function as an Airport of Entry (AoE). Therefore, the most convenient option for those traveling to the event is to land at an AoE, then reposition to SBSP on a domestic leg.

The primary international airport for São Paulo is Guarulhos (SBGR). SBGR is a 24-hour AoE, and offers a full range of ground handling services. Aircraft parking is generally limited to 48 hours, with requests for extensions being difficult to obtain due to congestion from commercial traffic. Prior Permission Required (PPR) is mandatory for parking at SBGR, with a recommended lead time of seven days.

Other options for international arrivals include Campinas (SBKP), Manaus (SBEG), Recife (SBRF), Porto Alegre (SBPA), Foz do Iguacu (SBFI), Florianopolis (SBFL) and Curitiba (SBCT).

Once repositioned, parking availability at SBSP should not be an issue. The static display will be in an open area at the south side of the airfield, which is not normally used. Note however that GA parking at SBSP is within private hangars, not on the apron, and so must be arranged in advance.

Arrange Your Trip to Brazil with Jetex

Flying to LABACE 2017 in São Paulo? Arrange your trip with Jetex!

We deliver world-class trip planning services, including permit arrangementsground handlingfuel uplifts and bespoke concierge services. Our dedicated operations teams are on standby 24/7 to look after all the technical details of your journey, allowing you to relax and focus on the purpose of your visit.

To find out more about our services, please us today on +971 4 212 4000 or email