Brazils Largest FBO Set To Open in February

World-Way Aviation will debut its new FBO at Brazil’s Sorocaba Airport in February, the company announced last week. The $15 million facility, one of six service providers at the airport, will offer a hangar with a clear span of 252 feet and nearly 100,000 sq ft of space — enough room for nine Embraer Lineage 1000s — and 1.5 acres of ramp area.

The FBO's 30,000-sq-ft terminal will have a dedicated VIP lounge, conference room, crew lounge, flight-planning room, crew rest suites, fitness center, observation balcony and concierge service. It will be the largest service provider facility in the country, as well as Brazil’s only member of the Air Elite network.

Located 60 miles from downtown São Paulo, the dedicated business aviation airport is open 24 hours with no slot restrictions, and is the world’s only airport to host service centers owned by Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Source: AIN Online (10/12/2015)


Teterboro Users Group Meeting to be held on December 16th

Glenn King is the Director of Physiology Training for ETC’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT). Mr. King is an FAA-rated pilot, holding both Single and Multi-Engine instrument ratings with over 3,800 hours flying experience with 250 hours in fast jets. He has flown over nineteen centrifuges around the world and is certified as a High Performance Human Centrifuge Pilot. He has developed and taught numerous physiology training courses, and has trained hundreds of military pilots and commercial space travelers worldwide.

His presentation at TUG’s Dec. 16 meeting will cover:

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training – What are a Pilot’s options, and why? Owners, Directors of Flight Operations, and Pilots face many challenges when it comes to selecting the “best” UPRT training for their Pilots. Different viewpoints from Academics, Flight Sims to in-Aircraft training are presented.

Altitude Physiology Training – Why do losses due to Hypoxia continue? A chamber flight 20 years ago may be sufficient to satisfy the FAR’s, but are your truly current? What are the “Pros and Cons” of various hypoxia training systems? Which is best? Should I train my Cabin Crew and Flight Engineers?

Spatial Disorientation/Situational Awareness – The chicken or the egg? Does one cause the other? Causes & Countermeasures. Like Hypoxia, losses due to Spatial Disorientation and loss of Situational Awareness continue, despite the availability to all Pilots of very good training programs and modern equipment. Statistics show that, in accidents where SD was a factor, 90% of those accidents results in fatalities. Don’t think you can succumb to SD? Think again.

We look forward to welcoming Glenn at our December 16th meeting!

Source: Teterboro Users Group