Synerjet has revealed that, as the exclusive sales agent for Pilatus in South and Central America, PC-12 sales are growing in popularity, with expectations for the PC-24 very high.
The exclusive Pilatus sales agent for South and Central America, Synerjet, has achieved numerous sales over the past two years in the Latin American market since it broadened its focus beyond Brazil. Economic confidence has slumped before and since the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff last August, at the time of LABACE 2016.
At that show, Pilatus, in fact, sold two aircraft, one of which is in the LABACE 2017 static display having been delivered to CBAir, which last month merged with Global Aviation to form a new company, ICON Aviation.
José Eduardo Brandão, Synerjet general director, told AIN at the show that “our first intention was to find markets other than Brazil, which was in a crisis; the market stopped completely. We spent a whole year without selling any aircraft at all.”
But with the new strategy, Synerjet has had considerable success. “We are succeeding and we have sold the first PC-12s in countries such as Paraguay, Colombia, Panama and Chile in the last two years. Nowadays we have five or six PC-12s flying in Chile and in Colombia the second PC-12 will be delivered next month.” He said the company also sold a PC-12 at this year’s LABACE to a customer from Costa Rica, “the first ever sold there,” a sale that follows up last year’s success at the Congonhas event.
The PC-12 fleet in Latin America now totals approximately 50 aircraft, although most are still in Brazil. Synerjet “recently sold five PC-12s in Brazil—to several different operators,” suggesting that the market in the nation may be less in crisis than it once was. (Brandão admitted, “We had to reduce the price a bit.)