Brazil-based fractional ownership company Amaro Aviation has closed a deal with Synerjet Corp, the exclusive distributor of the Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft for Latin America, for the acquisition of up to 12 aircraft over the next five years.
The investment will be of around half a billion Brazilian reals, and the new business jets and turboprops should be available in Amaro's fleet by 2028. Their acquisition will be gradual.
As part of the partnership, Synerjet Corp will have an eighth share of each aircraft involved in the negotiation. The agreement includes the acquisition of up to eight of the PIlatus PC-12 NGX. The first will be purchased in 2023 and the second in 2024. The remaining turboprops will arrive to complete the fleet between 2025 and 2028.
The deal also includes the acquisition of four PC-24s. The first unit will be acquired in 2023 and the others will arrive over the course of following years, at a rate of one aircraft per year between 2025 and 2028. The PC-24 is designed to operate in short airfields and even unpaved ones, like dirt or grass.
“The partnership with Synerjet Corp provides us with a new positioning in the business aviation market, allowing customers the absolute flexibility to operate in a number of airports where other aircraft cannot, therefore reducing the total travel time to their destination,” says Amaro founder Marcos Amaro.
Synerjet CEO José Eduardo Brandão adds: “Our partnership with Amaro Aviation has been expanded thanks to the entrepreneurial ability of Marcos Amaro and his team of talented professionals, the high technology, safety, flexibility and low operating cost offered by Pilatus Aircraft products and the high-level services provided by Synerjet Corp at its facilities at Catarina Executive airport.”
Amaro Aviation currently has 10 aircraft in its fleet, three of which, a PC-12 NGX, PC-24 and Gulfstream G550, are available for the fractional ownership programme.