The arrival of this award-winning aircraft is part of the company's strategy for expansion, as it plans to establish new operational bases in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Mato Grosso and Goiás. After thorough research, the company identified the need to incorporate a turboprop into its fleet and formed a partnership with US manufacturer Epic Aircraft .
"We have great confidence in the partnership with Epic Aircraft and the success of the E1000 GX. We have placed an order for 34 planes for the fractional programme to be delivered over a span of five years. The first two will be delivered in 2023," says Avantto CEO Rogério Andrade.
The aircraft will be used to enhance the service capacity of the sharing programme in regions with high demand for flying but limited availability of commercial flights.
"We are excited to launch our sales in Brazil through this long-term partnership with Avantto, a leader in the country's aviation sector. This agreement signifies our mutual commitment to providing top-notch aviation solutions to the Latin American market," adds Epic CEO Doug King.
Avantto's extensive operational experience, combined with its growth strategy of offering high-performance products with smarter investment solutions for clients, has aligned with Epic Aircraft's innovation, making this partnership a natural and differentiating factor for the company in the market.
"We are the largest and foremost aircraft sharing company in the country. For over a decade, we have innovated processes, which is why Epic Aircraft attracted us so much due to its technology, operational costs and performance," says Andrade.
The Epic E1000 GX single-engine aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 333 ktas and features a 1,200 hp engine. It can operate at its maximum range on short runways, a reality at most regional airports in Brazil. The aircraft accommodates two pilots, four passengers and a large volume of luggage.