Avantto Orders 34 Epic E1000 GX Aircraft for Fractional Fleet in Latin America

New turboprop singles are part of an expansion plan focusing on Brazil.

The Epic E1000 GX will help the fractional operator Avantto expand its footprint with its short-field capabilities. [Courtesy: Epic Aircraft]

Avantto, a leading executive aircraft-sharing and fractional-ownership company in Latin America, said it is adding Epic Aircraft’s E1000 GX turboprop single to its fleet. The move is part of the company’s expansion plan.

Avantto said it plans to establish new operations in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Bahai, and Goiás, and chose the E1000 GX because of its ability to reach remote destinations and operate from short runways which, the company said, are “a reality at most regional airports in Brazil.”

“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 program to be delivered over a span of five years. The first two will be delivered in 2023," said Rogério Andrade, CEO of Avantto.

Andrade said the aircraft will be used to improve its sharing program’s services in areas where the demand for aviation services is strong but access to commercial flights is limited.

"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," said Doug King, CEO of Epic Aircraft.

Andrade noted that Avantto’s operational experience and strategy of offering high-performance products helped make the partnership with Epic an especially good fit. "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," he said. 

Epic designed the E1000 GX to set new standards for single engine turboprops in terms of aerodynamics and performance. The six-place aircraft has a 1200-horsepower engine and a maximum cruise speed of 333 ktas.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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