RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As reported in July by ex-Defense Minister Agustín Rossi, during a ceremony held at the IX Air Brigade facilities, the Ministry of Defense was negotiating the purchase of an additional Saab 340 to expand the operations of the state-owned Lineas Aéreas del Estado (LADE) that serves Patagonia.
"The aircraft will be used to increase the operational air transport and ordinary transport capacity of the IX Air Brigade, Comodoro Rivadavia, Province of Chubut," as specified in Resolution 2021-688-APN-EMGFAA.
Public bidding process N° 40/03-003-LPU21, called on August 20 . . .