After long years of research, many trips to the USA to search for better ways to fabricate fibers, design more efficient wings and stronger planes structures and to expend his knowledge in Electro-Mechanic engineering, Noe de Oliveira was able to finalize the project that place him among one of the best Airplane designers in Brazil.
Nowadays his airplanes are well known around the world, being certified for example by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), the South Africa Aviation Authority (SACAA) and others.
The Paradise airplane made its first flight in 1999, in Feira de Santana/Ba. It was the seventh project developed by Mr. Oliveira. Since then, his airplanes have been improving with the valuable help from his costumers, business partners and suppliers, securing a recognized place on the world scenario.
Paradise Aircraft Sebring Florida
Back a decade, of operation the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo had a goal of putting the KSEF airport on the map. Doing so should attract business activity. Expo focused on the new segment of aviation — Light-Sport Aircraft — although it also included ultralights, lighter kit-built aircraft, and on occasion, conventional GA airplanes. It appears that 2014 is the year that goal was met.
Sebring now claims longtime light airplane resident Lockwood Aircraft, added Tecnam of Italy in the spring with a major new facility, and in November garnered Paradise Aircraft of Brazil. The south of the equator company announced it had leased a 5,000 square foot hangar to launch their U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations.
In a visit earlier this fall, Noe Oliveira told me that he was taking steps to build aircraft in Sebring for sale in the USA but also for export to other countries. Assisted by an interpreter, he explained that shipping from the USA is easier logistically so they will serve the globe from their Florida facility, aided by existence of a Sebring Free Trade Zone that reduces government fees.
The program will start with shipping a few already completed aircraft for reassembly and delivery, followed by partial manufacturing, and culminating in full manufacturing in America. I know of another Brazilian LSA company consider something similar and Brazilian jet maker Embraer has recently set up shop at the Melbourne, Florida airport … so Paradise may be on to something with their recently announced move.
For more information on the Paradise P1 NG light sport aircraft contact: ED RICKS 623-695-9040