The XIV Feria Internacional de defensa, de Aeronáutica y del Espacio (FIDAE) 2006 took place late last month in Santiago de Chile.

Embraer ERJ W445

The biennial show attracted strong global participation amid expectations of a slow, but financially significant military aerospace market emerging across South America in the medium term. Hosted at a new venue at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez airport, the show is now claiming the status of being the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.

Peter La Franchi reported from the show for Flight on...

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Source: Flight International