Piper Navajo

Law 20560 to promote the industry boost a strong Argentine civil aviation industry.

In order to build licensed light planes from the USA Factory Chincul located in Pocito, San Juan was founded by local empresario José María Beraza.

In this case the logic dictated that the agro helped the industry to be born.
It started in 1972 and was closed down in 1995 in spite of all the efforts to keep her open.

During the 30 year span of the life of the factory 960 planes were built. It had 450 employees and 10 production lines that worked 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Argentina showed that can have a strong aeronautical industry…if allowed to. Economy cycles and politics of the country prevent this from becoming a reality.

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