The Argentine government has reclassified the El Palomar air terminal in the province of Buenos Aires as an international airport, responding to requests from aviation firms.The decision was confirmed via a resolution from the National and Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), issued in the Argentine Official Gazette.
President Mauricio Macri visited the El Palomar Air Base, to inspect the first Hercules C-130 aircraft to undergo a modernisation process entirely in the country. During his tour of the base, Macri spoke with Air Force aviators who operate these aircraft in humanitarian missions worldwide.
Argentina's Air Force commemorated with a parade and display of force the 35th anniversary of its ''Baptism of Fire”, which occurred on May first 1982 when Argentine fighters completed over 50 sorties in an attempt to repeal the British Task Force sent to recover the Malvinas Islands.
Defence minister Arturo Puricelli said that Argentines “are not prepared to tolerate the usurpation” of the Malvinas Islands ‘for the rest of our lives’ and the honour and glory for those who fought in the South Atlantic “is going to be recalled until we obtain absolute and exclusive sovereignty over our Islands”.
France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen recently marked two production milestones in Latin America. Production of the one-millionth vehicle at the Palomar plant in Argentina coincided with production of the one-millionth engine at the company’s Porto Real plant in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.