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Old January 29th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #241
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TAP & INFRAERO wish happy anniversary to São Paulo city (turned 456 years old on 25/Jan/2010) at Guarulhos Intl. Airport

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TAP & INFRAERO wish happy anniversary to Rio de Janeiro's Galeão International Airport (20/Jan/2010)

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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #242
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Tam May Acquire Stake in Lan With IPO Proceeds, Exame Says

By Fabiola Moura

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian airline Tam SA is negotiating to pay as much as $2 billion to buy part of Chilean President-elect Sebastian Pinera’s stake in Lan Airlines SA, Portal Exame reported, without saying how it obtained the information.

Tam would use proceeds of the initial public offering of its frequent-flyer unit Multiplus SA to help finance the acquisition of 19 percent of the Santiago-based carrier, which Pinera owns through Axxion SA, according to the Web site of Exame, a weekly magazine.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fabiola Moura at .

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Lan Gains on Speculation Tam May Buy Pinera Shares (Update3)

By James Attwood

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Lan Airlines SA rose the most in almost eight months in Santiago trading on speculation Brazilian airline Tam SA may buy shares in the company from President-elect Sebastian Pinera.

Lan, Latin America’s biggest airline by market value, gained 3.4 percent to 8,780 pesos, the biggest advance since June 1. Tam fell 3.6 percent to 34.47 reais.

Tam is negotiating to buy part of Pinera’s stake in Lan, using proceeds of the initial public offering of frequent- flyer unit Multiplus SA, Portal Exame reported, without saying how it obtained the information. Tam neither confirms nor denies the report, the Sao Paulo-based company’s press department wrote by e-mail. Lan doesn’t comment on matters related to shareholders, it wrote in an e-mailed response.

“The rumor is affecting the stock,” Alvaro Pipino, head of research at IM Trust in Santiago, said by telephone today. “Although we don’t think that would happen.’”

Pinera, who controls Lan through a shareholder accord with Chile’s Cueto family, said he will sell his 26 percent stake before he takes office on March 11. The Cuetos have first option to buy the shares.

Axxion SA, the company through which Pinera owns most of his Lan shares, is evaluating the price of an offer to sell the shares to Costa Verde Aeronautica SA, the Cuetos’ investment vehicle, and will present investors with a plan on Feb. 5, Axxion said in statements last week. On the same day, Costa Verde will disclose to shareholders its plan to raise an undisclosed sum by selling new shares.

Pinera adviser and Axxion chairman Fernando Barros wasn’t available for comment, an assistant said by phone today. Axxion executives weren’t available, an assistant said.

To contact the reporters on this story: James Attwood in Santiago at [email protected];

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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #243
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DATE:26/01/10
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Proposed stretch dubbed E-195X by Embraer
By Mary Kirby

A proposed stretch of Embraer's largest-capacity commercial jet has been dubbed the E-195X by the manufacturer, which expects to decide whether to launch the variant - or potentially another type - by mid-2011.

During an exclusive interview today with ATI, Embraer executive vice-president airline market Mauro Kern confirmed that the stretch under study by the Brazilian airframer is informally called the E-195X. "It doesn't have a final name right now," says Kern. "We have been in discussions with many different airlines and are assessing interest in such an aircraft."

A source with knowledge of the situation says Embraer responded to a request for proposals to replace American Airlines' McDonnell Douglas MD-80s with the so-called E-195X.

Asked to respond to this information, American says: "We talk with lots of people about lots of things all the time, but until, if and when, those talks actually result in anything worth announcing, we don't disclose whether there were talks or not."

The carrier notes that "all our 737-800 aircraft are designed to ultimately replace MD-80s that will be retired".

Embraer confirmed last year that it has been gauging market interest in a slightly larger aircraft than the current 115-seat E-195, not only using the current platform, but also a clean-sheet design.

A 130-seater from Embraer would pose head-on competition to the Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan-powered Bombardier CSeries.

Embraer's Kern today declined to talk specifically about the company's conversations with airlines or about the proposed size of the E-195X, saying only that it "is slightly bigger than the E-195".

With regard to Embraer's studies into a clean-sheet design, the airframer is "talking to the engine manufacturers" and exploring "several different possibilities", including open rotor technology, says Kern, noting too that Embraer is also studying turboprop designs.

A new design aircraft would not be delivered until "mid-second half of this decade", he says.

Embraer's "best estimate" is that it will have a decision on whether to launch a new derivative or programme in "12 to 18 months", by the mid-2011 timeframe.

"When the time comes for us to make a decision and launch, we will try to position [the aircraft] as very competitive," says Kern, noting that Embraer is keeping on eye on "the newcomers, the competition and we have Boeing and Airbus making some decisions on what to do next".

The airframer may also opt not to move forward with a larger commercial aircraft. "We're not certain today that we will bring something larger than the E-195," says the Embraer executive.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:41 AM   #244
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Embraer may develop large jet due to demand-report

SAO PAULO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer (EMBR3.SA)(ERJ.N) may develop its largest-ever jet in a bid to meet demand by airlines, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a company executive.

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The new jet would be based on Embraer's 195 model, which seats up to 122 people, and may be ready for delivery starting in 2015 or 2016 if the company decides to go ahead with the project, said Mauro Kern, Embraer's vice president of commercial aviation, according to Folha.

"We are studying some fronts today, looking into the future, to fill a market in the second half of this decade," Kern told Folha. "Among those plans, there is a jet slightly bigger than the 195."

Kern said Embraer is not considering building jets with 150 seats or more to compete with Boeing Co (BA.N) or Airbus, Folha reported.

Embraer is eyeing demand for the replacement of older aircraft that seat up to 150 people, such as the MD-80 jets, Folha said, citing a separate, unnamed Embraer executive. (Reporting by Elzio Barreto)
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:28 AM   #245
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Embraer's Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 programs move forward
30-Jan-2010



Embraer’s midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jet development programs continue moving full ahead. The concepts were presented at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The company maintains its unflagging commitment to developing these aircraft.

The second Man-Machine Interface (MMI) Advisory Board, formed by seasoned pilots and aircraft owners from around the world, was held at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in the second half of 2009. The majority of the Board’s previous suggestions were implemented in the final projects of the jets, confirming Embraer’s commitment to design aircraft that meet market demands. As a result of one of the suggestions, the company now offers a broader range of finishing materials. Guided by six different thematic panels, customers can select the interior configuration that best matches their interests, from among millions of possible combinations.

During the MMI meeting, the Audio and Video Cabin Management System (AV/CMS) – Honeywell’s Ovation® Select™ Full Digital, Hi-Definition, Hi-Fidelity, Hi-Speed Cabin Connection Suite – had its graphical user interface tested in a “Voice of Customer” session, which was dedicated to learning the board’s impressions regarding the system’s functionality and appearance.

“As we begin producing the first parts for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 jets, we are always open to learning from our customers,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “Listening to our customers has been an Embraer trade mark. I believe this is the right attitude to have when designing products that respond to market needs, and are intended to always provide customers with a remarkable ownership experience.”

Various manufacturing processes are in the testing phase. Quality and maturity tests are also being conducted to evaluate the aircraft equipment under critical flight situations, such as vibration and high altitude. Extreme conditions are simulated in advanced testing chambers at supplier and Embraer facilities. This procedure will ensure that certain part designs are already mature when the prototypes begin their test flights.

Embraer steadily advances in the development of avionics and fly-by-wire flight control systems. Rigs are used to simulate the features of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics, as well as the aircraft flight control system. Through the use of computational flight simulation, fly-by-wire control laws are tested and verified by pilots and engineers well before any airplane prototype is built.

Production has begun on the Legacy 500’s first parts. The nose and main landing gear forgings arrived at Heroux-Devtek, in Canada and began to be machined. Meggitt performed the first forgings for the wheels and brakes. Belgium’s Sonaca began the first trials for stretching the rear fuselage panels at its facilities in the city of Gosselies. The selection of suppliers continues.

Embraer’s commitment to the environment is built into the design of the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500. The aircraft will comply with worldwide certification limits for aviation noise and emissions, as established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), and with very significant margins.

The certification process is well underway with Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S., and the European Aviation Safety Association (EASA).

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:41 AM   #246
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Embraer Delivers 100th Phenom 100 Jet

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 02/01/2010 - Milestone jet is the sixth to join JetSuite’s fleet.




Embraer delivered the 100th Phenom 100 aircraft, last Friday, to JetSuite, a U.S.-based private jet charter company. The commemorative aircraft is the sixth delivered to this customer.

“Delivering the 100th Phenom 100 jet just over one year after its certification represents an important achievement for Embraer,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President – Executive Jets. “We are very glad to have delivered this commemorative plane to JetSuite and to contribute to their innovative and expanding business.”

“JetSuite is honored to accept this special aircraft from Embraer. We are delighted by our partnership, and are grateful for Embraer’s support and for the reliable, revolutionary jet they have produced,” said JetSuite Air CEO Alex Wilcox. “Our brandnew Phenom 100 jets make for a much better flying experience than our competitors’ older, less efficient aircraft, and often at half the cost. Our customers share our love for the Phenom. When they fly on it once, they come back again and again.”

The Phenom 100 was certified in December 2008, and has proven to be the fastest jet in its class. Featuring an unparalleled level of comfort, the jet is equipped with the latest in cockpit and cabin design. It also offers a private aft lavatory, which is one of its competitive features. With a range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, the Phenom 100 is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; London to Rome, in Europe; or Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The aircraft is flying in over ten countries and has already accumulated more than 7,000 flight hours.

About JetSuite Air
JetSuite Air (jetsuite.com) serves the greater western U.S. with a fleet of brand-new Phenom 100 aircraft, and has the youngest fleet in the industry. Founded by a group of experienced commercial airline entrepreneurs, including several founding members of JetBlue, JetSuite Air is focused on service and safety, and boasts the newest planes flown by some of the world’s most experienced pilots, with an average pilot experience of over 8,000 hours. JetSuite’s major markets are the greater Los Angeles and Orange County and the San Francisco Bay area, in California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. The company offers nonstop, or one-stop, service to virtually all points west of the Mississippi.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:00 PM   #247
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DATE:02/02/10
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Carriers cleared to use Embraer 190 at London City
By David Kaminski-Morrow

Swiss regional carrier Baboo could be set to join Lufthansa and British Airways in operating the Embraer 190 to London City Airport after the type secured certification to perform the required steep approach.

The pilot can select the proper approach configuration with a simple switch, which commands a deflection of the outer spoilers. Carriers requiring this capability need only a software modification to the fly-by-wire system.

While British Airways CityFlyer and Lufthansa CityLine have already disclosed plans to operate the 190 at London City, Embraer says today that Geneva-based Baboo will also be among the first to use the type at the downtown airport.

The European Aviation Safety Agency confirms that it has completed airworthiness certification of the type's steep-approach capability.

"Embraer will offer this to airlines through a service bulletin to upgrade their existing flight control system," says an EASA spokesman.

"Operational approval for use at particular airports requires the involvement of the responsible national aviation authority - in this case the UK's Civil Aviation Authority."



Embraer says the 190 will be able to operate with a range of more than 800nm (1,480km) from London City.

The airframer's airline market executive vice-president, Mauro Kern, adds that it has concluded steep-approach certification "with no pending items".

British Airways CityFlyer, which has five 190s on order, already uses the 170 at London City. The type received similar approach approval three years ago.
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how is that natal airport doing? pics of construction?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:44 PM   #249
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how is that natal airport doing? pics of construction?
There is this thread discussing it, but it's in Portuguese:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=387564

These are some images taken from this thread!

















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Brazil Government Says No Decision Yet On Military Jet Order

SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Spokesmen for Brazil's Presidential Palace and the Ministery of Defense said Thursday that they had not yet made any decision on a 36 fighter jet order that puts Boeing Co. (BA) up against Saab AB (SAAB-B.SK) and Dassault Aviation (AM.FR).

Defense Minister Nelson Jobim is currently preparing a report for president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the Ministry's three choices, the Dassault Rafale F3 offer, Boeing's F-18 Super Hornet and Saab's Gripen NG multirole fighter jet.

The press office of President Lula said it has not yet received the report, which is not expected until sometime next week. Once the report has been received, the president will then call a meeting with the country's National Defense Council to decide on the procurement offer.

Local press reports had put Saab's Gripen in the lead until recently, when the more expensive Rafale was seen taking top pick.

Dassault Aviation's press manager in France said the company had not received any official word from Brazil, and that it offered to sell the Brazilian Air Force a total of 36 single-seater combat Rafale aircraft early last year. The company did not mention its price offer, listed by the local press to be $6.2 billion.

No timeline has been given for buying the fighter planes, the government said.

The Brazilian Air Force will use the new jets to replace some older French Mirage planes, the Air Force said.

-By Kenneth Rapoza, Dow Jones Newswires, 5511-2847-4541, [email protected] dowjones.com
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France hopeful Brazil will buy its Rafale jets

* Minister says has reason to be confident on Rafale sale
* Brazil has said still undecided on French jets



(Adds details) PARIS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - France is confident that Brazil will choose French-made Rafale jets as its next generation fighter planes, trade minister Anne-Marie Idrac said on Friday.

"Brazil's decision is not confirmed. We have indeed information that gives us reason to be confident," Idrac told reporters on the sideline of a news conference on trade figures.

"We think our plane has so many qualities that we have reason to be optimistic," she added.

Idrac was speaking one day after Brazil's Defense Minister Nelson Jobim denied his country had reached an agreement to buy Rafale jets from Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA), and that his government was still undecided.

A local newspaper had earlier reported Brazil had agreed on a price to buy 36 Rafale jets.

The Rafale is in competition with the Gripen NG made by Sweden's Saab (SAABb.ST) and the Boeing Co (BA.N) F-18. (Reporting by Veronique Tison and Dominique Vidalon; editing by Marcel Michelson and Jon Loades-Carter)
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Embraer Designates 1st Phenom Service Center in California

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 02/04/2010 - Clay Lacy Aviation now serves, and flies, Embraer executive jets.


Embraer has named Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) as the Company’s authorized service center for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets in Southern California. Located at Van Nuys Airport, in the Los Angeles Basin, CLA is one of the most prominent, well-established corporate aviation service providers in the world.

“With the appointment of this new support base, Embraer has met the need for Phenom authorized service in the Southern California market,” said Scott Kalister, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support, USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets. “Clay Lacy’s reputation as a premier executive aviation provider and its location at Van Nuys Airport make it an ideal choice for the support of our Phenom jet customers.”

Operating from their 8-acre (32,400-square meter) facility, CLA has one of the largest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award and Class III and IV certified maintenance repair stations in the western U.S. Five large hangars are available to Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 customers who will be offered inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, paint touchups, and interior shop services.

“We are excited to work with Embraer, whose creativity and experience brought the Phenom to the market in a timely manner, at a very competitive price and with a performance greater than originally specified,” said Clay Lacy, founder and CEO of CLA. “We see this as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with one of the premier aviation manufacturers in the world, since we already operate its aircraft.”

A total of 64 Phenom jets are currently registered with the FAA. The entry level Phenom 100 has been operating in North America since December 2008. The Phenom 300, which was certified in December 2009, is also flying in the region. The certification results for both cleansheet, state-of-the-art aircraft boast significant improvements in runway length, range, speed, and fuel consumption.

About Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA)
Founded in 1968 as the first executive jet charter service in the western United States, CLA has set the standard for corporate aviation services. Founder and president Clay Lacy has personally flown 2,500 air-to-air photo flights for commercials, television, and feature films, including “Top Gun”, “The Right Stuff”, and “Operation Red Flag”. Soon after its founding, the fledging company became known as “Hollywood’s Private Airline”. As the first jet charter service on the West Coast, its aircraft have carried celebrities everywhere.

Today, CLA operates 45 aircraft, including two Legacy 600s, out of its fixed-base facilities at Van Nuys Airport, in Los Angeles, and Boeing Field, in Seattle, as well as Denver, Colorado; Orange County and West Palm Beach, Florida; and Hartford, Connecticut. In October 2009, at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), it was announced that Clay Lacy will be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame at the 49th enshrinement ceremony in Dayton, Ohio, in July 2010, joining other aviation and space pioneers and contributors.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
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GOL Announces January 2010 Traffic Figures

SAO PAULO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL; BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces its preliminary traffic figures for January 2010.



Management Comments

In January, demand on GOL's route network grew by 32.1% over the same period last year (31.4% in the domestic market and 36.9% in the international market), the second consecutive month to record a year-on-year upturn.

The key factor behind the upturn was the improved economic scenario in Brazil and South America, especially in regard to consumer confidence, and GOL's strategic positioning in its operational markets, based on: (i) high flight frequency between main airports; (ii) high productivity; (iii) punctuality; (iv) exemplary customer service; (v) dynamic fare management, rewarding clients who schedule their trips in advance with lower fares, encouraging demand and reducing the number of available seats on flights where advanced booking is rare; (vi) a wide cost advantage; and (vii) the revitalization of SMILES, Latin America's largest mileage program, with more than 6.6 million participants and over 150 commercial partners.

Specifically in regard to the international market, the increase in demand was also due to adjustments to the international route network, which now includes new routes from Brazil to the Caribbean with flights to Aruba and Curacao, the integration of GOL's and VRG's reservation systems in January 2009 and the repositioning of the sales channels in 2009, including the opening and renovation of airport stores abroad in order to adjust them to GOL's business model and the client profile of the location in question.

Demand grew by 8.5% over December 2009 (5.3% in the domestic market and 35.3% in the international market), due to the same factors that resulted in the year-on-year upturn. The international market growth drivers also included the 19.1% appreciation of the Real against the Dollar over January 2009, which was a key factor that contributed positively to this growth, and the new Caribbean routes, which reached their sales peak in January.

As a result, the Company delivered a total load factor of 77.9% in January 2010 (77.3% in the domestic market and 81.8% in the international market), and the international market was 24.5 percentage points more than the 57.3% recorded in January 2009, and 11.5 percentage points up on the 70.3% registered in December 2009.



( * ) January 2010 - preliminary figures; Figures from the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) for January 2009 and December 2009.

GOL has been maintaining its disciplined strategy of expanding capacity in order to maximize its operating result. In January 2010, the company increased its domestic capacity by 20.6%, while demand moved up by 31.4%. This strategy was clearly more effective in the international market, where GOL reduced its capacity by 4.1%, while demand climbed by 36.9%.

Yields maintained their gradual recovery pace, averaging more than R$19.00 cents in January.

(1) Available seat kilometers (ASK) is the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the number of seats available on each flight stage by the distance of the average flight stage.

(2) Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) is the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the number of revenue passengers carried on each flight stage by the average stage distance.

(3) Load factor is the percentage of aircraft seating capacity effectively used, which is calculated by dividing the number of passenger- kilometers flown by the number of seat-kilometers available.

About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 800 daily flights to 50 destinations that connect all the important cities in Brazil and ten major destinations in South America and Caribbean. The Company operates a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, the safest and most comfortable of its class, with high aircraft utilization and efficiency levels. Fully committed to seeking innovative solutions through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Company - via its GOL, VARIG, GOLLOG, SMILES and VOE FACIL brands - offers its clients easy payment facilities, a wide range of complementary services and the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.

This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of GOL. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of GOL's management concerning the future of the business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Brazilian economy and the industry, among other factors and risks disclosed in GOL's filed disclosure documents and are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice.

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Old February 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #254
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Qatar Airways to fly to Brazil and Argentina

Qatar Airways has filed an official request with ANAC (Brazilian Air Space Agency) to start flights from Doha (Qatar) to Buenos Aires (Argentina), via Sao Paulo (Brazil), from May 30, 2010 onwards, according to the following flight schedule:

QTR921 - Doha, Qatar 0800 - Sao Paulo, GRU 1700 - GRU 1840 - Buenos Aires, EZE 2130 - Daily - 77L (B777-200LR)

QTR922 - Buenos Aires, EZE 0035 - Sao Paulo, GRU 0325 - Sao Paulo, GRU 0440 - Doha, Qatar 1840 - Daily - 77L (B777-200LR)



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Direct air service from Brazil to Barbados to begin later this year

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BTA) -- Barbados will soon have a direct non-stop flight from South America.

Starting Summer 2010, GOL, the second largest airline in Brazil, will operate a Boeing 737 from Sao Paulo to Bridgetown once a week on Saturdays, with same-plane connections to Buenos Aires, Argentina and connections to Rio de Janeiro at no additional cost.

This will be the second scheduled service from Sao Paulo in Barbados’ history. In the mid-nineties, BWIA operated a flight from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago through Barbados to Sao Paulo.

The new service was born out of meetings which the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), aided by Hon. Consul to Brazil, Jorge Nemr, held with GOL in Sao Paulo and in Barbados in August and September last year. Since then the parties have been in constant contact via e-mail and telephone. The flight will be promoted from March, 2010.

The failure of that BWIA flight influenced Barbados’ tourism officials to put down some safety nets and BTA’s aviation consultant, Neville Boxill, said the following factors are expected to lead to the success of this new venture: “the wide domestic reach of GOL; the large market to sustain the flight (with the connections to Buenos Aires and Rio); and the six tour operators on board, which cover 95% of Brazil, a major tour operator market.” Additionally, focus groups conducted to confirm the interest of Brazilians in Barbados.

Brazil was chosen as a target market because it is an emerging market in a new global economy. It has great influence internationally in tourism and business. It has been out of the recession since the fourth quarter of 2009. Brazilians are very interested in travelling and although they speak Portuguese, they are reasonably comfortable dealing with a second language.

According to local tourism officials, Brazilians are looking for sea, sand and sun destinations but also a destination with a certain level of sophistication and the infrastructure to which they are accustomed. This is therefore a good fit for Barbados.
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TAM renews IOSA Operational Safety Certification
Friday, February 12, 2010

TAM Linhas Aereas, known internationally as TAM Airlines, and TAM Mercosur, the latter with headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay, achieved their IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) registration renewal, which is now valid until January 2012. IOSA is the civil aviation industry’s most comprehensive and accepted international certificate on operational safety.

The reassessment of IOSA registration has been granted to both airlines upon the completion of the audit carried out by ARGUS PROS, an independent organization accredited by IATA. The process involved several areas from both companies, which achieved around 940 requirements related to operational safety.

TAM has maintained IOSA registration since January 2007. The registration was validated by IATA in 2008 and again now, in January 2010. TAM Linhas Aereas and TAM Mercosur’s registration renewal is published on IATA’s official website.

Launched by IATA in 2003, the IOSA program is a worldwide reference in operational safety management for airlines and it assesses their processes related to: management system, flight operations, operational dispatch, ramp operations, airports, maintenance, cargo, operational safety, and training for every area associated with the airline’s operations.

Major aeronautical authorities worldwide accept the IOSA. It is also accepted by international airline companies on codeshare agreements, dismissing overlays of same nature audits whenever a new partnership is entered into.

With IOSA registration renewal, TAM meets another requirement to join the Star Alliance, the largest global airline alliance, currently composed of 26 major airline companies worldwide. The process for integrating TAM into the Star Alliance is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2010.

TAM strictly follows the rules and standards established by the aeronautical authorities in Brazil, the United States and Europe, in addition to those agreed by international organizations such as the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Moreover, TAM is affiliated to the most important civil aviation flight safety agencies worldwide such as the FSF (Flight Safety Foundation), the largest worldwide non-governmental organization.

The company takes an active part in IATA's Americas Regional Flight Safety Committee (RCG), and is an effective member of the United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC), an association of entities and professionals dedicated to the improvement of commercial aviation flight safety within the United Kingdom.
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Gol Brazilian Airline Goes Green in Treating Its Waste

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Brazilian airline Gol has developed its own program for managing aircraft maintenance waste at its operational bases. Currently, eight bases are using the program to treat and dispose of 100% of their waste and another 18 are in the advanced implementation phase.

The company is also carrying out studies into extending the program to all the airports where it operates.

"After having created our own liquid effluent and solid waste treatment program at our Maintenance Center in Confins (Minas Gerais state), which is a benchmark for the industry, we want to introduce similar procedures at the airports," declared Alberto Correnti, Gol's Head of Maintenance.

The Maintenance Center, accordin to Gol, is run along strict environmental standards whereby all the oil and other chemical effluents produced during the maintenance process are treated before being disposed of in a way that does not harm the environment.

For cleaning the inside of the aircraft, the Company uses industrial towels that are laundered by specialized firms in order to avoid any type of waste. Also, since 2003, Gol has been dry cleaning the outside of its aircraft, using only 10% of the amount of water normally used in this procedure.

Gol says that in addition to being environmentally correct and in line with the Company's own social and environmental responsibility policies, extending the waste management program to the bases will give the airline greater control over material consumption and use.

In accordance with ANVISA (Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency) and CONAMA (Brazil's National Environment Council), the methodology ensures that each type of waste generated during cleaning and maintenance procedures is disposed of in the most appropriate manner.

In 2009, more than 14 tons of waste were treated prior to disposal, which represents 30% of the total (the other 70% are treated by third parties). In the near future, the Company aims to treat 100% of the waste generated during the procedures.

The company states that it has always been preoccupied with the treatment of aircraft maintenance waste, which was previously handled by airport management at each base.

"The development of our own program, which is totaly in line with environmental legislation and the industry's best practices, is an important step forward for Gol", declared Correnti.

The measure anticipates waste management tendencies in the global aviation industry: "By centralizing the process within the company, we have made this issue one more facet of our environmental management and sustainability policy", he concluded.
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FEBRUARY 5, 2010, 8:06 A.M. ET
Brazil Airline GOL Registers 32.1% Jump In January Traffic


SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL) had a sharp jump in traffic during January as the local economy continued to pick up and the airline increased capacity.

GOL registered revenue-passenger kilometers, or RPKs, of 3.06 billion in January, up 32.1% from the year before and 8.5% higher than in December.

RPKs are the number of paying passengers multiplied by the number of kilometers they fly.

GOL's load factor rose sharply in the last year, reaching 77.9% in January compared with 68.9% in the same month the year before.

January yields, the average price paid to fly one kilometer, showed the company is charging more. Yield was above 0.19 Brazilian reals, continuing the gains seen in recent months.


-By Rogerio Jelmayer, Dow Jones Newswires; 5511-2847-4521; [email protected]
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