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Old September 19th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #101
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GOL and AZUL are said to be low-cost, but only AZUL is actually low-fare (let's see for how long...)!
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I read somewhere that Brazil Aviation Authority wants to change the procedure of awarding routes, instead of tender to just authorize an carriers, like in Europe. It happened already? What do you know about this?
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Old September 19th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #103
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Sorry! Nothing like this is implemented yet!
Such method is nowadays only happening for international flights to/from Brazilian airports.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #104
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Embraer service centers in the US receive EASA certification
19-Sep-2009

Embraer’s European Executive Jets customers have two company-owned service centers in the United States certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): one in Mesa, Ariz., and the other in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two facilities were inaugurated last year – September 15 and October 27, respectively – and are able to perform non-routine maintenance services on the Phenom 100 and Legacy 600 jets registered in Europe.

“EASA’s Part 145 certification of two Embraer wholly owned-and-operated service centers enhances our capacity to better respond to our European customers, giving them more flexibility when flying in the United States,” says Scott Kalister, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.

In addition to supporting existing Legacy 600 and Phenom 100 customers based in Europe, Embraer stands ready to support Phenom 100 deliveries en route from Brazil to their new European bases. For more about Embraer Executive Jets customer support, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:36 PM   #105
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Brazil extends jet fighter bidding process 2 weeks
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:19pm EDT

BRASILIA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's air force said on Monday it has extended until Oct. 2 the deadline for companies to present improved bids in the tender for the country's next generation fighter jets.

Sweden's Saab (SAABb.ST) had requested the deadline be extended from this Monday, Sept. 21, the air force said in a statement. The other two finalists in the bidding process are France's Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) and the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (BA.N).

Brazil is seeking a generous technology transfer offer and local assembly as part of a contract to buy 36 jet fighters. The deal could eventually rise to more than 100 aircraft.

Latin America's largest country has signed a strategic defense alliance with France, and the government has expressed preference for Dassault's Rafale plane.

But since the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in early September, Swedish and U.S. officials have tried to sway decision-makers in Brazil in favor of Saab's Gripen and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet, respectively.

Sweden and the United States say they also authorized the full transfer of technology and the assembly of aircraft in Brazil.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the air force would analyze the proposals from a technological standpoint but that the final decision was his and that it would be political and strategic.

(Reporting by Raymond Colitt; Editing by Richard Chang)
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:40 PM   #106
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Sourece: http://www.infraero.gov.br/movi.php?gi=movi

Brazilian airports' air trafic and cargo statistics (Jan-Aug/2009):




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Ranking Jan-Ago 2009:

1º. Guarulhos (SP): 13.725.879
2º. Congonhas (SP) : 8.543.909
3º. Brasília (DF): 7.704.662
4º. Galeão (RJ): 7.633.702
5º. Salvador (BA): 4.516.527
6º. Porto Alegre (RS): 3.527.004
7º. Confins (MG): 3.403.558
8º. Recife (PE): 3.340.799
9º. Santos-Dumont (RJ): 3.128.458
10º. Curitiba (PR): 3.002.555
11º. Fortaleza (CE): 2.660.503
12º. Campinas (SP): 1.909.263
13º. Vitória (ES): 1.500.978
14º. Manaus (AM): 1.463.024
15º. Belém (PA): 1.407.630
16º. Florianópolis (SC): 1.326.905
17º. Natal (RN): 1.215.457
18º. Cuiabá (MT): 1.045.072
19º Goiânia (GO): 1.029.775
20º. Maceió (AL): 697.706
21º. Campo Grande (MS): 636.324
22º. São Luís (MA): 614.664
23º. Foz Iguaçu (PR): 469.518
24º. Aracaju (SE): 454.968
25º. Pampulha (MG): 365. 912
26º. João Pessoa (PI): 360.526
27º. Navegantes (SC) : 351.919
28º. Porto Velho (RO) : 350.247
29º. Uberlândia (MG): 348.065
30º Londrina (PR): 346.898

TOTAL: 80.410.779
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UPDATE 1-Saab denies asking Brazil for more time on bid
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:55am EDT

* Brazil now says request came from all the bidders

* Bidding process extended by two weeks (Adds new Brazil air force statement)

STOCKHOLM, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Swedish defense and aerospace firm Saab (SAABb.ST) on Tuesday denied requesting an extended deadline from Brazil's air force in the tender for the country's next-generation fighter jets.

The Brazilian air force, which said on Monday that Saab had asked for more time, changed its tune on Tuesday, saying the request had come from all the bidders.

The other two finalists in the bidding process are France's Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) and U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (BA.N).

Saab's top executive, Ake Svensson, told a press conference that the company had not requested a delay. He said Saab could have handed in the tender on Monday, when it received notice that the bidding process would be extended by two weeks.

The new deadline is Oct. 2.

The Brazilian air force said in a statement on Monday that Saab had asked for more time to present improved bids. [ID:nN21282585] But on Tuesday the air force said in a statement on its Web site that the extension had been requested by all "the competing companies."

An air force spokesman told Reuters he could not explain the correction.

Brazil is seeking a generous technology transfer offer and local assembly as part of a contract to buy 36 jet fighters. The deal could eventually rise to more than 100 aircraft.

Latin America's largest country has signed a strategic defense alliance with France, and the government has expressed preference for Dassault's Rafale plane.

But since the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in early September, Swedish and U.S. officials have tried to sway decision-makers in Brazil. Saab's entry is the Gripen, and Boeing's is the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said the air force would analyze the proposals from a technological standpoint. But he said the final decision was his and would be based on political and strategic considerations. (Reporting by Victoria Klesty in Stockholm and Raymond Colitt in Brasilia; editing by John Wallace)
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #108
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Brazil's Embraer Prefers Swedish Fighter -Report

SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer (ERJ) would prefer the government choose Saab's Gripen NG as the basis for the company's new fighter fleet because of the technology transfer opportunities it offers, a senior company executive told local business daily Valor Economico.

Adding spice to the decision-making process, Embraer's defense market vice president, Jose Ferreira Neto, said the company would like to work with the Swedish Gripen NG over its French and U.S. rivals because it has yet to go into production. This would give Embraer from-scratch knowledge on developing the plane.

Brazil is looking to order 36 fighter planes to replace its aging fleet and is choosing from Dassault Aviation SA's (AM.FR) Rafale, Boeing Co.'s (BA) F-18 and the Swedish option.

The French and U.S. offers are for flight-ready planes, which would limit local industry participation, Ferreira said.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva went as far as announcing that the political decision had been made to buy Rafale during a visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier in the month, but he pulled back from that position. The government has invited improved offers from the three candidates by Oct. 2.

According to Ferreiro, the Swedish jet will have important locally produced components, and the development of the plane would bring technological benefits to Embraer, which is one of the world's leading regional jet makers.

-By Alastair Stewart, Dow Jones Newswires; 5511 2847-4520; [email protected] dowjones.com
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Latin Arms Race Heats Up: Obama Leans on Brazil To Buy Boeing Warplanes

Sao Paulo

While sharing his vision of a more peaceful world with the UN and demanding big Pentagon cuts, US president Barack Obama has also been lobbying Brazil to buy warplanes from shrinking defense giant Boeing. This latest chapter in the underreported arms race between Brazil and Venezuela is a reminder that the global arms bazaar is a key driver of post-crisis economic growth.

Brazil's air force wants to replace its aging Mirage and US-made F-5 fighters with either the French Rafale, the SAAB Gripen attack fighter, or the F-18 Super Hornet now manufactured by Boeing. Next door, Venezuela is buying a new fleet of Su-35 attack aircraft, three Kilo class submarines from Russia and Chinese aircraft and radar systems. Already Brazil's top trade partner, China has just inked a big energy deal with Venezuela that adds $15 billion to the Hugo Chavez weapons war chest. And with the United States keeping Venezuela as their #2 supplier of imported oil (Canada is #1) Hugo has an even bigger bankroll for buying arms.

The last time a Dem White House put the arm on Brazil to buy American over French it was Bill Clinton, the deal was the big SIVAM radar project that's pushing the war on drugs into the Amazon, and the bribery investigation that followed embarrassed Brazil's government. Hoping it would all go away, Planalto Palace spokesperson Marcelo Baumbach dismissed reports in Paris daily Les Echos that Obama called Lula from Marthas Vineyard to discuss the Boeing deal as "rumors."

Aviation trade publications and blogs in Brazil have tagged the French Rafale as the front runner. Washington assured Brazil that they will provide previously unavailable sensitive technologies to give the Boeing Hornets a tactical the edge over Venezuela's Russian-made Flankers. This point was driven home last month when White House national security council director James Jones and Boeing executive vice president Jim Albaugh visited Brazil to discuss the F-18 deal. If supersized the way Boeing wants it to be, the deal could involve 120 aircraft and carry a price tag upwards of $30 billion.

Obama's efforts to run off the French are consistent with Bush administration policy crafted to contain what Washington views as threats to its Monroe Doctrine bragging rights in South America. To this end the Pentagon has re-activated the old 4th Fleet- mothballed since the 1950s- to police the waters off Latin America and protect US interests in the region.

France and Brazil, meanwhile, have hooked up in a strategic alliance to promote growth and regional security in the southern hemisphere. Since Guyana is an integral part of the French Republic, Brazil and France share a common border.

Brazil is buying submarines, frigates, helicopters and military aircraft made in France. Sale of the Dassault Rafale fighters would be a natural outgrowth of that relationship. In a show of solidarity, French president Nicholas Sarkozy was on the reviewing stand with Lula for Brazil's September 7th Independence Day celebration.

Beyond the hugs and photo ops, relations between the US and Brazil have become symptomatic of greater strains created by an antiquated inter- Inter-American system that is unraveling after more than a century of primus inter pares diplomacy by Washington.

Moving from US-backed dictatorships to democracy and free markets has widened the gap between haves and have-nots creating hybrid forms of class conflict, violence and micro-communities that attempt to imitate the upscale values post-crisis America continues to promote, but can no longer afford. Whether its aircraft, ethanol or drugs, world trade has escalated into economic warfare.

While US secretary of state Hilary Clinton criticizes China and Brazil's other key economic allies for engaging in unfair trade practices the World Trade Organization recently issued a decision awarding Brazil $800 million in a cotton subsidies case in which the US exhibited classic big government behavior. And a Dem controlled congress refuses to remove the 54 cents per gallon tax on sugar based ethanol imported from Brazil that Obama supported as a senator. Washington also blocked Brazil's deal to sell Toucano turboprop surveillance aircraft to Venezuela because the planes in question would contain sophisticated technology similar to what the US provides Colombia in a big aid package designed to track down suspected guerrillas and drug traffickers.

Brazil likes Obama, who remains a popular but unproven global leader as he enters the long backstretch of his presidential term. But Obama is deferring to an all Bush all the time Latin policy that promotes the downsizing of government and laissez-faire economics runs contrary to Brazil's notions of state power and workers rights as voiced by Lula in his UN speech last Wednesday.

With Obama and Jones running interference Boeing may be getting closer to the red zone. Due date for final tenders was set for last Tuesday. But Reuters reports that Brazil's defense ministry, apparently in fairness to all the competitors, has extended the deadline for tenders on the deal to October 2nd - the same day the International Olympic Selection Committee announces whether Rio de Janeiro or Obama's home town of Chicago will host the 2016 Olympic Games.

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GOL Announces Scheduled Flights to Aruba

SAO PAULO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) , the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces that it has received permission from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and other relevant authorities to operate scheduled flights between Brazil, Venezuela and the island of Aruba, in the Caribbean. The Company began selling tickets today for the new route, its tenth international destination; flights will begin October 4.

Initially, flights will be operated weekly (on Sunday), departing from Guarulhos International Airport, in Sao Paulo, at 11:00 AM (local time), and arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, at 3:30 PM (local time). From Venezuela, the aircraft will resume flight to Aruba at 4:10 PM (local time), landing at 5:55 PM (local time). Returning to Brazil, the aircraft will leave Aruba at 9:20 PM (local time), arriving in Caracas at 10:05 PM (local time), and departing for Sao Paulo at 10:45 PM (local time).

Using Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the new route will be operated by the VARIG brand and will offer Comfort Class premium service, which provides more leg room, additional meal choices and on-demand entertainment during the flight, as well as increased privacy, 150% SMILES Miles bonus, access to exclusive check-in desks and priority boarding and debarkment.

In addition to meeting the demand between Brazil and Aruba, the Company will also sell tickets from Caracas to the new destination.

Tickets for Aruba can be purchased on GOL's website (www.voegol.com.br), by contacting Customer Service or through travel agents. The tables below contain additional information about the new route.

Departure:

Flight Departure* Origin Destination Arrival*
G3 7622 11:00 AM Sao Paulo
(Guarulhos) Caracas 3:30 PM
4:10 PM Caracas Aruba 5:55 PM
Return:

Flight Departure* Origin Destination Arrival*
G3 7623 9:20 PM Aruba Caracas 10:05 PM
10:45 PM Caracas Sao Paulo
(Guarulhos) 6:00 AM

* Local time.


About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) , the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 800 daily flights to 49 destinations that connect all the important cities in Brazil and nine major destinations in South America. 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. The Company's service is recognized as the best value proposition 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 and risks disclosed in GOL's filed disclosure documents are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice.

CONTACT:

Investor Relations
Leonardo Pereira - CFO and IRO
Rodrigo Alves - Head of IR
Phone.: +55 (11) 2128-4700
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.voegol.com.br/ir
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GOLInvest

Corporate Communications
Phone.: +55 (11) 2128-4413
[email protected]

Media Relations
Edelman (USA and Europe):
M. Smith and N. Dean
Phone.: 1 (212) 704-8196 / 704-4484
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[email protected]

SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

Website: http://www.voegol.com.br
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Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency grants permission for new GOL flights

By eTN Staff Writer | Sep 29, 2009



The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and other relevant authorities have given GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, permission to operate scheduled flights between Brazil, Venezuela, and the island of Aruba, in the Caribbean. The company began selling tickets today for the new route, its tenth international destination; flights will begin October 4.

Initially, flights will be operated weekly (on Sunday), departing from Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, at 11:00 am (local time) and arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, at 3:30 pm (local time). From Venezuela, the aircraft will resume flight to Aruba at 4:10 pm (local time), landing at 5:55 pm (local time). Returning to Brazil, the aircraft will leave Aruba at 9:20 pm (local time), arriving in Caracas at 10:05 pm (local time), and departing for Sao Paulo at 10:45 pm (local time).

Using Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the new route will be operated by the VARIG brand and will offer Comfort Class premium service, which provides more leg room, additional meal choices, and on-demand entertainment during the flight, as well as increased privacy, 150 percent SMILES Miles bonus, access to exclusive check-in desks, and priority boarding and debarkment.

In addition to meeting the demand between Brazil and Aruba, the company will also sell tickets from Caracas to the new destination.

Tickets for Aruba can be purchased on GOL's website (www.voegol.com.br), by contacting customer service or through travel agents.
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Airports the main FIFA concern ahead of 2014 WCup

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press Writer
RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA sees the lack of airport infrastructure as the biggest problem facing Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
"The main concern in relation to Brazil is airports," FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke told the O Globo newspaper ahead of the governing body's executive meeting in Rio on Tuesday. "There are no good airports. My feeling is that a lot of people will want to come to Brazil in 2014. It's a special place, a magnificent country."

There are few major airports in Brazil and delays and congestion are common occurrences in the nation's air system. The most critical situation is in Sao Paulo, South America's biggest city and a major hub for international flights. The nation's capital of Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro also have deficiencies.

The Brazilian government recognizes that significant improvements at the country's outdated airports will be key to accommodating the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected during the World Cup, and is spending billions on infrastructure in the 12 cities slated to host matches.

Brazil Defense Minister Nelson Jobim last year talked about the possibility of the government building a fourth airport in Sao Paulo and privatizing the operations of the international airport in Rio de Janeiro and another in the city of Campinas.

Officials said the government will make all the necessary investments to fix the current problems, and that the lack of airport infrastructure won't be an issue by the time the tournament begins in 2014.

In addition to the traveling problems, Valcke said visitors may also face a lack of sufficient tickets for the World Cup matches in Latin America's biggest country.

"Tickets will be the hardest thing to get," he said Monday. "I know a lot of people who tell me that the trip to Brazil during a World Cup is already on their agenda."

Valcke said there will be a need to "take good care of these issues" of ticketing and air travel.

The secretary general of football's governing body also reiterated concerns about Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium, which is likely to host the event's opening match.

"Morumbi can host any group match," Valcke said. "But if the idea is to host an opening match or a semifinal, it doesn't meet all the requirements."

He said some of the problems at Morumbi included a lack of sufficient space for hospitality events, the press and some viewing restrictions to fans.

Valcke said most of the 12 stadiums are "on the right track" in terms of being ready for the tournament.

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Azul Linhas Aéreas' Embraer Simulator



In two or three weeks, the Embraer Simulator of Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras shall already be fully assembled and ready to enter the testing phase. With this, the company will be the only one in Brazil to have its own simulator.

The certification of the equipment expected in December, when the equipment will start being used to train over 150 pilots of Azul and other companies using the Embraer 190 and Embraer 195.

Equipment Level D FFS model, manufactured in the United States cost $11 million and meet the needs of Azul in full until 2012, when it must purchase a newer one.

To install the simulator, a reform was made in one of the old studios Azulville, the headquarters of the airline in Alphaville, Barueri. The space was occupied by a producer before.

"We decided to have a simulator ourselves because we are growing at a very accelerated pace, we have 150 pilots and by the end of the year another 24 will join the team because we have two new aircraft in operation," said John Daly, director of the Azul University, responsible for training of all crew members. The company will close the 2009 with 14 aircraft.

He said the fact that the simulator be in Azulville reduces spending on training, today made the United States, saves time and still provides more flexibility and quality. "With the feedback area of operations, we can train specific situations, according to the need for Azul," Daly said. Another advantage is able to perform the training in the simulator always educated in Portuguese.

"We are working with two types of trainers for pilots, our own most experienced pilots and other retired professionals, as commander Antonio Tadeu Buchrieser that we hire," said Daly.

Not only the pilots will be trained on the simulator, but the equipment will also meet the training needs of the time maintenance and flight attendants.

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Embraer E190 Gains ISA+39 deg Approval
By: Gregory Polek

September 30, 2009
Aircraft, Regional Airlines


Embraer has received ISA+39-degrees C certification for the E190 airliner from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the FAA, the company announced yesterday. With the certification, the 100-seat jet can fly without operational restriction in airports where temperatures reach as high as 129 degrees F at sea level.

“The ISA+39-degrees C certification is one more step in the aircraft’s improvement process, and it will assist many of our customers,” said Luciano Castro, Embraer v-p of programs for the airline market. “This optional item extends the Embraer 190’s operational scope to high-temperature regions, such as the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.”

For those airlines, the improvement opens the possibility for new routes and increased time schedule flexibility because it will allow the aircraft to operate during the day, when temperatures reach extreme highs.

International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) is a model that defines temperature, pressure, density and viscosity of the Earth’s atmosphere as a function of altitude. According to the model, the standard temperature at sea level, or ISA, is 59 degrees F, or 15 degrees C.

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Updated: September 30th, 2009 12:12 PM EDT

TAP Maintenance and Engineering Brazil Delivers Two ERJ145 Aircraft to GECAS for Operation by PASSAREDO Linhas Aéreas

TAP Maintenance and Engineering Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, September 30, 2009. TAP Maintenance and Engineering Brazil delivered two ERJ145 aircraft to GECAS, after performing a C-Check, which immediately went into operation with PASSAREDO Linhas Aéreas. The aircraft, with serial numbers 145597 and 145607, were operated by PB AIR, a Thai airline, and have joined the fleet of the Brazilian company with tail numbers PR-PSH and PR-PSI, respectively. PASSAREDO already had two aircraft of the same model in its fleet, plus six aircraft EMB120 Brasilia.

The services were performed in TAP M&E Brazil’s hangars in Porto Alegre, and included structural repairs, several modifications in mechanical and electronic systems, and the complete interiors restoration. There was also a landing gear overhaul, recuperation of the APU, overhaul/repair of all Hard Time components and substitution of engines for AD incorporation. PASSAREDO’s technical personnel accompanied all of the work, together with GECAS’ team, and expressed its satisfaction with the quality of the services, after performing test flights. “We have known TAP M&E Brazil for a long time and, once again, we have seen the company’s technical competence, this time with our new airplane. We look forward to continuing this partnership,” said Captain José Luiz Felício Filho, President of PASSAREDO.

The President TAP M&E Brazil, Eng. Nestor Mauro Koch, also had this to say: “It was a pleasure to welcome PASSAREDO, again, to our facilities. All of the Brazilian operators, without exception, are our customers. Whether airplane maintenance or component overhaul, all of the aircraft flying in the skies of Brazil have experienced some type of service performed by TAP M&E Brazil. This shows the confidence that the market has in our services.” The company has also done the maintenance work on PASSAREDO’s EMB120 Brasilia aircraft and engines, since the beginning of its operation. PASSAREDO is an important customer to TAP M&E Brazil.

Passaredo Linhas Aéreas

Founded in 1995, and headquartered in Ribeirão Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil, PASSAREDO Linhas Aéreas flies to a number of Brazil’s main cities, including Barreiras, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Goiânia, Guarulhos, Ji-Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Uberlândia. Besides transporting passengers, the company also provides business aviation services. Passengers have always been PASSAREDO’s main focus, giving priority to meeting their needs, and offering practicality and economy (financial and time), since its routes connect a variety of cities with nonstop flights.TAP Maintenance and Engineering Brazil

TAP M&E Brazil offers aircraft and component maintenance to Airbus, Boeing and Embraer, fleets, and is certified by the world’s main aviation agencies, such as ANAC (Brazil), FAA (United States), and EASA (European Union). With its team of 2,650 employees, the company works out of two bases: Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, offering flexibility and agility to its customers.

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Boeing cites positive feedback on Brazil proposal

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Boeing Co., competing to supply 36 jet fighters to Brazil's air force, has received positive feedback on an offer to assemble most of a proposed contract's F/A-18 Super Hornets in the South American country, said Dennis Muilenburg, chief of the company's defense unit.

Boeing is vying with Paris-based Dassault Aviation SA and Stockholm-based Saab AB for the fighter jet contract, which is valued at as much as 5 billion euros ($7.33 billion). Muilenberg declined to comment during a conference call today with reporters on remarks by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who said on Sept. 7 that Brazil had started negotiations to buy the jets from Dassault.

Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters on Sept. 10 that the competition was "heating up" and that it was up to Dassault to present an acceptable final offer so Lula's "political decision" to strengthen ties with France could be fulfilled.

"We've received a great deal of positive feedback" and had a "productive dialogue" with industry partners and government, Muilenberg said, without offering more specifics.

Boeing said previously it was surprised by Lula's Sept. 7 announcement. Even if the company doesn't succeed in the fighter-jet competition, Boeing has said it would continue to talk to Brazilian suppliers in an attempt to include them among its global supplier force.

Brazilian Assembly Lines

The planemaker wants to manufacture the first 12 planes in the U.S. and transfer equipment and tools to assembly lines in Brazil where Sao Jose dos Campos-based Empresa Brasileira Aeronautica SA would assemble the remainder, Mike Coggins, who is overseeing the sale for Boeing, said in an interview. Boeing also plans to share technology that would allow Brazil to integrate its own weapons.

Brazil's air force will finish its technical recommendations on the contract by the end of October and Lula will make the final decision. Brazil has said it may expand the order to 120 warplanes to replace its aging fleet, which is primarily supplied by the French.
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Delta Airlines starting new service between Brasilia and Atlanta on 18/Dec/2009

Delta Air Lines launchs on December 18 its new operation that will link Brasilia to Atlanta. According to the airline director for Brazil, Luiz Henrique Teixeira (pictured), the flight will take place three times a week and will be operated in Boeing 757. Next week all the details of the operation will be announced, Where Teixeira will meet in Brasilia with the governor of the Brazilian Federal District, Mr. Octavio Paulo, the president of Brasiliaturis, Mr. João Oliveira, and the airline's vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Christophe Didier.



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Azul Linhas, GE Aviation sign $1B maintenance deal

Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA has signed an OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation.

The agreement is worth about $1 billion over its 15-year life. It calls for GE Aviation to perform maintenance, repairs and overhaul of the CF34-10E engines that power Azul's fleet of Embraer 190/95 aircraft.

The airline has four leased Embraers and 36 on order, according to a news release.

“With this OnPoint solution agreement, GE will be responsible for managing Azul’s engine maintenance needs, so we can focus all of our attention on operating the airline and satisfying our customers,” said Gerald Lee, vice president of business and corporate affairs with the airline.

The work will be performed at GE Aviation’s GE Celma facility in Petropolis, Brazil, according to the release.

Azul, founded in 2008, flies between Brazil’s main cities.

Evendale-based GE Aviation is a unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), headquartered in Fairfield, Conn.
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Embraer Highlights Commercial Jets At Era 2009 in Switzerland



NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 10/01/2009 - Company will promote its full range of commercial jets of up to 122 seats.


Embraer will participate in the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly. The event, to be held October 8 to 10, is one of the most important airline, airport and supplier gatherings in Europe, and includes a trade exhibition and a one-and-a-half-day conference. It will be held in Interlaken, one of the oldest and most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland. The venue is the Casino Kursaal, located in the heart of the city.

Embraer will be promoting its ERJ 145 and EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets families, seating from 37 to 122 passengers. The Company’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which ensures the best support to customers, will also be highlighted.

“Our families of commercial jets have proven to be very successful in Europe, and the customer base has grown to 23 airlines in 16 countries, consisting of 205 aircraft,” said José Luis Molina, Embraer Vice President for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – Airline Market. “Europe is a very important market for Embraer. Our newest jet family, the EMBRAER 170/190, which first entered service in Europe with LOT Polish Airlines, back in April 2004, recently reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 600th E-Jet to the very same European airline, just eight months after the 500th delivery to Air France’s subsidiary Regional.”

Embraer has welcomed six new European operators this year: U.K.’s BA CityFlyer; Germany’s Lufthansa regional partners CityLine, Augsburg Airways, and Air Dolomiti; Austria’s Niki Luftfahrt GmbH.; and Ukraine’s Windrose.

By June 30, 2009, the EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets had logged 882 firm orders and 794 options. Today, this family of jets has been ordered by 53 customers in 35 countries, worldwide.

About the Flight Hour Pool Program

Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program quickly provides replacement parts and minimizes the customer’s need for inventory investments and its associated overhead costs. Customers sign an agreement by which they pay a set amount, based on the number of flight hours the aircraft has enrolled in the program. Embraer assumes the responsibility for maintaining a parts inventory at its distribution and service centers, so that parts can be provided to operators as soon as they are requested.

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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. 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 June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 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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Embraer Delivers Restored CBA 123 Aircraft to MAB

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 10/02/2009 - Brazilian Aerospace Memorial receives the first prototype of the airplane.



Embraer delivered the first prototype of the CBA 123 airplane, yesterday, October 1, to the Brazilian Aerospace Memorial (Memorial Aeroespacial Brasileiro – MAB). The ceremony was held at the Memorial, located inside the Department of Science and Aerospace Technology (Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial – DCTA), near the São José dos Campos Airport and Embraer, itself. The aircraft was restored by Embraer as part of the activities in commemoration of the Company’s 40th anniversary, and it will be displayed in the outside area of MAB.

“It is a great honor for Embraer to see the first prototype of the CBA 123 on public display at the Brazilian Aerospace Memorial,” said Horacio Forjaz, Embraer Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “With this delivery, we are ensuring the preservation of another important chapter in the history of the Brazilian aeronautics industry.”

“The Memorial is only five years old, but 2009 will go down in history as the year in which we took a big step forward in expanding its collection: we received prototype number two of the Bandeirante restored by Embraer, the private collection of the creator and founder of the Aeronautics Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA) and the DCTA, Air Marshall Casimiro Montenegro Filho, and now the CBA 123,” said Air Force General Cleonilson Nicácio Silva, General Director of the Department of Science and Aerospace Technology (Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial – DCTA).

The event marked the conclusion of the restoration of the two prototypes of the CBA 123, which had 19 seats and was developed by Embraer at the end of the ‘80s. The work began in early 2008 with students from the general mechanics course of the National Industrial Apprenticeship Service (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial – SENAI), and was concluded in May 2009. The second prototype of the CBA 123, tail number PT-ZVB, was delivered to the Aerospace Museum (Museu Aeroespacial – MUSAL), in Rio de Janeiro, last August.

Saturday, October 3, will be a special opportunity to see the CBA 123 and the rest of the MAB collection, when the DCTA will open for visitation from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to commemorate the Semana da Asa (Wings Week) with the residents of the Paraíba Valley region. In recognition of Aviator’s Day and of Brazilian Air Force Day (October 23, date of the historic first flight by Alberto Santos-Dumont), there will be shows by the Brazilian Smoke Squadron, parachute jumps, and model airplanes, as well as a static display of civilian and military airplanes, including models built by Embraer.

About the Brazilian Aerospace Memorial
The Brazilian Aerospace Memorial (Memorial Aeroespacial Brasileiro – MAB) was founded in 2004. It covers an area of 807,300 square feet (75,000 square meters) and is located inside the Department of Science and Aerospace Technology (Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial – DCTA). MAB’s mission is to preserve and spread the history of the Nation’s aerospace research and development, as well as to stimulate a liking for science and aviation in young people, in order to inspire new callings to aeronautical engineering. It has an exhibition hall, a multimedia room, an auditorium for 100 people, and a large outdoor area with several airplanes and rockets on display. The museum’s collection includes mockups of the Sonda rockets, VLS, and the Convertiplano – one of the first Brazilian aircraft projects, dating from the 1950s, as well as a pioneering alcohol- powered Dodge car from the ‘70s, the Urubu glider, and the AMX and Bandeirante (one prototype and one series aircraft) manufactured by Embraer. MAB is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and admission is free. Tuesday through Friday, MAB is visited by scheduled groups, especially students.

About the CBA 123 aircraft
An aeronautical cooperation agreement between Brazil and Argentina, in 1987, led to the development of a project, in a partnership between Embraer and FAMA (Fábrica Argentina de Material Aeroespacial): the CBA 123 (CBA stood for Cooperation between Brazil and Argentina), which was commercially called Vector.

The CBA 123 was a sophisticated and modern airplane that offered significant improvements, in terms of technical innovation, speed, safety, and comfort. Equipped with a “pusher” type engine that was installed at the rear of the fuselage with propellers at the back, the aircraft was designed for 19 passengers. The certification campaign had two prototypes, and the first flight was made by the aircraft with tail number PT-ZVE, on July 18, 1990.

The advanced design showed to be incompatible with market expectations, which in the early ‘90s experienced a sharp crisis, following the Gulf War, making it economically unfeasible and causing it to be canceled. The technical cooperation agreement with the Argentine industry was discontinued in 1991, and the project was finally terminated in 1995. Several of the technologies developed for the CBA 123, however, were later incorporated into the ERJ 145 program.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. 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 June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 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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