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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #121
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Early Brazilian plane in Wright brothers country
BY JAMES HANNAH • ASSOCIATED PRESS • OCTOBER 4, 2009

URBANA -- It was as if the ghosts of the first men to fly were hovering above, keeping a watchful eye.



Inside a tiny hangar that nudges a western Ohio cornfield, workers assembled a rare replica of the Demoiselle, a 1908 airplane designed by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont.

A few feet away sat a replica of a Wright brothers' plane, and 20 miles south was Huffman Prairie, the sacred ground where Wilbur and Orville Wright developed and perfected their airplanes.

The Demoiselle has gone on exhibit in Wright brothers country and is expected to stay for at least a year, the longest it will have ever been in the United States. Aviation historians are hoping the Wright-Dumont combination will fire up new interest in the birth of flight.

The Demoiselle is on loan to the Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana by Brazilian industrialist Fernando de Arruda Botelho. It arrived last week from Brazil and was assembled Monday, a week before the 104th anniversary of Wilbur Wright's 24 miles in the air at Huffman Prairie -- the first controlled flight.

"He wanted to bring a plane back here and keep it in the United States so that we could do things together," Anthony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance in nearby Dayton, said of Botelho.

Sculimbrene is hoping to display the Demoiselle at various sites in Dayton, hometown of the Wright brothers.

The Demoiselle was built two years after Santos Dumont flew one of his planes outside Paris in 1906. Although it was nearly three years after the Wright brothers made their first flight on the sand dunes of North Carolina, the 1906 flight was the first that Europeans had seen, and Santos Dumont was hailed by some as the inventor of the airplane. He is widely regarded as the father of aviation in Brazil.

Tom Crouch, senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., said that the Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered, controlled, heavier-than-air plane, but that Santos Dumont was a pioneer in his own right.

"He deserves a lot of credit," Crouch said. "Santos Dumont's great dream was to produce a relatively simple and inexpensive plane that ordinary folks could buy or build and operate. He wanted to share the joy of flying with the masses."

The Wrights' plane had two propellers and two 40-foot-long wings connected by wooden struts and wires, and the pilot sat between the wings. The much lighter Demoiselle had one propeller, and the pilot sat beneath its one wing, which was less than half the length of the Wright wings.

Only a handful of local people saw the Wright brothers' first flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903 and at Huffman Prairie in 1904 and 1905, Crouch said.

And he said the Wrights didn't fly at all from 1905 until 1908 because they were waiting for the government to approve their patent and for a signed contract for the sale of their machine. They feared that without such protection, unscrupulous rivals would pirate their ideas, he said.

In terms of public acknowledgment of their feats, though, "the brothers did not help themselves by keeping their early experiments so secretive," said Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of the Wright brothers.

Lane welcomes local display of the Demoiselle replica and was on hand to watch workers assemble its white nylon wings, aluminum-tube framing and wooden propeller.

"There were so many other young men also devoting a lot of time to solving the problem of human flight," she said of the early aviation pioneers.

Winning the right to put the Demoiselle on display is bit of a coup for the fledging museum.

The museum hangar, just completed in January, also houses a B-25, an aircraft that gained fame for the Tokyo raid led by Jimmy Doolittle during World War II. The hangar will also soon house a B-17 Flying Fortress, which is being restored.


Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1923)


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Russian firm is confident to win Brazil jet deal

(AFP) – 02/Oct/09

MOSCOW — Russia's state arms export firm voiced optimism on Friday about winning a multi-billion-dollar Brazilian fighter jet tender despite rival bids from French, US and Swedish aerospace companies.

The strength of the Russian offer is that it would allow Su-35 fighter jets to be built in Brazil, fulfilling a key Brazilian demand, said Anatoly Isaikin, head of Rosoboronexport, which holds a monopoly on Russian arms exports.

"Our offer has a broad programme of technology transfer -- a full cycle of work on technical service, repairs, all the way to organising the manufacture of Su-35s in Brazil," Isaikin told the Interfax news agency.

The offer submitted by Rosoboronexport to Brazil's defence ministry earlier this year "has maximum compliance with the Brazilian demands," he said.

A spokesman for Rosoboronexport, Vyacheslav Davydenko, confirmed that the Russian offer would allow Su-35 fighters, developed by Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi, to be built in Brazil.

"We think our plane has many advantages and we have good chances of winning the competition," Davydenko told AFP.

Brazil is seeking to acquire 36 combat aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of 12 French-made Mirage-2000 jets.

The contract is worth an estimated four billion to seven billion dollars, making it one of the biggest defence tenders in the world.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who wants his country to become one of the 21st century's major powers, has insisted that the winner agree to transfer technological knowhow so Brazil can acquire the specialized knowledge to build its own independent defence industry.

France's Dassault, which has put forward its Rafale fighters, has been seen as the frontrunner due to its offer of technology transfer and longstanding military links between France and Brazil.

But it faces competition from US aviation giant Boeing, which has offered Brazil its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter, and Sweden's Saab, which has been talking up its Gripen NG aircraft.

Meanwhile Russia has been eager to find new export markets for its weapons and military equipment, one of the few areas where Russian manufacturing has enjoyed strong sales abroad in recent years.

Russia has signed billions of dollars' worth of arms contracts with Brazil's neighbour Venezuela, including for the delivery of Sukhoi fighter jets to Caracas.

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3rd Embraer Legacy 600 Jet Delivered To Titan Aviation
Wed, 07 Oct '09

Dubai-Based Company Will Receive A Lineage 1000 In 2012



Embraer delivered a Legacy 600 executive jet to Dubai’s Titan Aviation, in the United Arab Emirates, during a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters Monday in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The jet belongs to an undisclosed customer, and will be added to Titan’s portfolio of managed and operated aircraft, which includes two Legacy 600s, as well as a Lineage 1000 scheduled to be delivered in 2012.

“Titan Aviation has become a significant partner of Embraer, and we wish them great success with this third Legacy 600,” said Colin Steve, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “Embraer will continue supporting their operations, and we look forward to having them return soon for more deliveries.”


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“On Titan’s sixth anniversary, it is a pleasure to come back to Embraer to take delivery of this third Legacy 600. Our operations with this aircraft are very successful, not only because it is a proven and reliable platform, but also due to the tremendous support provided by Embraer all over the world,” said Capt. Sakeer C. Sheik, Managing Director of Titan Aviation. “Our company continues investing in the expansion of its highly qualified staff, in order to better serve our clients and to be prepared for new opportunities.”

At the event, Mr. Ahmed, Director of Maintenance of Titan Aviation, commented that “the Legacy 600 performs excellently, with much less maintenance hassle, in spite of our clients’ high utilization rate. Furthermore, the maintenance tracking support services provided by Embraer, such as Flight Docs and the Embraer Executive Care (EEC) program, are great tools for us to serve our clients in the most efficient ways.”

The first Legacy 600 joined Titan’s fleet in June 2008, frequently flying to London City Airport (LCY), and this would not be possible without the certified steep approach capability. Pilots also have the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), which provides precise aircraft performance calculations and electronic copies of manuals and charts, reducing pilot workload and allowing a paperless cockpit environment.


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The second aircraft has proven to be a very important business tool for its owner. Delivered to Titan in July 2009, the jet has already accumulated more than 200 flight hours. The High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment provides a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities on frequent seven-hour business flights from Dubai to Europe and to Southeast African destinations.

The third Legacy 600 delivered, today, comfortably accommodates 13 passengers in three distinct cabin zones. The aircraft will be supported by Embraer Executive Care (EEC), the same program that has guaranteed high dispatch reliability for the first two Legacy 600s operated by Titan.

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Olympic dash – Rio ‘confirms’ privatisation of Galeao airport (and Moscow adds Sheremetyevo)
7th October, 2009

Following rapidly in the wake of decision to award to the 2016 Olympic Games to the city of Rio de Janeiro, two years after the FIFA Soccer World Cup is to be held in Brazil, the authorities moved equally quickly to confirm that the city’s main Galeao International Airport will be privatised and modernised in advance. At the same time, the actual method was left open for further consultation. The announcement came in the same week that Russian authorities announced the privatisation of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in 2010, part of a raft of measures to sell off equity in state firms.

And the Games go to...Rio!

The international airport in Brazil's largest city, Rio de Janeiro, which in the first week of Oct-2009 won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, will be privatised and modernised to prepare for the Olympics. Rio had faced strong competition from a (US) President Obama-backed bid by his home city, Chicago, one of whose airports is yet to attract the privatisation bucks it longs for, also Madrid and Tokyo, and became the first South American city to be awarded the Games.

It seems as if Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who threw his weight behind the city’s bid, carried more clout than the US President and the First Lady, who made the Chicago presentation. President da Silva commented, “I honestly believe it is Brazil's time. It is time to light the Olympic cauldron in a tropical country.” Most observers would agree it is time to get the privatisation of the airports sorted out, it having drifted on for far too long.

“No good airports here” - FIFA

In fact, Rio's Galeao international airport, the largest in Brazil, evoked the strongest criticism from members of the International Olympic Committee at the stage of the city's preparations for the 2016 Olympic bidding, the State Privatisation Council stated. And they weren’t the first to comment adversely on its questionable charms. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke this week told the O Globo newspaper "the main concern in relation to Brazil is airports. 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."

Growth rates in 2005 and 2007 were in the double-digits at Rio, but were considerably slower (but still positive) in 2006 and 2008.

Chart 1: Rio De Janeiro International Airport (Galeao) passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: 2004 to 2008

Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation & ACI

After stagnating for much of this decade, capacity levels at Galeao surged in 2007 and rose again in 2008, but have fallen considerably this year in the wake of the global financial crisis and capacity rationalisation by Brazilian carriers.

Chart 2: Rio De Janeiro International Airport (Galeao) hub capacity: Aug-01 to Aug-09

Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation & ACI

Rio privatisation: There could be further delays

The terms and the exact date of the airport's privatisation would be determined later, the Privatisation Council stated.

The issue of the airport's privatisation was first raised a year ago by the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, who said that the need to sell the airport was conditioned by its unsatisfactory infrastructure, poor airport services and ineffective management.

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

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

Chart 3 below indicates the effect of the Games on passenger traffic growth at Sydney, Athens and Beijing airports in their respective Olympic years, as measured by passenger growth. In fact it is not always spectacular, as a result of a slowdown in business activity around the Games. In the case of Beijing, there was a sharp dip before the event, as a result of heightened security measures. Security will again be a major factor in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, potentially cutting into airport growth rates around the Games.

Chart 3: Passenger numbers growth at Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008:

Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation & Airports report

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

But the fact that such a statement was made by the Defence Minister hints at the difficulties Brazil faces in this exercise. The Ministry has long had considerable influence over state airport operator Infraero, a not unusual feature of life on a continent noted for its military coups.

What privatisation model?

A bigger problem right now is indecision as to how the airports should be privatised. State Governor Cabral may have talked about “selling” the Galeao airport but as reported in the Jun-09 edition (#56) of Airport Investor Monthly the Brazilian government, having enticed potential investors with the impending privatisation of key airports in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo over several years, took them by surprise in May-2009 when it said it would grant management concessions for some of its airports instead.

The system of concessions will be based on a study conducted by ANAC, the Civil Aviation Authority. What emerged then was the feeling that airport privatisation in Brazil will amount to no more than a handful of tightly controlled concessions without any momentous change of ownership.

There is little in this week’s statement to offer more encouragement to investors, but then again most of Brazil’s airports are loss-makers anyway. After modernisation they will probably still be loss-makers. With the Brazilian economy in reasonably good shape the future lies with the Sao Paulo and Rio airports, and especially the latter following its remarkable good fortune in landing two world scale sporting events with only a one year gap in between them.

A good airport operator with experience of the Latin American culture might do well from a concession deal at Galeao, but the work that will have to be done to bring it up to the required standard is immense and they would do well to examine how ACSA went about it in South Africa, in preparation for next year’s Soccer World Cup.

Which, of course, begs the question as to whether ACSA itself, together with its partners in the modernisation of India’s Mumbai Airport (GVK and Bidvest), might relish such a challenge in Rio de Janeiro; an airport similar in size and scope to that of OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, and Mumbai. ACSA is not involved in the modernisation at Delhi Airport, where the Commonwealth Games will be held in 2010, and GVK does not appear to be ‘up for’ external activities right now, but ACSA may well feel it has all the experience it needs of meeting deadlines in emerging countries, and, like India, Brazil might well become just another BRIC in its wall.

Russia to privatise Moscow Sheremetyevo: Another BRIC in the wall?

The other country to have announced a significant airport privatisation exercise in the first week of Oct-2009 is Russia, the R in BRIC. There are no Olympic Games in prospect here; the last time the event was held here was in Moscow was 1980, when they were extensively boycotted as a result of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (However, the Winter Olympics will be held at the Russian resort of Sochi in 2014).

The Russian Transport Ministry will reportedly privatise Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in 2010 and the airport will be valued in the order of EUR1.5 billion, with private investment specifically required for a third runway and terminal development. Sheremetyevo is one of the country’s two main gateway airports, along with Moscow Domodedovo, which is already in the private sector. Apart from the need for a new runway, another driver is a new government determination to sell shares in state firms generally, which includes Rosneft, the state controlled oil company, also ports and shipping companies.

“Now is the time to return to privatisation”

The state-owned airport, opened in 1959 and then extended for the 1980 Olympics, is included in a ‘draft plan’ for privatisations in 2010, and the Transport ministry supports the notion of selling Sheremetyevo. Government officials announced a new privatisation drive in Sep-09, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov stating in a television interview that "now is the time that we can return to privatisation." Sheremetyevo was originally slated for privatisation in 1999 and 2010 or 2011 seems to be the most logical time to do it since then as a new state-of-the-art terminal, Sheremetyevo-3 (S3), will be operating fully by then.

S3 is the lynchpin of Sheremetyevo’s attempts to wrestle back its previous position of prominence from Domodedovo airport, which consistently was able to entice western airlines from Sheremetyevo, where long queues and ‘Soviet-style’ service remain the order of the day and which cause foreign investors to say that doing business in Russia is complicated for foreigners. There are also surface transport congestion problems that any new full or partial owner will have to contend with, despite the opening of a new rail link.

Located 30km (18 miles) north-west of Moscow, Sheremetyevo at least remains a hub for the passenger operations of Aeroflot and SkyTeam. It is now the second largest in Russia (after Domodedovo) with a little over 14 million passengers annually and approximately 120,000 tonnes of cargo.

In the first six months of 2009, it lost 10.3% of traffic compared to the previous year. During this decade it has lost a host of western airlines, such as British Airways, Lufthansa, JAL, Iberia, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines to Domodedovo, which is a similar distance to the south of Moscow, but which handled more than a third more traffic (20.4 million passengers) in 2008 than did Sheremetyevo.

50 new services were launched from Domodedovo in 1H09, with eight of the 15 new destinations being unique ones. New airlines launching operations included United Airlines, TAP, Tunis Nouvelair, Russian Nord Star, Aviastar TU, Kazakh Irtish Avia and Belorussian Gomelavia.

Domodedovo ahead in strategic planning

Domodedovo, operated by the East Line Group, has regularly been ahead of Sheremetyevo in its strategic planning and since Mar-2009 has been approved for new large aircraft operations such as the A380; the first Russian airport with this classification. Two terminals are being added and there is an express train link to the downtown area.

To combat this, the Sheremetyevo management commenced a major reconstruction of the old Terminal 2 this year. More significant though is the USD90 million Terminal C and, even more so, the 170,000 sq m S3 international Aeroflot/SkyTeam terminal project, also known as Terminal D, which is now scheduled to open in Nov-2009 with capacity for 12 million passengers a year – a capacity that developer JSC Terminal expects to reach within one year of operations.

In Apr-2009, Russian state-controlled bank VEB borrowed USD180 million from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) to finance the construction of the new international terminal.

Away from Moscow, Sheremetyevo International Airport has started building a new terminal at the Vladivostok International Airport. The new terminal will have an area of around 50,000 sq m and a capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers per year. The construction of the terminal is part of preparations for the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which will be held in Vladivostok in 2012. Sheremetyevo International Airport is expected to receive the federal government’s 52.12% stake in the Vladivostok International Airport.

Moscow’s third airport is Vnukovo Airport, where the city government holds 73.62% in Vnukovo Airport, which owns the airport’s domestic ter*minal, while Vnukovo-Invest, which is owned by Vitaly and Anatoly Vantsev, holds 25% plus one share in the airport. The Vnukovo International Airport is 25%-owned by the city government, while the remaining shares are held by Aviation-Oil Company, headed by Anatoly Vantsev. Vnukovo handled just less than 8 million passengers in 2008.

This article was written by the Consulting Editor of Airport Investor Monthly, David Bentley
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Embraer Delivers 57 Jets During the Third Quarter of 2009

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 10/07/2009 - This total includes 29 commercial, 27 executive, and one defense aircraft.

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Embraer delivered 57 jets during the third quarter of 2009 (3Q09), 29 of which to the commercial aviation segment, 27 to executive aviation, and one to defense, representing an increase of 18.8% over the 48 jets delivered during the same period in 2008. So far, in 2009, Embraer has delivered 153 jets. On September 30, 2009, the Company’s firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion, or 6% less than the US$ 19.8 billion recorded on June 30, 2009.

In the airline segment, the family of Embraer aircraft operators welcomed British Airways, from the United Kingdom, with the EMBRAER 170; Mozambique Airlines (LAM), with the EMBRAER 190; and Lufthansa CityLine, from Germany, with the EMBRAER 195, thus increasing the family of operators to 49 in 34 countries. The 600th aircraft of the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family was delivered to Lot Polish Airlines.

The highlight of executive aviation was the growth in the number of deliveries of the Phenom 100 jet, for the third quarter in a row: two in 4Q08, six in 1Q09, 13 in 2Q09, and 22 in 3Q09, for a total of 43 aircraft. The aircraft was also certified for operation in Australia and went into service in Brazil. The network of authorized service centers continues to grow, with the addition of Starlink, in Canada, and Inflite, in the United Kingdom.

In the defense area, Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 190 jet to the Brazilian government. The aircraft is configured especially for the use of the President of the Republic and is operated by the Special Transportation Group (Grupo de Transporte Especial – GTE) of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB).

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 September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 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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TAM Airlines chairman calls it quits
By eTN Staff Writer | Oct 09, 2009

Commander David Barioni Neto / Image via sp.gov.br


TAM airlines reported today that Commander David Barioni Neto resigned today from his position as the company's chairman. Reasons for the resignation were not given.

The current vice president of finance, management, and IT and chief executive officer of investor affairs, Libano Miranda Barroso, a member of the company's board of directors since 2004, has temporarily taken over the position. Libano Barroso has held executive positions at large finance institutions for 17 years. He has also held an executive officer position at Companhia de Concessoes Rodoviarias for six years.


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Brazil Airline TAM CEO Barioni Neto Resigns
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...09-712376.html
Wall Street Journal - Oct/09/2009
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Embraer Posts Increased Deliveries
Oct 09, 2009 09:41 AM

Embraer delivered 57 jets during the third quarter of 2009, 29 of which belong to the commercial aviation segment, 27 to executive aviation, and one to defense, representing an increase of 18.8 percent over the 48 jets delivered during the same period in 2008. So far, in 2009, Embraer has delivered 153 jets. On Sept. 30, 2009, the Company's firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion, or 6 percent less than the US$ 19.8 billion recorded on June 30, 2009.
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Aviation agreement with Brazil
Monday 12 October 2009

The Council of Transport Ministers, meeting on 9 October in Luxembourg, authorised the European Commission to enter into negotiations with Brazil for an EU-Brazil civil aviation safety agreement. The aim is to achieve reciprocal acceptance of certification findings and standards, which would limit duplication of certification operations and supervision of aeronautical products, parts and appliances. Although there are no bilateral agreements between any of the member states and Brazil in this area, the European Air Safety Agency has been working since 2004 with its Brazilian counterpart on certification and mutual recognition.
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Embraer’s ECC Sells Three Regional Jets to SEAA from Angola

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Embraer’s ECC Sells Three Regional Jets to SEAA from Angola

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 10/13/2009 - Start-up scheduled airline acquires two ERJ 135 and one ERJ 145 pre-owned jets.

ECC Leasing Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Embraer, has sold two ERJ 135 and one ERJ 145 pre-owned jets to Serviços Executivos Aéreos de Angola (SEAA). The African start-up scheduled airline intends to initially operate the aircraft on domestic routes.

“We are very pleased to welcome SEAA to the growing family of operators who are choosing to acquire pre-owned Embraer aircraft from ECC Leasing,” said Mark Dunnachie, Director of ECC Leasing. “We look forward to a long and happy relationship, and we are certain that our regional jets will perform very well for this new African customer.”

SEAA’s ERJ 135s are configured in a 37-seat layout, while the ERJ 145 has 50 seats. They will be based at SEAA’s main airport in Lubango, operating routes to the country’s capital of Luanda, as well as to Cabinda, Ondjiva, and Saurimo.

“We are delighted to have concluded this first purchase of Embraer regional jets for our new operations, bringing modern, reliable aircraft to meet the growing demand of the domestic and intra-regional markets in Angola,” said Mr. Silvestre Tulumba T. Kapose, owner and founder of SEAA.

About ECC Leasing Company Limited
Embraer’s wholly owned subsidiary, ECC Leasing Company Limited (eccleasing.com), was incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2002, to manage and remarket Embraer’s pre-owned aircraft portfolio. To date, ECC has handled a total of 79 aircraft, of which 27 have been leased and 36 sold to airlines, corporations, and government entities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. ECC Leasing deals with Embraer aircraft that may be acquired through trade-ins and provides remarketing services for third parties in connection with its sales campaigns.

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 September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 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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To meet the demand, El Al brings B747-400 in December to Brazil

In December 2009, the Israeli airline El Al will replace the aircraft that makes the route between Tel Aviv (Israel) and Sao Paulo (Brazil): out the Boeing 777-200ER and in the Boeing 747-400. "This is our plan to meet the demand, because the airplane has more than 400 seats in three classes," said to Portal PANROTAS the executive, vice-president of El Al, David Maimon, during the first joint workshop of the company and office of the Ministry of Tourism of Israel in Brazil.

The event brought together this night more than 250 travel agents and operators in the club The Hebrew University in São Paulo. The Boeing 747-400 will be used in three weekly frequencies of the company between the two countries, the service there since last May.

In his first visit to Brazil, Maimon said that these first five months of operation are a "success." According to the company, last month the average occupancy rate of flights reached 77%. And this month already, the rate has reached 86%. "We are very proud of this operation," said the executive. According to him, the fourth weekly flight will start operating in the second half of 2010. It showed the day.

In the opposite direction - from Israel to Brazil - the number of Israelis on flights is growing. "I had meetings today at Tam and Gol to strengthen further our partnership with the two companies and to expand the distribution of passengers on Israel in South America," said Maimon.

In the workshop, travel agents might know the packets of 15 carriers that sell the destination Israel. Check out: ADV Tour, CVC, Flot, Designer, Marsans, RCA, MMTGapnet, Lexus, Soft Travel, Travel Well, Viaggio, Century 21, New Age, and Birth Eretz Tur. Soon after, they attended two presentations - one of the tour guide in Israel, the Brazilian from Recife rushansky Ephraim, in the profession for 17 years, and one of Rodrigo Fiuza, "the adventurer of peace", who talked about his adventure travel in Israel.

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Air traffic grows 30% in Brazil in September, TAM leads

The air passenger traffic grew by 29.93% in September, considering only domestic flights, according to the ANAC (National Agency of Civil Aviation) released on Wednesday. Considering the international routes, the increase was 8.15%, driven mainly by the numbers of TAM. In both cases, comparisons are made on September 2008.

The number of seats for passengers, in turn, had an increase of 19.88% for domestic traffic, and 11.02% for international flights.

TAM maintains market leadership in domestic services (44.15% of total), but followed very closely by Gol (41.85%, already including the traffic made by Varig). Webjet (4.76%), Blue (4.68%), Ocenao (2.24%) and Trip (1.55%) are the other companies with market shares above 1%.

For international flights, ANAC recorded a decrease of 22.37% in passenger traffic made by Gol, in comparison with September 2008. In the case of TAM, there was an increase of 14.97%, which accounts for 87.26% of the market.Air traffic grows 30% in Brazil in September, TAM leads

Folha Online

The air passenger traffic grew by 29.93% in September, considering only domestic flights, according to the ANAC (National Agency of Civil Aviation) released on Wednesday. Considering the international routes, the increase was 8.15%, driven mainly by the numbers of TAM. In both cases, comparisons are made on September 2008.

The number of seats for passengers, in turn, had an increase of 19.88% for domestic traffic, and 11.02% for international flights.

TAM maintains market leadership in domestic services (44.15% of total), but followed very closely by Gol (41.85%, already including the traffic made by Varig). Webjet (4.76%), Blue (4.68%), Ocenao (2.24%) and Trip (1.55%) are the other companies with market shares above 1%.

For international flights, ANAC recorded a decrease of 22.37% in passenger traffic made by Gol, in comparison with September 2008. In the case of TAM, there was an increase of 14.97%, which accounts for 87.26% of the market.Air traffic grows 30% in Brazil in September, TAM leads

Folha Online

The air passenger traffic grew by 29.93% in September, considering only domestic flights, according to the ANAC (National Agency of Civil Aviation) released on Wednesday. Considering the international routes, the increase was 8.15%, driven mainly by the numbers of TAM. In both cases, comparisons are made on September 2008.

The number of seats for passengers, in turn, had an increase of 19.88% for domestic traffic, and 11.02% for international flights.

TAM maintains market leadership in domestic services (44.15% of total), but followed very closely by Gol (41.85%, already including the traffic made by Varig). Webjet (4.76%), Blue (4.68%), Ocenao (2.24%) and Trip (1.55%) are the other companies with market shares above 1%.

For international flights, ANAC recorded a decrease of 22.37% in passenger traffic made by Gol, in comparison with September 2008. In the case of TAM, there was an increase of 14.97%, which accounts for 87.26% of the market.
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Embraer Sells Second ERJ 135 Jet to the Royal Thai Navy

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 10/16/2009 - Thai government buys four aircraft of the same model in less than two years.


Embraer has signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy for the sale of its second ERJ 135 jet. Added to the other two orders made by the Royal Thai Army, this is the fourth aircraft acquired by the Thai government in less than two years, all of which are the Long-Range (LR) version. This acquisition is included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2009.

“We are honored by the choice of the Royal Thai Navy to acquire a second ERJ 135 jet, confirming the suitability of this aircraft model to the needs of Thailand’s armed forces, and shows the confidence that they have in Embraer’s products in the official transportation segment,” said Acir Padilha, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Defense Market. “As a result, we are gradually increasing and consolidating our presence in Thailand.”

The first deal between Embraer and the Thai government was announced in November 2007, involving two aircraft – one for the Army and another for the Navy – both of which were delivered at the end of 2008. Early in 2009, Embraer revealed the acquisition of a second ERJ 135 by the Royal Thai Army.

As in the previous contracts, this new contract with the Navy includes a logistical package and provisions for a Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) installation kit. Thailand is the first military operator in Southeast Asia to use the ERJ 135 jet for civilian and military official transportation and MEDEVAC missions.

About the ERJ 135 jet
The ERJ 135 is a member of the successful ERJ 145 family, which has delivered over 1,100 units and accumulated more than 15 million flight hours. The ERJ 135 can handle a broad variety of missions and has a high level of commonality with the ERJ 145 jet.

Based on the ERJ 135 platform, Embraer launched the Legacy 600 executive jet, an aircraft with more than 170 units delivered that offers customer premium comfort, high dispatch reliability, and low operating cost. In the defense segment, this platform has efficiently performed government transportation and medical evacuation missions for Belgium, Brazil, Greece, India, and Nigeria.

The ERJ 135 jet offers military customers a combination of modern equipment, advanced systems redundancy, and low maintenance cost, as well as a high level of readiness. The success of the ERJ 145 family of jets in the regional commercial aviation market is marked by constantly increasing efficiency and cost reduction, which are achieved by less frequent inspections and shorter turn-around times. These characteristics make it possible for Embraer’s military aircraft based on the ERJ 145 platform to fly over 3,000 hours per year.

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 September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 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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Posted on 16/10/2009 18:23:00

Uruguayan airline Pluna will fly to Foz do Iguaçu and is already thinking about Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Campinas

Pluna opens on November 18 2009 the fifth regular flight to Brazil, this time in Foz do Iguaçu/PR (SBFI). The Uruguayan company will make two flights per week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, linking Argentina, Chile and Uruguay to the city and vice versa, according to the commercial manager for Brazil Pluna, Gonzalo Mazaferro.

According to the executive, in 2010 the company is studying three new markets to operate in Brazil: Brasília/DF (SBBR), Belo Horizonte/MG (SBCF) and Campinas/SP (SBKP). Also according to Mazaferro, the new company of the group was founded in Argentina, Aerovip even already making records with the regulators to operate in the country in 2010.

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SITA survey finds huge growth in online booking in Brazil
61.5% of survey respondents booked their flight online

Monday, October 19, 2009



A global benchmark survey of leading airport hubs has found that online booking among passengers using the Brazilian gateway, Sao Paulo Guarulhos, has risen almost 50% over the last twelve months, it was announced at the ALTA Airline Leaders’ Forum in Cartagena, Colombia.

Compared to last year’s SITA Passenger Self Service Survey when 42.3% of passengers surveyed used online booking, this year 61.5% of survey respondents declared they had booked their flight online which means the Brazilian airport is fast catching up on the global average of 63.7% across the six airports surveyed.

The 4th annual SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service (PSS) Survey is an in-depth look at the attitudes and habits of a representative sample of the 232 million passengers who use these six leading international airports: Sao Paulo Guarulhos, Brazil; Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta; Mumbai International; Charles de Gaulle, Paris; Moscow Domodedovo; and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. The data is extracted from interviews with 2,193 passengers conducted at the departure gates earlier this year.

The survey also found that passengers are spending more through airline web sites on ancillary services such as hotels and car hire and their numbers are expected to double. In Sao Paulo Guarulhos, 30% of passengers use airline websites frequently or intermittently to book hotel rooms or car rental which is well above the 20% average.

While e-commerce transformation is already well underway in Brazil, the adoption of self-service channels is running behind industry trends. In fact, this year’s survey shows a drop in actual usage of self-service check-in options at the time of the survey to just 11.1% compared with 25.1% the previous year. This can be partly explained by reduced passenger traffic due to external factors such as the global economic context and the H1N1 virus which encouraged people to skip kiosks and go straight to an agent due to smaller queues as 32.2% of respondents reported.

The SITA survey found that the main reason globally why some passengers did not use the self-service check-in option was because they also had bags to check-in and over 93% of the surveyed passengers in Sao Paulo reported having checked-in bags which needs to be factored into the deployment of self-service check-in options.

Olivier Layly, SITA Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, said: “Online booking will grow further in Sao Paulo as awareness of its availability increases. This is good for the future of self-service check-in as experience tells us that on-line bookers are almost three times more likely to use it. We are confident that self-service check-in is on the rise in Brazil and has by now returned to normal growth. Passengers flying through Sao Paulo Airport confirm such optimism as 90% are favourable towards using kiosks to check-in in the future and 73.7% have a positive attitude towards using web check-in options.

“It is very clear from the survey that Brazilian passengers are generally keen to take advantage of technology to improve their travel experience. A good example is that the survey found that 77% of Brazilian passengers would prefer to have an electronic boarding pass compared to a global average of 49% across the six airports surveyed.”

Dwell time at the airport is the step of the journey that passengers interviewed in Sao Paulo Airport would like to change the most with 39.2% asking for improved internet access capabilities and entertainment on demand from their mobile phone.

Passengers flying on more than 100 different airlines and representing over 80 different nationalities were interviewed during April/June 2009 in this independent survey.
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GOL and Iberia Sign Code-Share Agreement
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:19am EDT

SAO PAULO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes
S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline
in Latin America, and Iberia, Spain's largest air transport group, announced
today that the companies have signed a code-share agreement. The companies are
also evaluating the possibility of linking their frequent flyer programs,
GOL's SMILES and Iberia's Plus.


Under the code-share agreement, Iberia can add its IATA code to GOL flights
from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to 13 Brazilian destinations: Belo
Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Foz do Iguacu,
Goiania, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador and Vitoria. Iberia
passengers will benefit from more flight connection options throughout Brazil,
while the agreement provides an additional sales channel for GOL, increasing
passenger traffic and load factor for the Brazilian carrier.


Headquartered in Madrid, Iberia offers two direct daily flights between
Spain's capital and Sao Paulo (Guarulhos Airport) as well as one direct daily
flight to Rio de Janeiro (Galeao Airport), operating Airbus A340-600 and
A340-300 aircraft. Iberia is Spain's largest air carrier group and the
fourth-largest in Europe. It is also the leading airline of Europe and Latin
America routes, with the most flight options and destinations.


In compliance with standard regulation requirements, GOL will submit the
contract to the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), the Brazilian aviation
authority, and to the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (Cade), the antitrust
counsel, for their evaluation before implementing the agreement.


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 49 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.


SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

Investor Relations: Leonardo Pereira, CFO and IRO, or Rodrigo Alves, Head of
IR, both of GOL, +55-11-2128-4700, [email protected]; Corporate
Communications, +55-11-2128-4413, [email protected]; Media Relations: M.
Smith, 1-212-704-8196, [email protected], or N. Dean, +1-212-704-4484,
[email protected], both of Edelman (U.S. and Europe) for GOL

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Embraer Unveils Legacy 650
Oct 19, 2009

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Few would have expected any new model introductions in the depths of the recession, but Embraer has unveiled its Legacy 650, a much improved version of the popular super midsized Legacy 600 that endows it with the almost 4,000-nm. range it had been lacking to compete fully in that class.

At the same time Embraer has taken the opportunity to upgrade the avionics for tomorrow's airspace technologies, quieten and refine the cabin, and increase overall performance with more powerful engines.

The result is an aircraft that can fly 3,900 nmi, some 500 nmi further than the Legacy 600 with the same payload and offer better performance, or that can carry another 2,500 lb. of payload over the same 3,400-nm. range as the 600.

"The range of the Legacy 600 disqualified it from many sales opportunities," explained Claudio Camelier, vp for market intelligence with Embraer's Executive Aviation division. "Now the Legacy 650 will link such important city pairs as London-New York, Dubai-London, Beijing-Moscow, Mumbai-Tokyo, London-New Delhi and Moscow-Shanghai with four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves that the Legacy 600 cannot accomplish."

The Legacy 650 is an addition to the Embraer family, and will not replace the 600, he noted. It will, however, cost $2 million more in 2010 dollars, at $29.5 million. The first one will be available in the second quarter 2010.

The avionics and cabin improvements will find their way into the Legacy 600 and will be available for retrofit, but the range and performance enhancements will not, as they involve major airframe and engine modifications.

Two prototypes of the Legacy 650 began flight-testing earlier this month with a goal of certification by mid-2010.

Embraer will have delivered 176 Legacy 600s to customers in 26 countries by December, including 12 or so delivered so far this year. Camelier acknowledged that sales activity has been at a low ebb since last November, with some customers seeking deferrals or cancellations, "but the 650 will help bring attention back," he noted.

The 650 looks very similar to the 600, but beneath the skin it will feature:

*Increased fuel capacity in a new underbelly ventral fuel tank, and addition of a wet central wing box as it adopts the higher gross weight but aerodynamically identical wing of the ERJ-145XR regional airliner.

*10% more powerful engines. A redesigned 3-D aero front fan distinguishes the new 9,020 pounds thrust Rolls-Royce AE3007 A2 engines from the AE3007 A1Es on the Legacy 600.

*New Honeywell Primus Elite avionics developed from the Primus 1000 suite and incorporating LCD displays, cursor control, RNP capability, FANS-1/A CPDLC and datalink recorder, WAAS/LPV, XM Weather uplink, and Honeywell's Smart Runway and Landing safety products. Retrofit for the Legacy 600 will be available in the first half of 2011.

*Cabin improvements that include a 432 kbps bandwidth Swift Broadband system bringing worldwide coverage for e-mail, Internet, VoIP calls and data transfer. Airshow 4000 is standard.

Even though MTOW increases from 49,604 lb to 53,572 lb, the new engines bring the same and sometimes better performance than the Legacy 600, especially for time-to-climb and hot-and-high operations. The Legacy 650 will be certified to operate at airports up to 13,800 ft, such as La Paz, Bolivia, and at such restricted-performance airports as London City, Cannes and Telluride.

Other improvements include a new fuel system, a 50 kt increase in VMO below 8,000 ft to 300 KCAS thanks to a new Herculite III glass windshield, and a 15 kt increase in the flaps' 45-degree extension speed to 160 KIAS.

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Embraer sells new ERJ 135 jet to Thailand
Published: Oct. 20, 2009

BANGKOK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Embraer has signed a deal with the Royal Thai Navy for its second ERJ 135 jet.

The sale marks the fourth aircraft purchase by the Thai government in under two years. The latest acquisition is included in Embraer's firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2009.

"We are honored by the choice of the Royal Thai Navy to acquire a second ERJ 135 jet, confirming the suitability of this aircraft model to the needs of Thailand's armed forces, showing also the confidence that they have in Embraer's products in the official transportation segment," said Acir Padilha, Embraer vice president, marketing and sales-defense market.

"As a result, we are gradually increasing and consolidating our presence in Thailand."

The first deal signed between Embraer and the Thai government came in November 2007 with the purchase of two aircraft -- one for the Royal Thai Navy, the other, for the Thai army.

The Thai government took delivery of the aircraft in 2008, months before placing a fresh order for a second ERJ 135 jet.

"As in the previous contracts, this new contract with the Navy includes a logistical package and provisions for a Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) installation kit," Newswire today reported.

Thailand is the first military operator in Southeast Asia to use the ERJ135 jet for civilian and military official transportation and MEDEVAC missions.

A largely civilian aircraft, the ERJ135 has been modified for the military. It can handle a broad variety of missions and has a high degree of commonality with the ERJ145.

"In the defense segment, this platform has efficiently performed government transportation and medical evacuation missions for Belgium, Brazil, Greece, India and Nigeria," Embraer said in a news release.

"The ERJ 135 jet offers military customers a combination of modern equipment, advanced systems redundancy, and low maintenance cost, as well as a high level of readiness," it added.

Embraer is the world's largest maker of commercial jets of up to 120 seats. Founded in 1969, the Brazil-based company also sells aircraft for executive aviation, and defense segments.

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AAM Is Embraer's First Legacy 650 Customer In Europe

Wed, 21 Oct '09
Germany’s DC Aviation Will Take Two Legacy 650 Executive Jets For Its Charter Fleet




Embraer signed a contract with Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH, of Hallbergmoos, Germany, for the sale of two Legacy 650 executive jets. The announcement was made Monday at the NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The total value of this first European order for the all-new Legacy 650 at list price is US$ 59 million, based on 2010 economic conditions. The aircraft will be operated by established private jet charter operator and Legacy 600 customer, DC Aviation, located in Stuttgart, Germany. This deal is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2009. “We are honored by the acquisition of two Legacy 650s by Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH. The aircraft will be operated by DC Aviation, and we are pleased that our newly launched 3,900-nautical-mile-range executive jet has been selected for their business expansion,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets.

This is the second contract signed by Embraer and Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH. The German company initially ordered three Legacy 600s in 2007. Their first Legacy 650 will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2010, joining two DC Aviation Legacy 600s. The second Legacy 650 will be delivered in 2011.

“We are especially proud to be one of the first European charter operators to add two Legacy 650s to our fleet. This new variant makes it possible for us to enlarge our long-haul fleet and our international flight services, enabling comfortable, nonstop flights on such popular business routes as London-Dubai or Dubai-Singapore,” said Steffen Fries, CEO of DC Aviation, and Managing Director of Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH. “The performance of the aircraft is very convincing, too. The Legacy 650 is faster in landing approach than other business jet models and, hence, offers better compatibility with traditional airline traffic. The inclusion of a forward lavatory is also a strong selling point.”

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Wow thats quit a flip, couple years ago Bud said hey come on over and his son-In Law had put a wagon with a red barrel on it in the middle of the runway.

Maybe economic times have adjusted some thinking habits.

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Airport movement (passengers traffic) in Brazilian airports
01/January - 30/September 2009
Source: http://www.infraero.gov.br/upload/ar...erac._0909.pdf

1. International Airport - Guarulhos/São Paulo 15.545.466 0,53%
2. International Airport - Congonhas/São Paulo 9.770.436 -5,08%
3. International Airport - Brasília 8.779.544 11,24%
4. International Airport - Galeão/Rio de Janeiro 8.549.919 6,15%
5. International Airport - Salvador 5.095.940 13,06%
6. International Airport - Porto Alegre 4.009.941 9,77%
7. International Airport - Confins/Belo Horizonte 3.903.613 5,84%
8. International Airport - Recife 3.768.969 7,55%
9. Domestic Airport - Santos-Dumont/Rio de Janeiro 3.664.850 36,57%
10. International Airport - Curitiba 3.448.104 4,95%
11. International Airport - Fortaleza 3.005.157 15,27%
12. International Airport - Campinas 2.240.704 171,09%
13. Domestic Airport - Vitória 1.720.652 13,33%
14. International Airport - Manaus 1.656.842 16,60%
15. International Airport - Belém 1.598.960 -1,89%
16. International Airport - Florianópolis 1.487.685 -6,70%
17. International Airport - Natal 1.359.111 9,97%
18. Domestic Airport - Goiânia 1.191.743 0,32%
19. International Airport - Cuiabá 1.190.737 13,75%
20. International Airport - Maceió 793.007 10,56%
21. International Airport - Campo Grande 727.159 16,69%
22. International Airport - São Luís 699.937 4,56%
23. International Airport - Foz de Iguaçu 537.582 -8,08%
24. Domestic Airport - Aracaju 516.705 1,86%
25. Domestic Airport - Pampulha/Belo Horizonte 423.088 2,46%
26. International Airport - Navegantes 407.849 34,48%
27. International Airport - João Pessoa 406.346 19,94%
28. Domestic Airport - Uberlândia 399.080 5,72%
29. International Airport - Porto Velho 399.017 28,11%
30. Domestic Airport - Londrina 397.321 4,07%
31. Domestic Airport - Teresina 394.910 11,82%
32. International Airport - Macapa 342.428 -9,47%
33. Domestic Airport - Macaé 280.833 -2,93%
34. Domestic Airport - Santarém 264.953 -8,88%
35. Domestic Airport - Ilhéus 261.842 -14,94%
36. International Airport - Rio Branco 241.211 4,90%
37. Domestic Airport - Campo de Marte 224.139 15,21%
38. Domestic Airport - Palmas 213.885 9,00%
39. Domestic Airport - Juazeiro do Norte 181.448 57,98%
40. Domestic Airport - Marabá 178.934 -5,06%
41. Domestic Airport - Joinville 163.457 -16,04%
42. Domestic Airport - Petrolina 150.476 32,80%
43. Domestic Airport - Imperatriz 142.768 7,08%
44. International Airport - Boa Vista 140.764 -9,17%
45. Domestic Airport - Jacarepaguá 83.020 36,57%
46. International Airport - Cruzeiro do Sul 70.359 6,13%
47. Domestic Airport - Montes Claros 60.690 -7,75%
48. Domestic Airport - Campina Grande 58.685 21,41%
49. Domestic Airport - Uberaba 56.592 -19,84%
50. Domestic Airport - Altamira 51.868 -2,03%
51. Domestic Airport - São José dos Campos 32.250 -22,44%
52. Domestic Airport - Carajás 27.761 13,91%
53. Domestic Airport - Bacacheri 25.971 -5,59%
54. International Airport - Tabatinga 24.974 2,42%
55. International Airport - Corumbá 21.711 -1,79%
56. Domestic Airport - Júlio César 17.992 -17,65%
57. Domestic Airport - Tefé 14.502 -11,00%
58. Domestic Airport - Carlos Prates 11.999 23,37%
59. Domestic Airport - Criciúma/Forquilhinha 7.359 0,01%
60. Domestic Airport - Campos 5.094 16,49%
61. International Airport - Pelotas 4.191 -8,93%
62. Domestic Airport - Paulo Afonso 2.628 -10,55%
63. International Airport - Ponta Porã 2.494 -14,62%
64. International Airport - Uruguaiana 1.927 -18,00%
65. International Airport - Parnaíba 1.537 22,76%
66. Domestic Airport - Bagé 1.432 -9,37%

TOTAL 91.462.548 7,55%
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