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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050096455

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 050096455 for the export
of C-130 and P-3 aircraft spare parts to Portugal. Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days.
Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending
and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Aerohelice LDA, unfamiliar foreign
consignee.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate Aerohelice officials to determine if it ordered
the aircraft spare parts and that the articles will be used
for the purpose stated on the license. Department requests
that Embassy conduct a site visit to Aerohelice in order to
provide an assessment of its business operations, on-site
security, and general reliability as a recipient of United
States Munitions List (USML) items. Aerohelice POC is Pedro
Horta, Account Manager, TEL: 351-263-776-040, reference
Purchase Order # 118 dated February 27, 2008. The following
questions are offered as suggested guidance with Aerohelice:


- Can Aerohelice provide documentation (e.g. copy of purchase
order, contract, or letter of intent) verifying that the
Portuguese Air Force is the end user of the items in question?

- What is Aerohelice's exact role in this transaction (i.e.
parts purchaser, maintenance provider, etc.)?

- Who are its main customers?

- Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) articles, particularly regarding
re-export and retransfer?

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer. End action.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 0500964565

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 9522196 Ring Closure
44 9534258 Drive Key
40 C4 Core, Valve
44 GWA18-10 Washer, Flat
44 GWA181-10 Washer, Reces
44 GY1810-60 Bolt, Machine
44 GYK5-10M Cap, Screw

License Value: USD 7,532

SELLER:

United Technologies Corporation
One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06101

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Aerohelice Lda
003 Azedia
2580-552 Alenquer, PO

FOREIGN END-USER:

Portuguese Air Force
Alfragide
Amadora, PO

PURPOSE:

Parts for repair and maintenance of C-130 and P-3 aircraft.


6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. POC is Tim Watkins, Phone: 202-663-2814; Email:
WatkinsTR@state.gov; SIPRNET: WatkinsTR@state.sgov.gov. The
Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is available as a PDF file in
the Bunche Library's E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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