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Cablegate: Brazil Requests Support for Its Icao Candidacy

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001542

SIPDIS

IO/T FOR FRANK OSTRANDER
MONTREAL FOR USICAO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAIR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR ITS ICAO CANDIDACY

REF: BRASILIA 01485

1. DURING A JUNE 16 CONVERSATION SEEKING GOB SUPPORT FOR THE
USG ICAO CANDIDACY (REFTEL), OUR GOB INTERLOCUTORS FORMALLY
REQUESTED USG SUPPORT FOR THE BRAZIL'S CANDIDACY TO THE ICAO.
TO MAKE THE CASE FOR THE GOB CANDIDACY TO PART I OF THE ICAO
COUNCIL, MARCUS DA COSTA RAMALHO OF THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN
MINISTRY'S OFFICE OF ECONOMICS FORWARDED THE FOLLOWING NON-
PAPER.

BEGIN TEXT OF NON-PAPER (ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ORIGINAL):

A. BRAZIL HAS A NATURAL VOCATION FOR AERONAUTICAL
ACTIVITIES DUE TO ITS CONTINENTAL DIMENSION AND TO THE
RELEVANT ROLE ACCOMPLISHED BY AIR TRANSPORT IN THE NATIONAL
INTEGRATION PROCESS. IT HAS OVER 800 AERONAUTICAL COMPANIES,
COMPRISING OPERATORS OF REGULAR LINES, NON-SCHEDULED FLIGHTS
AND SPECIALIZED AIR SERVICES. THEIR FLEETS COMPRISE AROUND
11,000 AIRCRAFT OF ALL CATEGORIES.
THE AERONAUTICAL SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE IN BRAZIL DISPLAYS A
TOTAL OF 2,435 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AIRPORTS, OF WHICH 29 OPEN
TO INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC, ALL OF THEM PROJECTED AND
BUILT BY BRAZILIAN COMPANIES.

B. THE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO AIR SPACE CONTROL REACH AN
AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 22 MILLION SQUARE KILOMETERS. IT IS
ONE OF THE LARGEST ROUTES AND SERVICES STRUCTURES UNDER THE
JURISDICTION AND/OR RESPONSIBILITY OF A SINGLE COUNTRY.
EFFECTIVE RADAR COVERAGE IS PROVIDED FOR ALL CONTINENTAL AND
FOR A PART OF THE OCEANIC ROUTES, DISTRIBUTED AMONG FIVE
FIR/UTA (FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION / UPPER TRAFFIC AREA),
SUPPORTED BY THE BRAZILIAN AIR SPACE CONTROL SYSTEM
(SISCEAB), THROUGH THEIR INTEGRATED CENTERS OF DEFENSE AND
CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (CINDACTA), AS WELL AS THE MANAUS
(AMAZON AREA) REGIONAL SERVICE OF FLIGHT PROTECTION (SRPV-
MN).

C. BRAZIL HOSTS THE WORLD'S FOURTH LARGEST AIRCRAFT
MANUFACTURER - EMBRAER - WHOSE CIVIL AVIATION PRODUCTS COVER
PASSENGER CAPACITIES OF UP TO 110 SEATS. PRODUCTS IN THE
AREA OF DEFENSE INCLUDE TRAINING, TRANSPORT AND COMBAT
AIRCRAFT, BESIDES TYPES USED FOR INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE
AND RECONNAISSANCE TASKS.

D. BRAZIL HAS KEPT AN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN ICAO SINCE
THE CONFERENCE HELD IN 1944, NOT ONLY IN ITS COUNCIL BUT
ALSO IN THE AERIAL NAVIGATION COMMISSION AND IN NEARLY ALL
THE PANELS, COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS IN THE
ORGANIZATIONS' ORBIT.

E. BRAZIL COMMITTED ITS AIR TRANSPORT MEANS IN MATTERS
RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION, AND IS THE ONLY SOUTH
AMERICAN COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN THE COMMITTEE OF CIVIL
AVIATION ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (CAEP).

F. FINALLY, IT IS WORTH MENTIONING THAT BRAZIL ADOPTED AN
EFFECTIVE PREVENTION ACTION REGARDING THE OPERATIONAL
SECURITY OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION, OBTAINING A RATE OF 1.05
ACCIDENTS FOR EACH MILLION TAKE-OFFS FOR AIRPLANES WITH A
MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT ABOVE 60,000 POUNDS IN THE LAST NINE
YEARS.

HRINAK

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