Cablegate: Brazilian Response to Faa Investigation Request
UNCLAS BRASILIA 002021
STATE FOR EB/TRA/OTP - BMATTINGLEY
FAA FOR AGC-330
BUENOS AIRES FOR TSA
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: BRAZILIAN RESPONSE TO FAA INVESTIGATION REQUEST
REF: EB/TRA/OTP 2/25/05 Memo
1. Per ref request, U.S. Embassy in Brasilia delivered to
the Government of Brazil (GOB) the correspondence and
investigative report from the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) regarding alleged violations of U.S.
aviation regulations by a Brazilian military pilot on or
about October 4, 2004. The FAA case number is 2005SO350001.
2. The Brazilian Ministry of Defense provided the U.S.
Embassy with a formal response to the FAA investigation
request. The original letter received from the GOB will be
sent to the Department for forwarding to the FAA. An
unofficial translation follows.
Ministry of Defense
Air Force Command
Brazilian Air Force Chief of Staff
Of no. 2/2SC1/45
Brasilia, June 28, 2005
To Mr. Colonel Kevin P. Karol
Air Force Attache
Subject: Brazilian Military Aircraft Operation in the U.S.
In response to Official Letter No.U-1073/05 dated April 11,
2005, from your attach office, I bring to your attention
that the Operational Command of the squad to which the
violating aircraft belonged took a number of steps aimed at
preventing similar events from happening in the future.
Among the steps taken, that particular Command held a
meeting with all of the Air Force Unit Commanders bringing
the event to their attention and instructing that all of the
pilots should be made aware of it. The International Air
Traffic Section, which is responsible for the retraining and
development of pilots who fly international missions, was
also instructed to emphasize the proper procedures. In
terms of the pilot, he will only be allowed to participate
in international missions after going through retraining in
the International Air Traffic Course.
Brigadier General Miguel Marcio Duarte Martins
Head of International Affairs Division, Air Force Chief of