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Cablegate: Brazil: Brazilian Aviation Regulator's Confirmation Of

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FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5127
RUEANHA/FAA NATIONAL HQ
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RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 4579
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 9962

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001182

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FAA FOR API-1/AFS-50/AGC-7; DOT/OST FOR X45/C20

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TAGS: EAIR ECON BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: BRAZILIAN AVIATION REGULATOR'S CONFIRMATION OF
DATES FOR IASA FINAL DISUCSSION WITH FAA

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

REF: A) BRASILIA 1009 B) STATE 80677 B) BRASILIA 480 C) BRASILIA 386
D)BRASILIA 288 E)STATE 35730

1. (SBU) Post received confirmation from Brazil's Civil Aviation
Regulation Agency (ANAC), per action request in reftel B, to hold a
formal final discussion with the FAA on October 28-29 to review the
noted safety oversight deficiencies and any corrective measures the
GoB has taken since the IASA assessment in May 2009. In a letter
dated September 2, 2009 from ANAC's President Dr. Solange Paiva
Vieira to FAA's Director of Flight Standard Service John Allen, ANAC
confirmed that the meeting would take place at ANAC's offices in Rio
de Janeiro. Vieira reiterated ANAC's commitment to taking necessary
corrective action in addressing the IASA findings. Post expects to
receive a diplomatic note from Brazil's Ministry of Foreign
Relations confirming ANAC's letter.


2. (SBU) Text from letter is reproduced below:

BEGIN TEXT

September 02, 2009

Mr. John M. Allen
Director
Flight Standards Service
Federal Aviation Administration
USA


REF: International Aviation Safety Assessment

Dear Mr. Allen:

Reference is made to your letter dated July 31, 2009 whereby you
provided a provisional report of the assessment consultations and
requested a meeting with Brazilian aviation officials at ANAC, as a
follow-up to the IASA, held in Rio de Janeiro May 18-22, 2009.

In this regard, I am pleased to confirm the dates (October 28-30)
suggested and to inform that the meetings will be held at ANAC's
office in Rio de Janeiro.

I look forward to the outcomes and take this opportunity to
reassure you our full commitment to address the findings and take
appropriate corrective actions.


Sincerely,

Solange Paiva Vieira
President

END TEXT

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