Report: Second Brazilian Official Ousted In Wake Of TAM Disaster | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.23.14 **
** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **

Sun, Aug 05, 2007

Report: Second Brazilian Official Ousted In Wake Of TAM Disaster

Space Agency Head Brought In To Restore "Normalcy" At Airports

The fallout continues in Brazil following that country's worst aviation disaster in its history. The head of Infraero, Brazil's airports authority, will be replaced next week, according to news reports.

Reuters reports Jose Carlos Pereira will be replaced by Sergio Gaudenzi, the head of the Brazilian Space Agency , citing an unnamed source. The announcement is expected to be made public Monday.

Pereira has been on the job only 13 months, a tenure marred by the country's two worst air disasters -- the midair collision between a Legacy 600 business jet and a Gol Airlines 737 last September, and the July 17 TAM A320 landing crash at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo. He would be the second aviation official in Brazil to be forced out of a job since last month's accident, which killed at least 199 people.

Beleaguered Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Defense Minister Waldir Pires on July 25, and replaced him with former Supreme Court Chief Justice Nelson Jobim.

Reuters states Gaudenzi's first duty at Infraero will be to restore a sense of normalcy at Brazilian airports... already stung by cancellations and delays for nearly a year, in the wake of the Gol crash.

Many passengers have opted to take buses to travel throughout Brazil, the news service reports, despite notoriously poor road conditions throughout the large country.

Others -- notably rapper Ice-T -- have avoided Brazil altogether. The performer blamed "aviation chaos" when he canceled his scheduled concert last month, according to local media reports.

FMI: www.infraero.gov.br/usa

Advertisement

More News

NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee

FAA Officials On Hand For The Announcement Of The Group NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on Monday announced the formation of a new NBAA group focused on improvements in aviation we>[...]

U.S. House Hearing Will Examine State Of U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Witness List Includes AEA's Blakey, GAMA's Bunce The Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee, chaired by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hea>[...]

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as ten>[...]

Appeals Court Says FAA May Not Prevent Texas EquuSearch From Using Drones

Once Again, A Federal Judges Has Ruled That The FAA Cannot Stop The Use Of Commercial Drones Unless They Are Enforcing Published Regulations ... The FAA Has A Differing Opinion Ear>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.14)

Expert Craft Building or restoring your own airplane, or even considering a homebuilt project? This site allows you to keep a complete online log of your project, complete with not>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC