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Urgent Change for Brazilian Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has praised Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s strategic focus on aviation and urged a quick follow-up with critical reforms to improve the industry’s competitiveness.

“President Rousseff recognized the power of air transport to drive long-term gains in the quality of life in Brazil in her inauguration speech. Her intention to create a ministry-level Civil Aviation Secretariat is an opportunity to achieve change. IATA is eager to use our global expertise to play a collaborative role in delivering on the President’s expectations with a strategic plan focused on competitiveness,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO. Bisignani made his remarks in a speech at the British Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo, with Government nominations for key aviation posts imminent.

Bisignani highlighted five critical areas where change was needed:

  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Framework
  • Fuel Pricing
  • Air Traffic Management
  • the Environment
  • FIFA World Cup and the Olympics preparedness

View Giovanni Bisignani's entire speech