Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira

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Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira
Founded 1944
Commenced operations 1946
Ceased operations 1951
Key people Dulcídio Cardoso

Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira S.A. was a Brazilian airline formed in 1944 and that started scheduled flights in 1946. In 1951 it was sold to Real Transportes Aéreos, which incorporated the airline the following year.

History[edit]

Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira was formed on July 22, 1944 with a fleet of five Avro Ansons. Some experimental flights were made in 1945 but only on February 1, 1946 scheduled flights began.[1]

In October 1948 Transcontinental started and operational agreement with VASD, being the first case of an operational agreement between Brazilian airlines.[2] In 1949 a third route was created, between Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza.

In 1951 Transcontinental was sold to and incorporated by Real Transportes Aéreos.[3]

Destinations[edit]

In 1948 Transcontinental was flying between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro and Recife via the coast. In 1949 a third route was created, between Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza.[2]

Fleet[edit]

Transcontinental Fleet[4]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Avro Anson Mk. II 5 1945–1946
Douglas DC-3/C-47 4 1946–1953
Beechcraft Model 18 S 1 1947–1951
Curtiss C-46/Super C-46 Commando 1 1949–1950

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 6 June 1951: a Douglas DC-3 D registration PP-NAL struck high ground while flying below minimums during approach to Rio de Janeiro. One crew member and one passenger died.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (1991). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: da criação do Ministério da Aeronáutica ao final da Segunda Guerra Mundial (in Portuguese) 3. Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro: Villa Rica Editoras Reunidas. p. 308. 
  2. ^ a b Pereira (1987) page 289
  3. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de janeiro de 1946 a janeiro de 1956 após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (in Portuguese) 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. p. 353. 
  4. ^ Pereira (1987) page 290
  • Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. 

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