Viabras

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Viação Aérea Brasil
Founded 1946
Commenced operations 1947
Ceased operations 1953
Key people Alberto Murtinho
Haroldo Aguinaga
Hilton Machado

Viação Aérea Brasil S/A commonly known by its acronym Viabras was a Brazilian airline founded in 1946. In 1953 it was sold to Transportes Aéreos Nacional.

History[edit]

Viação Aérea Brasil – Viabras was founded on April 11, 1946 and on August 16 of the same year it was authorized to start services, which actually started only in March, 1947. It had a fleet of Douglas DC-3 aircraft and operated from Rio de Janeiro to locations in the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso. In 1949 Viabras started an operational agreement with Transportes Aéreos Nacional, which purchased the airline in 1953.[1]

Destinations[edit]

In 1949 Viabras served the following cities:[2]

Fleet[edit]

Viabras Fleet[3]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Douglas DC-3/C-47 4 1947–1953

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 355. 
  2. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 299. 
  3. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 300. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PP-ANH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Palmeiras de Goiás". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 118–125. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2.