National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil

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The National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil in Portuguese), also known as ANAC, is the Brazilian civil aviation authority, created in 2006. It is headquartered in the Edifício Parque Cidade Corporate in Brasília.[1]

A part of the Brazilian Secretariat of Civil Aviation, the agency raised from the former Department of Civil Aviation (DAC) and the Civil Aviation Certification Division (Aeronautical Technical Center - CTA), the Brazilian aircraft certification authority. In Brazil, ANAC is responsible for regulating safety and security matters related to civil aircraft and its components, personnel licensing, operations and aerodromes.


São Paulo-Congonhas Airport with 30 operations an hour
São Paulo/Guarulhos-Gov. Franco Montoro International Airport with 45 operations an hour.
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim Internanational Airport
Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport
Brasília-Pres. Juscelino Kubitscheck International Airport

On March 16, 2010, ANAC announced that similar slot restrictions, particularly on peak hours will be implemented in 2010 at the following airports:[2]

Belo Horizonte/Confins-Pres. Tancredo Neves International Airport
Brasília-Pres. Juscelino Kubitscheck International Airport (Implemented)
Campinas-Viracopos Airport
Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport
Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport
Salvador-Dep. Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
  • ANAC is responsible for approving the aircraft made by Embraer, top 3 among all the commercial jets manufacturers, after U.S.-based Boeing and France-based Airbus.


On 27 November 2016, ANAC did not approve the flight plan proposed by the Bolivian company Lamia to transport The Chapeocoense Brazilian soccer team in a direct chartered flight from Brazil to Medellin. ANAC based its decision on the international aeronautical legislation, according to which a chartered flight must be operated by a company based either in the country of origin or the country of destiny of the flight intended. The soccer team reached Bolivia via a regular commercial flight, and then departed to Medellín from the Viru Viru Airport, in Bolivia, in a flight operated by Lamia. There was a crash with 71 dead and only 6 survivors.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Retrieved on December 21, 2010. "Contact us Setor Comercial Sul - Quadra 09 - Lote C Edifício Parque Cidade Corporate - Torre A (1º ao 7º andar) Brasília – DF"
  2. ^ Komatsu, Alberto (16 March 2010). "ANAC vai por limite de pouso e decolagem em mais seis aeroportos" (in Portuguese). Valor Online. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 

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