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Name: BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
7JetSet7 Code: BRF
Status: Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: RIO DE JANEIRO
Country: BRAZIL
Employees 47
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Background
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AIR FORCE 707 TANKER TRANSPORTATION SQUADRON.

BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1822, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 8,511,965 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 165 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BRASILIA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS PORTUGESE.

AUGUST 1996: BOUGHT 707-320B FROM PLUNA (PLU). NOW OF 5 707'S, 3 ARE
OPERATIONAL, AND 2 ARE IN VARIOUS STATES OF OVERHAUL.

OCTOBER 1997: BOEING (TBC) (STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT TEAM EVALUATED 4 707-300C'S AIRPLANES.

JUNE 1998: ACCDT: (BRF) EMBRAER EMB-110P1K (110434) CRASHED INTO HOUSE AT RECREIO = 3 CREW (FC) + PARACHUTIST FATALITIES.

AUGUST 2000: 1 CESSNA 208B GRAND CARAVAN (PT6A-114A) (0836, C98-2272).

January 2005: 2 ERJ-145ER's (027; 028), ex-Rio-Sul (ROS).

February 2005: ERJ-145ER (020), ex-Rio-Sul (ROS).

October 2013: Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer (RMB) has awarded Thales (THL) a contract to supply Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders for the upgrade of A1M fighters and E-99 (AEW) surveillance airplanes in service with the Brazilian Air Force (BRF). A total of 48 airplanes will be retrofitted with the new (IFF) transponders.

Thales (THL)will supply its TSC 2030 and TSC 2050 transponders, which are part of the company’s BlueGate range of (IFF) products and provide a digital identification capability in line with (NATO)’s (MKXA) standard. The airplanes equipped with the new (IFF) systems will be fully interoperable to overcome risks of friendly fire.

“This (IFF) retrofit program for the Brazilian Air Force (BRF) shows that Thales (THL)’s BlueGate (IFF) solutions are an excellent fit for upgrading existing airplanes,” said Jean-Michel Lagarde, (CEO) of Thales Communications & Security.

The panel mounted TSC 2030 transponders and the remote 2050 transponders rely on the latest technologies and meet all the most recent standards and regulations defined by (NATO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). They are designed to operate either in national secure cryptographic mode or in the secure identification modes used by (NATO) forces (Modes 4 and 5).

May 2014: To add a third 767-300ER tanker and options for another two, converted by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) Bedek division, with maintenance by (TAP) Brazil.

Fleet:
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September 2017:

1 707-320C (JT3D-3B) (739-20008, /69 FAB-2403), EX-(VAR), (BRZ) LSD.

4 707-320C (KC-137E TANKERS) (JT3D-3B) (679-19840, /68 2401; 702-19870, /68 2404; 712-19842, /68), VIP/TANKER.

2 737-2N3 (VC-96) (JT8D-17) (441-21165, /75 2115; 445-21166, /75 2116), VIP/MILITARY TRANSPORT.

3 +2 OPTIONS 767-300ER, CONVERSION BY (IAI) 2014-06. VIP/TANKER.

1 CESSNA 208B (PT6A-114A) (0836, C98-2272, 8/00), GRAND CARAVAN.

3 ERJ-145ER (020, 2/05; 027, 1/05; 028, 1/05), EX-(ROS).

Management:
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LT COLONEL ANTONIO DE M CONDE, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (6/00).

CAPTAIN ANDRE LUIZ BRANDAO, MAINTENANCE OFFICER (6/00).

LT KLINGER PIRES FERREIRA, QUALITY CONTROL & PLANNING OFFICER (6/00).

 
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