Brazil World Cup 2014

BRAZIL INFORMATION

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population

Entry Documentation:

VISA:

• Visas are necessary for all crew who do not possess certificates issued by a national governing aviation entity (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile [DGAC]).

• Passenger visa requirements must be checked prior to operating to Brazil. Passenger visas cannot be obtained on arrival.

According to the FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, only pilots (Captain, F/O, PIC, Co-pilot) are considered as crew members.

The remaining crew, (ie. Flight Attendant, Flight Engineer & Dispatch) are considered as passengers. Brazilian Immigration do not recognize them as crew member.

• However, crew member (pilot) are dismissed to have Visa as long they have all their licenses updated (valid Crew ID and Crew license issued by CAA, valid and original medical certificates) and Passport with updated validity, in uniform and listed as crew on GENDEC.

• Flight Attendant, Flight Engineer & Dispatch will need Visa depending on nationality and they are allowed to stay NOT exceeding 90days.

• If a flight attendant, mechanic, dispatch doesn’t have a license issued by his country’s CAA – a Temporary Visa will be required (needs to be arranged prior to arrival in Brazil)
• Temporary Visa validity is tied up with the permit which is issued to the aircraft.
• All necessary requirements and procedure can be checked with Brazilian Embassy / Consulate for obtaining the appropriate Visa (Temporary Visa).

VISA ARE NEVER ISSUED UPON ARRIVAL. ALL CREW AND PASSENGERS NEEDING VISA NEED TO OBTAIN PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

TYPES VISA IN BRAZIL

PADIP – holders of Diplomatic passports
PASOP – hoders of Official or Service passports
VITEM II – Business Visa, for holders of ordinary passports
VITUR – Tourism Visa, for holders of ordinary passports

Brazil Visa – Countries Exempted from a Tourism or Business Visa
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, OSM Malta, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay ,Vatican

The following countries are exempted from Brazil tourist visas, but their citizens must apply for business visas:

Andorra, Bahamas, Barbados, Guatemala, Guyana, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Namibia, Panama, Venezuela (exempted for a stay of up to 60 days)

Crew Vaccination:
➢ Vaccination is not obligatory but only recommended by the north region.
Desinfection / Desinsection:
➢ Not required – But recomendable when the aircraft stayed for days in islands or remote wild natural regions.
Brazilina Permits:

Permit Processes:
There are two different types of permits for Brazil: Landing permits and Domestic Over flight permits.
1. Overflight permit (Avanac)
2. Landing permit (Anac communication)
Landing Permit :
➢ The landing permit is required for a single entry into the country. This permit needs to be requested in advance (prior to arrival), is obtained approximately two hours after arrival, and must be submitted with all appropriate documents. It’s recommended that the documentation below be submitted in advance in order to avoid any delays after arrival.

The following documents are required for landing permits:
• Pilot in Command (PIC) and Second in Command (SIC) first-class medical certificates
• PIC and SIC pilot licenses with specific aircraft authorization
• Airworthiness certificate
• Registration certificate
• Worldwide insurance (with worldwide coverage and third-party liability clause on behalf of the operator)
• Full operator and aircraft information
• Specific purpose of flight (to include the reason for traveling to the country)
• Full schedule

Domestic Over flight Permits :
➢ The Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) requires a domestic overflight permit when making internal legs in Brazil, regardless of the type of flight. A permit request, along with documents, must be submitted 48 business hours prior to operations to this country.

The following documents are required for domestic over flight permits:

• PIC and SIC first-class medical certificates
• PIC and SIC pilot licenses with specific aircraft authorization
• Airworthiness certificate
• Registration certificate
• Worldwide insurance (with worldwide coverage and third-party liability clause on behalf of the operator)
• Full operator and aircraft information
• Specific purpose of flight (to include the reason for traveling to the country)
• Full schedule

All operations to Brazil – including overflights and landings – require permits, and these permits can take up to 48 hours to obtain. Be aware that a Temporary Admission (TA) is required for foreign-registered aircraft in order to operate domestically within Brazil. To obtain a TA, you’ll need to provide:

• Aircraft registration and certificate of airworthiness
• Crew certificates showing type and medicals
• Aircraft insurance policy

Additional Requirements:
1. If the flight is operating as a charter (non-scheduled commercial), the following additional documents are needed:

• Operations specifications (D085 and B050)
• Aircraft operator certificate or air carrier certificate

2. Keep in mind that the most recent issuance of each document is required. If any of the documents need to be revised or corrected, an additional 48 working hours is required to process the permit.

3. For private non-revenue operators it’s recommended that a “customs letter” be carried onboard and available to provide to customs upon request. This “customs letter” must be on the company letterhead advising the passenger(s) relationship with the company, contain all passenger names and leg(s) they will be on, and signed by a high ranking representative of the operator such as the flight operations director or a board member of the company. Please contact your trip support team for a template of the “customs letter.”

WORLD CUP – BRAZIL IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELEASED BY BRAZILIAN AUTHORITIES:

Host Cities for World Cup 2014:

The host cities for the World Cup are Belo Horizonte (SBCF), Brasilia (SBBR), Cuiaba (SBCY), Curitiba (SBCT), Fortaleza (SBFZ), Manaus (SBEG), Natal (SBNT), Porto Alegre (SBPA), Rio de Janeiro (SBGL), Recife (SBRF), Salvador (SBSV), and Guarulhos, Sao Paulo (SBGR)

Flight Planning:
Always check NOTAMs for airspace closures or special requirements. While there are few airspace restrictions in Brazil, all flights between Brazil and Europe or Africa must use certain designated entry and exit gate points as published by NOTAM. Also, as noted on charts, there are some regions in Brazil with airspace restrictions, so prior planning is always required.
In remarks section 18 of the ICAO portion of the flight plan, you must include the landing permit number when the next destination is within Brazil, name of aircraft operator, previous departure airport, and receipt number from INFRAERO for landing fees that have been paid.
It’s important to note that all landing fees must be paid before a flight plan will be validated. Once a flight plan is validated, it takes 45 minutes to become active, and you may not depart before this time. Keep in mind that a flight plan is only valid for 45 minutes, and any delays must be notified within 30 minutes after the initial scheduled departure time. When delaying any flight plans multiple times, additional landing fees will be applied for any excess beyond which has already been paid. In order to avoid further delays with any additional need to re-file a flight plan, it’s recommended to pay for an additional one to two hours’ worth of landing fees upfront.
With the implementation of exclusion zones (red, yellow, and white) over specific airports and surrounding areas during matches that will take place, flying over this airspace may not be possible. Specific NOTAMs will be issued regarding airspace changes for flight planning purposes in these regions. For more information on these exclusion zones, please see Airport information.

Primary Airport Information:

SBCF/CNF
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 3000×45
Coordinates : S-19-37.5/W043-58.3
Elevation : 2715
Tower Frequency : 118.20
Clearance Frequency : 121.00
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.85
Approach* : ILS GPS VOR
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : JET
Slots Required : NO
PPR Required : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 39
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:02 / 21:04
Time Zone : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBGL / GIG
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 4000X45
Coordinates : S22-48.6/W043-15.0
Elevation (feet) : 28
Tower Frequency : 118.00
Clearance Frequency : 121.00
Ground Control Frequency : 121.65
ATIS Frequency : 127.60
Approach* : ILS VOR/DME
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 17
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC) : 08:59/21:01
Time Zone : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBRF / REC
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 3007X45
Coordinates : S08-07.6/W034-55.4
Elevation (feet) : 33
Tower Frequency : 118.35
Clearance Frequency : N/A
Ground Control Frequency : 121.85
ATIS Frequency : 127.65
Approach* : ILS VOR/DME
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required : NO
PPR Required : NO
Distance Downtown (km)* : 11
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 08:26/20:28
Time Zone : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBFZ / FOR
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 2545X45
Coordinates : S03-46.6/W038-32.9
Elevation (feet) : 82
Tower Frequency : 121.5
Clearance Frequency : 134.55
Ground Control Frequency : 121.95
ATIS Frequency : 127.70
Approach* : ILS GPS VOR
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 8
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 08:40/20:42
Time Zone : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBBR / BSB
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 3300X45
Coordinates : S15-52.2/W047-55.3
Elevation (feet) : 3479
Tower Frequency : 118.10
Clearance Frequency : 121.00
Ground Control Frequency : 121.80
ATIS Frequency : 127.80
Approach* : ILS/DME GPS
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available* : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : YES***
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (Km) : 16
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:17/21:20
Time Zone : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.
***Slot rules below

SBSP <> SBRJ
The SLOT in one negates the SLOT requirement for the other, In any situation

SBSP <> SBRJ
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBBR. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBBR does not negates the SLOT requirement in SBSP

SBSP <> SBCT
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBCT. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBCT does not negate the SLOT requirement in SBSP.

SBPA / POA
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 2280X42
Coordinates : S29-59.6/W051-1.3
Elevation (feet) : 11
Tower Frequency : 118.1
Clearance Frequency : N/A
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.85
Approach* : ILS GPS VOR
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available* : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 10
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:30/21:33
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBNT / NAT
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimension (meters) : 2600X45
Coordinates : S05-54.5/W035-15.0
Elevation (feet) : 169
Tower Frequency : 118.7
Clearance Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 132.65
Approach* : ILS GPS VOR
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 12:00/20:00
Fuel Available* : AVGAS/JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 6
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 08:27/20:29
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBCY / CGB
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 2300X45
Coordinates : S15-39.0/W056-07.1
Elevation (feet) : 617
Tower Frequency : 118.10
Clearance Frequency : 118.10
Ground Control Frequency : 121.9
ATIS Frequency : N/A
Approach* : ILS/DME GPS
Operation Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 8
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:50/21:53
Time Zone** : UTC-4

*Subject to change without prior notice.
**Subject to change due to daylight saving.

SBCT / CWB
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 2215X45
Coordinates : S25-31.9/W049-10.5
Elevation (feet) : 2989
Tower Frequency : 118.15
Clearance Frequency : N/A
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.80
Approach* : ILS GPS VOR
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : JET
Slots Required* : YES***
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 16
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice
**Subject to change due to daylight savings
***Slot rules below

SBSF < > SBRJ
The Slot in one negates the SLOT requirement for the other, in any situation.

SBSF < > SBBR
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBBR. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBBR does not negate the SLOT requirement in SBSP.

SBSP < > SBCT
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBCT. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBCT does not negate the SLOT requirement in SBSP.

SBGR / GRU
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 3700X45
Coordinates : S23-26.1/W046-28.4
Elevation (feet) : 2459
Tower Frequency : 118.40
Clearance Frequency : 121.00
Ground Control Frequency : 121.70
ATIS Frequency : 127.75
Approach* : ILS VOR/DME
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available* : JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : YES
Distance Downtown (km) : 16
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:12/21:14
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice
**Subject to change due to daylight savings

SBSP / CGH
Airport of Entry : NO
Runway dimensions (meters) : 1940X45
Coordinates : S23-37.6/W046-39.4
Elevation (feet) : 2631
Tower Frequency : 127.15
Clearance Frequency : 120.60
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.65
Approach* : VOR/DME NDB
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 08:00/02:00
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : N/A
Fuel Available* : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : YES***
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 10
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 09:12/21:15
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice
**Subject to change due to daylight savings
***Slot rules below

SBSP < > SBRJ
The Slot in one negates the SLOT requirement for the other, in any situation.

SBSP < > SBBR
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBBR. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBBR does not negate the SLOT requirement in SBSP.

SBSP < > SBCT
Obtaining a SLOT in SBSP negates the SLOT requirement in SBCT. On the other hand, obtaining a SLOT in SBCT does not negate the SLOT requirement in SBSP.

SBSV / SSA
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 3005X45
Coordinates : S12-54.5/W038-19.4
Elevation (feet) : 64
Tower Frequency : 118.30
Clearance Frequency : 121.10
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.75
Approach* : ILS VOR/DME
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigration
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Fuel Available : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 29
Sunrise/Sunset (UTC)* : 08:39/20:42
Time Zone** : UTC-3

*Subject to change without prior notice
**Subject to change due to daylight savings

SBEG / MAO
Airport of Entry : YES
Runway dimensions (meters) : 2700X45
Coordinates : S03-02.5/W060-03.0
Elevation (feet) : 264
Tower Frequency : 118.30
Clearance Frequency : N/A
Ground Control Frequency : 121.90
ATIS Frequency : 127.65
Approach* : ILS/DME GPS
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 24 Hours
Customs & Immigrations
Operating Hours (UTC)* : 05:01UTC @ 15:29UTC e
19:01UTC @ 00:00UTC
Fuel Available : AVGAS / JET
Slots Required* : NO
PPR Required* : NO
Distance Downtown (km) : 15
Sunrise/Sunset Hour (UTC)* : 10:06/22:08
Time Zone** : UTC-4

*Subject to change without prior notice
**Subject to change due to daylight savings

THE AIRSPACE WILL HAVE RESTRICTED AREAS ON THE DAY OF THE MATCH.

Red Zone:
All aircraft operations are prohibited, with the exception of public safety, military, SAR, ambulance aircraft and other aircraft involved in the operational activities, previously authorized by Authorities. This area corresponds to a lateral limit of a radius of approximately 4NM (7.4 km) from the center of the soccer stadium.

Yellow Zone:
Area with restricted flights, where only authorized aircraft, including aircraft involved in the events, aircraft carryin Heads of State and Government, Soccer Teams, VIP’s, Commercial Aircraft in existing regular operation, Non-Regular and aircraft authorized by the appropriate authority, previously authorized. This area corresponds to a lateral limit of radius of approximately 7NM (12.96km) from the center of the soccer stadium.

White Zone:
Areas with restricted flight previously coordinated with a valid flight plan. Recreational air activities are prohibited.

These restrictions will be effective according to the start of the Official Matches:

• World Cup Opening and Closure – about 03 hours before / 04 hours after
• Group Matches – about 1 hour before / 03 hours after
• Other Matches – about 1 hour before / 04 hours after

FLIGHT PLANS:
During that period it is necessary to file the flight plan at least 01:30 before the beginning of the exclusion zones and all the aircrafts must have transponder equipment.

SLOTS:
From June 10 to July 15 – slots will be necessary for the following airports:
SBGL, SBRJ, SBJR, SBGR, SBSP, SBKP, SBSJ, SBCF, SBBH, SBBR, SBGO, SBCY, SBCG, SBCT, SBBI, SBFL, SBPA, SBSV, SBRF, SBNT, SBFZ, SBSG and SBEG.

Airport Slot Information:

For each airport, slots will have a deviation of -5/+15 minutes. Limited slot tolerances will be given if a delay is caused by bad weather or airspace control only. For operators that miss a slot, it will likely lead to a fine, a diversion to an alternate (for arrivals), or both. If an aircraft misses a departure slot, it will not be allowed to depart until an opportunity slot becomes available. An opportunity slot will be a group of slots that were unassigned along with any slots that were cancelled from another operator for that day. If appropriate notice isn’t given when cancelling or missing airport slots, penalties will be applied and your domestic permit may be cancelled thus barring the aircraft from operating domestically within the country. Any airport slots that need to be revised, requests for such changes need to be sent a minimum of one-and-a-half hours prior to the approved slot. If you have an approved airport slot you won’t be permitted to keep it while applying for a revised slot, as you can’t possess two airport slots at the same time. It’s not recommended to revise airport slots, as availability is expected to be extremely limited. If an airport slot is not cancelled within the allowed time (one-and-a-half hours prior to approved slot), a penalty will be levied. For each airport there are exclusion zones that will secure the airspace during each match. For each day that a match will take place, the last possible arrival slot an operator may obtain will be 15 minutes prior to the appropriate exclusion zone.
Airport Slot Penalty Information:
ANAC has published the slot penalty information that will be enforced throughout the World Cup period. Below you will find an outline of infractions that may lead to a penalty:
1. If a confirmed slot is not used or cancelled within 24 hours of the confirmed slot time, fines will be imposed. The amount of the fine varies between $6,000 and $15,000 USD (depending on the infraction).
2. Arrival or departure without approved slots will lead to fines being imposed. The amount of the fine varies between $15,000 and $30,000 USD (depending on the infraction).
3. Operating outside of approved slot times (and deviations) will lead to fines. The amount of each fine varies between $12,000 and $20,000 USD (depending on the infraction).
After ANAC confirms that an international operator has been penalized, that operator may have their landing permit revoked and be requested to depart Brazilian territory in addition to any monetary fines.

Airport categorization for slot-coordinated airfields
Most airports designated to require slots during the World Cup have been categorized into Class A or B airports. This categorization determines if airport slots, a PPR, or both are needed for operations into the particular airfield. Class A airports require an arrival and departure slot, where Class B requires only an arrival slot and a PPR (the slots and PPRs are separate from any aircraft parking request). When traveling from a Class A to a Class B airport or vice versa, you will need the following pertaining to slots:
• Leg: Class A to Class B airport requires a departure slot from Class A and an arrival slot to Class B
• Leg: Class B to Class A airport requires an arrival slot to Class A

DROP-AND-GO TIPS:

Operator have the option to DROP, GO, and reposition within or outside Brazil. Choosing to do International arrivals/departures, with just one stop in Brazil, to drop off/pick up passengers and reposition outside the country, this will avoid the need to obtain a Domestic Permit for Brazil – if your drop-off point in Brazil is an Airport of Entry (AOE). Parking options outside Brazil include Maldonado (SULS), Montevideo (SUMU) and Asuncion (SGAS). These are all 24-hour AOE with full support services and ample hotel accommodation.

The above mentioned information are subject to changes according to Government guidelines and unexpected situations.