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Provisional measure to simplify aviation is ready

The government plans to send to the National Congress, in the coming weeks, a provisional measure with amendments to the Brazilian Aeronautical Code (CBA, in Portuguese) and the law creating Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC, also in Portuguese). Rather than reforming the legislation, the initiative is treated as a “regulatory housecleaning”. “The idea of ​​the PM is to simplify, reduce bureaucracy, correct distortions”, says the agency’s president, Juliano Noman. The amount of inspection fees charged in civil aviation, defined by the ANAC Law (11,182 from 2005), should drop from the current 342 to just 25. As for airlines, they will no longer be considered concessionaires of a public service, as established today by the CBA (7,565 from 1986), and will be free of a concession contract as a prerequisite of the operations. The Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Freitas, signed the PM on 04/23, and it was included in the government’s electronic system. It is now pending review by the Civil Affairs sub-chief of legal affairs, which forwards the text to President Jair Bolsonaro. When sent to the National Congress, it has 60 days (extendable for the same period only once) to be voted on or loses validity. According to Noman, the request of the authorities of the sector was to send the text as PM – and not as a bill – precisely to improve the business environment in civil aviation in an attempt to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery. “The resumption will be crucial for the sustainability of the airline industry. It can be faster or slower. Considering the damage of the pandemic, it was very urgent”. – https://valor.globo.com/brasil/noticia/2021/04/26/medida-provisoria-para-simplificar-aviacao-esta-pronta.ghtml