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Simple Flight Law is sanctioned and will guarantee modernization and more investments to Brazilian aviation

Simplification, more efficiency, more development, and lower costs for Brazilian aviation. These are some of the benefits that Law 14,368/2022, better known as the Simple Flight Law, enacted on June 15th by the Federal Government, will bring to the airline industry and the country. The new law also contributes to updating outdated rules in norms that govern Brazilian aviation towards best international practices. The sanction makes it possible for the services provided by aviation to be more efficient and less bureaucratic, thus providing a reduction in costs for the sector and for the administration. Among the many benefits of the project are the certification processes that are more adjusted to the needs of those regulated, in addition to the focus on delivering value to society with an increasingly inclusive, universal, efficient, and modern air transport. Among the main points, the law consolidates the understanding that air services are considered an economic activity of public interest, dispensing with several bureaucratic procedures for the operation of airlines in the country, which did not add safety to operations. In order to facilitate the expansion of air transport, we highlight the facilitation of the process for the operation of new airlines in Brazil, with the elimination of unnecessary authorizations and concessions. According to the director-president of Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC, in Portuguese), Juliano Noman, the initiative will allow the improvement of the business environment, the attraction of investments, and the reduction of costs for the sector and for the administration, essential in the process of resumption of Brazilian civil aviation in the post-pandemic scenario. An important advance of the Simple Flight Law was the updating of the Civil Aviation Inspection Fees (TFAC, also in Portuguese) table (https://www.gov.br/anac/pt-br/noticias/tfac), with the rationalization of values to be paid. This change brought greater proportionality to the fees, which will be paid according to the complexity of the service. The reduction in TFAC charges – from 342 to 25 triggering events – also promotes the elimination of barriers to new markets such as balloons, whose fee charged went from approximately BRL 900,000 to BRL 20,000. The notary fees were eliminated with the new table and the fee for enabling a simulator went from BRL 13,000 to BRL 150. With this measure, ANAC now has more regulatory power in relation to the creation and termination of airport fees for use of infrastructure paid for by airlines and passengers. It is now mandatory for airlines to inform the Agency of the prices charged, which will be communicated according to regulations, at the discretion of ANAC. The project also makes it possible to reduce the distortion between airport concessionaires, with the elimination of the collection of monthly contributions (approximately BRL 500 M annually) that burdened cargo and passenger transport activities. This measure makes it possible to reduce prices for the end user, contributing to the development of the airline industry. – https://www.gov.br/anac/pt-br/noticias/2022/lei-do-voo-simples-e-sancionada-e-vai-garantir-modernizacao-e-mais-investimentos-a-aviacao-brasileira