Air traffic control still causing disruption in Brazil

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Recent radar outages at Sao Paulo Congohas Airport, the busiest in Brazil and South America, resulting in the cancellation of more than 50 flights and delays to 20 others, have highlighted the fragile nature of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) sector, and the underinvestment in Brazilian aviation as a whole. Caused by power blackouts, and the failure of backup systems, the failure follows the blackouts that affected the country in 2006.

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