Brazil ANAC

Government Body
Country/Territory: Brazil


ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) is the Brazilian agency responsible for the regulation and the safety oversight of civil aviation. Established in Mar-2006, ANAC incorporated the staff, the structure and the functions of the Air Force’s Civil Aviation Department (DAC), the former civil aviation authority. Constituted as a special autarchy with status of regulatory agency, ANAC has a five member board (five directors, one of them being the president), all of them nominated by the President of Brazil and approved by the Senate, with a mandate of up to 5 years. Each director is in charge of one or more areas, as indicated:

The agency is subordinated to the President of Brazil and is linked, operationally and budgetarily, to the Ministry of Defense. ANAC’s headquarters is in Brasília and there are also seven regional offices in the country: Belém, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Brasília and Manaus.

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