The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the air branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and one of the three national uniformed services. The FAB was formed when the Army and Navy air branch were merged into a single military force initially called "National Air Forces". Both air branches transferred their equipment, installations and personnel to the new force.
According to the Flight International (Flightglobal.com) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Brazilian Air Force has an active strength of 70,710 military personnel and operates around 660 manned aircraft.
... The main Presidential aircraft used by the Brazilian Government is a modified Airbus A319, designated by the Brazilian Air Force as VC-1A and officially christened as the "Santos-Dumo ... the President of Brazil it uses the callsign Força Aérea 01 (Brazilian Air Force One), ICAO code BRS01 ... The Special Transport Group (GTE) of the Brazilian Air Force is responsible for transporting the President, the Vice-President and senior ministers of the Brazilian Government ...
... Acauã VANT UAV of the Brazilian Air Force ... Arara M1 UAV/target of AGX/Aeroalcool for the Brazilian Army ... Arara T1 UAV/target of AGX/Aeroalcool for the Brazilian Navy ...
... registration PP-AVZ, en route from Vitória da Conquista to Salvador da Bahia disintegrated on air, while flying over Itacaré, near Ilhéus. 11 July 1952 a Brazilian Air Force Douglas C-47A-35-DL registration FAB-2048 flying from Salvador da Bahia to Rio de Janeiro crashed following an engine fire. 1 March 1959 a Brazilian Air Force Douglas C-47A-85-DL registration FAB-2060 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador da Bahia crashed en route killing all 18 occupants ...
... Brazilian Air Force One is the Brazilian Air Force call sign of the aircraft carrying the President of Brazil ... On international flights the aircraft uses the Brazilian Air Force ICAO code BRS01 and callsign Brazilian Air Force 01 ... The Special Transport Group (GTE) is the unit of the Brazilian Air Force responsible for transporting the President, Vice-President and other senior government officials ...
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