Brazil airspace changes for Olympics

By Declan Selleck


A number of airspace changes, and specific procedures for aircrew and ATC, have been created for Brazil in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games, which start on 05AUG.

Big chunks of prohibited and restricted airspace will take effect in BELO HORIZONTE, BRASÍLIA, MANAUS, RIO DE JANEIRO, SALVADOR, and SÃO PAULO – the focus cities for the games.

The current instrument departure and arrival procedures are not going to be suspended and/or canceled, despite the restrictions imposed by the activation of these areas.

Special departure and arrival procedures have been designed for SBSP, SBGR, SBGL, and SBRJ.

Airports affected will be slot controlled for the Olympics from 19JUL until 23SEP –  these are SBBH, SBBR, SBCF, SBGL, SBGR, SBKP, SBRJ, and SBSP. Slots can be arranged directly by operators at the CGNA homepage.

That’s the skinny. If you need the full details, read the 122 page AIC 07/16.



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Declan Selleck

Declan Selleck

Declan is a Flight Service Specialist with OPSGROUP.

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