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Encyclopedia > FAB 001
VC-1A "FAB 001"
FAB 001 at Brasília Air Force Base, 2006.
Type Presidential transport
Manufacturer Airbus
Introduced 2005-01-15
Status Active service
Primary user Brazilian Air Force
Produced 2004-2005
Number built 1
Unit cost R$156 million
Developed from Airbus A319

FAB 001 is the Brazilian Air Force call sign of the aircraft carrying the President of Brazil. Since 2005 the "Special Transport Group" of the Brazilian Air Force has in its fleet this specifically configured Airbus A319 tail number 2101 as the main presidential aircraft. On international flights the aircraft uses the Brazillian Air Force ICAO code as BRS01 and callsign BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE 01. Image File history File links FABunobsb. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 2006: // January 19 - Jet Airways announces its purchase of Air Sahara, creating the largest domestic airliner in India. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Airbus S.A.S. is the aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS N.V., a pan-European aerospace concern. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... ISO 4217 Code BRL User(s) Brazil Inflation 3. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... Brazilian Presidential Standard The first president of Brazil was Deodoro da Fonseca, who proclaimed the republic in a military coup detât against the Emperor Dom Pedro II. Since then, Brazil had six constitutions, two dictatorships and three democratic periods. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline designator. ...

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Cabin configuration and security

Officially named "Santos Dumont" it differs from standard A319 in features and security configuration. The cabin is divided into three separate sections. The first section (near the cockpit) is the presidential area of the aircraft, configured with a private office, a presidential suite, a meeting room and a security office. The middle section is configured with first-class seats reserved for authorities and senior staff. The rear section is configured with 20 business-class seats reserved for journalists and other passengers. The aircraft is also equipped with an Intensive Care Unit, three galleys and satellite communications. Santos-Dumont in his trademark Panama hat. ... Cabin may refer to: Cabin (housing), A small, roughly built house usually with a wood exterior and typically found in rural areas. ... A cockpit was a pit used for cockfighting, where owners would pit fighting birds against each other for the purpose of gambling. ... An intensive care unit An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Critical Care Unit (CCU) is a specialised facility in a hospital that provides intensive care medicine. ... The galley is the compartment of a ship, submarine, train or aircraft where food is cooked and prepared. ...


The aircraft was designed to serve as an airborne command post, allowing the president to fully conduct his duties from the air in the event of political instability or armed conflict. For that purpose, the plane is equipped with a number of military defense capabilities, such as anti-aircraft missile countermeasures and a Radar Warning Receiver. To guarantee the protection of classified and sensitive information, the aircraft is linked with the "SISCOMIS" (Brazilian Military Communications Satellite) which can be used to transfer data, image and voice between the aircraft and Brasília. A countermeasure is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent weapons from acquiring and/or destroying a target. ... Typically fitted to military aircraft, radar warning receivers (RWR) detect the radio emissions of radar systems, whether ground-based or on-board other aircraft. ... A typical classified document. ... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: Region Central-West State Distrito Federal Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Administrator Ricardo Hernane Pires Area  - City 5,802 km²  (2,240. ...


Specifications (VC-1A)

Data from Brazilian Air Force[1]

Interior cabin of the FAB 001 reserved for senior staff.

General characteristics

Performance

The President at Brasília Air Force Base. Two Aérospatiale Super Puma (VH-34) helicopters are used for presidential transport.

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Other aircraft

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. Along with the A319 ACJ, 21 other aircraft are part of the fleet:

The VIP fleet is stationed at Brasília Air Force Base (BABR). The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... Hong Kong Government Flying Service Eurocopter AS-332L2 Super Puma MkII The Eurocopter Super Puma (originally built by Aérospatiale) is a helicopter marketed for civil and military use. ... Embraer 145 of the Brazilian police (Photo: Lindomar Cruz /ABr) Embraer ERJ 135 American Eagle ERJ 140 British Airways Citiexpress (Now BA Connect) ERJ 145 in British Airways utopia livery Pathania Embraer ERJ 145 cockpit Régional ERJ145 operating for Air France bmi regional ERJ 145 The Embraer ERJ 145... Embraer 145 of the Brazilian police (Photo: Lindomar Cruz /ABr) Embraer ERJ 135 American Eagle ERJ 140 British Airways Citiexpress (Now BA Connect) ERJ 145 in British Airways utopia livery Pathania Embraer ERJ 145 cockpit Régional ERJ145 operating for Air France bmi regional ERJ 145 The Embraer ERJ 145... The Eurocopter Ecureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. ... ...


Former aircraft

Other aircraft used exclusively for transporting the President of Brazil:

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Notes

  1. ^ FAB 001 Technical Specs. FAB: Aeronaves. Retrieved on 2006-11-06.

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References

  • Associated Air Center awarded contract for completion of new ACJ for Brazilian Head of State (PDF). Piedmont Hawthorne (2004-04-12). Retrieved on 2006-09-07.
  • New Air Force One for President Lula. Mercopress. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  • Avião de US$ 57 milhões chega amanhã (Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.
  • FAB 001, O Avião Presidencial (Portuguese). Defesa BR. Retrieved on 2006-07-30.
  • Avião Presidencial faz parte do Sistema de Defesa Brasileiro (Portuguese) (PDF). Brazilian Air Force (2005-01-17). Retrieved on 2007-05-31.
  • Ficha técnica do ACJ-319 Santos-Dumont (Portuguese) (PDF). Brazilian Air Force (2005-01-28). Retrieved on 2007-05-31.
  • Recebimento da aeronave Presidencial (Portuguese) (PDF). Brazilian Air Force (2005-01-17). Retrieved on 2007-05-31.

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