With 270 planned projects included in the Logistics Investments Program (PIL) and an investment estimated at approximately R$ 7.3 billion, regional aviation will start playing an important role for the Brazilian Government in 2015.

During a recent interview, the Minister of the Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SAC), Mr. Eliseu Padilha, stated that the resources to the projects of regional aviation program will not fall short, once such projects may count on their own resources, regardless whether the resources are transferred by the Government or not. The National Fund for Civil Aviation (FNAC) may finance the program with resources from the concession fees paid by airports already implemented, as well as airport charges.

The minister also explained that, out of 270 projects, 229 are being currently implemented, and the bidding processes for such projects may start by the end of 2015. Since 2011, the Brazilian Government has been investing in national airports. From now on, the goal is to make sure that 96% of the population is located at least 100km away from an airport.

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