NOTE – MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Explanation about the study of the independent consults in regard to the Brazilian Civil Aviation.
The Ministry of Defence has asked to the Brazilian Development Bank (National Bank of Economical and Social Development (BNDES)), the realization of studies in regard to the Brazilian Civil Aviation, with the objective to obtain an independent view of the sector, including a diagnosis and possible recommendations taking into account the international experience.
The instrument used by the BNDES, the Structural Project Fund of the BNDES (FEP), has the aim to contribute to the formulation of public policies and to help the realization of structural investments. Its resources are aimed at financing scientific researches, analyses of projects and viability studies.
As result of this hiring, McKinsey is the conclusion phase of the “Sectoral Study of the Brazilian Air Transport”, which is about to become public as “an independent assessment that brings a diagnostic of the sector, as well as recommendations for the time horizons of 2014, 2020 and 2030”
This report, once formally concluded, will be transferred officially to the Civil Aviation stakeholders, so that they can make their own analyses. And then they can send in their own analyses to the Ministry of Defence.
As it is normal in this type of independent studies, the final report will contain exclusively the content which is of the responsibility of the authors, but not necessarily the opinion of the contractors.
The consulting company had total liberty to express its points of view, and it was not permitted that previous governmental decisions in regard to certain subjects were creating an obstacle for the free conduct of the studies.
For instance for the specific case of Air Traffic Control, the Ministry of Defence had already rejected all actions that aimed at transfering to a civilian entity the work which is currently undertaken with great competence by the Department of the Airspace Control (DECEA) of the Aeronautical Command.
Nevertheless, any eventual recommendations of diverging view to this subject, which could eventually be part of the final report, would be the opinions of the consultants, without any practical effect on the actions undertaken by the Ministry of Defence.
In this way, the Ministry of Defence has no engagement to agree with the diagnosis, or the recommendations on the others points of this document.
But considers it important, for the decision taking process – for the current and for the future Governments – to take note of the different specialist views about the direction the civil aviation is taking, being it in Brazil, as well as in the whole world.