|Founded 27 September 2005|
The National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil in Portuguese), also known as ANAC, is the Brazilian civil aviation authority, created in 2006. It is headquartered in the Edifício Parque Cidade Corporate in Brasília.
A part of the Brazilian Secretariat of Civil Aviation, the agency raised from the former Department of Civil Aviation (DAC) and the Civil Aviation Certification Division (Aeronautical Technical Center - CTA), the Brazilian aircraft certification authority. In Brazil, ANAC is responsible for regulating safety and security matters related to civil aircraft and its components, personnel licensing, operations and aerodromes.
On March 16, 2010, ANAC announced that similar slot restrictions, particularly on peak hours will be implemented in 2010 at the following airports:Belo Horizonte/Confins-Pres. Tancredo Neves International Airport Brasília-Pres. Juscelino Kubitscheck International Airport (Implemented) Campinas-Viracopos Airport Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport Salvador-Dep. Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
On 27 November 2016, ANAC did not approve the flight plan proposed by the Bolivian company Lamia to transport The Chapeocoense Brazilian soccer team in a direct chartered flight from Brazil to Medellin. ANAC based its decision on the international aeronautical legislation, according to which a chartered flight must be operated by a company based either in the country of origin or the country of destiny of the flight intended. The soccer team reached Bolivia via a regular commercial flight, and then departed to Medellín from the Viru Viru Airport, in Bolivia, in a flight operated by Lamia. There was a crash with 71 dead and only 6 survivors.