Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attempted to assure a shaken nation Friday night that its air traffic system is safe despite two crashes in less than 11 months that combined to kill more than 340 people, insisting in a televised address that "our aviation system is compatible with all the international standards." Extensive flight delays and cancellations resulting from ongoing ATC problems also have frustrated airlines and passengers in Brazil (ATWOnline, June 26), where ...

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