U.S. and ANAC partner on airport security training in Brazil

Test kits for detecting prohibited items were donated to ANAC as an initial step of the program

Brasilia, March 29, 2022: Today, March 29, the United States Transportation Security Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) delivered a letter of understanding to provide airport security training in Brazil. The program supports ANAC’s new regulations to implement a robust testing program focused on prohibited item detection and that meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The ceremony took place in Brasilia and was attended by Tere Franceschi, the TSA Attaché in Brazil, and ANAC CEO Juliano Noman.

The training program, prepared specifically for the Brazilian civil aviation security sector, will bring TSA experts to the country and support training for agents from different aviation sectors. TSA also donated test kits for prohibited item detection, consisting of simulants of the most prevalent threats to commercial civil aviation, that will be used for these trainings and future tests conducted by ANAC and the Federal Police at Brazilian airports.

“The security partnership is a priority in our bilateral agenda with Brazil. Exchanging experience and expertise, in this and many other fields, further strengthens our partnership and ensures the protection of our travelers,” said TSA Attaché Tere Franceschi.

The intent of the program is to expand the good relationship and partnership with ANAC and the Federal Police, increase national and regional security, and ensure that international airports are prepared to respond in cases of unlawful activity.