Brazilian Air Force Go-to Guy Goes to Airports Council

 - January 20, 2023, 10:48 AM
Ex-Brazilian Air Force brigadier Ary Rodrigues Bertolino has joined the civilian ranks at Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean. (Photo: Brazilian Air Force Website)

The Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) is the next stop for Ary Rodrigues Bertolino, whose new role is manager of airport industry relations in Brazil and South America. In a nearly 40-year career at the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), Bertolino rose to the rank of brigadier and headed a number of high-complexity, high-profile efforts.

This includes preparing the country’s FAB-managed air traffic infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, as well as leading projects to improve air navigation in the country’s vast equatorial region and testing new technology such as remote air traffic control towers. Named to the Brazilian delegation to ICAO, he was Brazil’s unsuccessful candidate for ICAO secretary-general. He has also served in several regional airspace control associations.

“We are pleased to announce that ACI-LAC can count on a professional with broad and diverse experience in the aviation industry as brigadier Ary Bertolino. We believe he will contribute to strengthening our presence in Brazil…as well as throughout South America,” said ACI-LAC general director Rafael Echevarne.