Sérgio Santana looks at one of the most significant restruc tures in Brazilian Air Force history.
FORCE REPORT Brazilian Air Force
THE STANDING up of Ala 7 (7 Wing) in Boa Vista on March 3, to replace Base Aérea de Boa Vista (Boa Vista Air Base), was the latest phase of the largest restructuring yet to affect the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB, Brazilian Air Force). The new unit is located at the same base as the previous formation, but the effects of the change extend beyond nomenclature. The changes are the result of the recent findings of a fourphase study launched in 2015, which envisaged a FAB capable of operating effectively in a scenario where financial and human resources were scarce. The study also took international uncertainties into account.