Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is to be all set for 2016 Olympic Games

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Brazil to privatize Rio airport to prepare for 2016 Olympics

11:05 04/10/2009 The international airport in Brazil’s largest city, Rio de Janeiro, which won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, will be privatized and modernized to prepare for the Olympics, the authorities said.>>

It is the first time a South American city has been awarded the Olympic Games organization. As the Rio airport is located on the Governador Island, the enhancement works might put the Galeo Brazilian Air Force station to some temporary inconvenience.

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USAF officials begin search for new tanker

Today, the department is announcing its acquisition strategy for a replacement aerial refueling tanker fleet for the aging KC-135 and KC-10 fleet, said William J. Lynn, deputy secretary of defense. He termed the search to be a « best value » competition, not one based solely on cost.

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