Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Helping to Modernize Brazil’s Air Force

Global innovation set the stage for the 21st century
by Conrad W.

In the mid-1960s, Brazil’s Air Force purchased five C-130s. Never having had to deal with an aircraft of this size or complexity, they asked for help in creating a spare parts supply control system. Our IT staff was happy to comply and designed a system that would run on the computers available in Brazil at that time.
I was selected to program and install the system. My family and I spent seven years in Rio maintaining and expanding the system.
The Brazilians liked the system so well that they eventually included all types of aircraft that they flew.
It was an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the beginning of the modernization of the Forca Aerea do Brazil.