Viação Aérea Santos Dumont (VASD) Photographs and Newspaper Article

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Viação Aérea Santos Dumont (VASD) was founded on January 18, 1944 and started service in February of 1945. The airlines fleet included two Consolidated PBY-5 Catalinas, and one Budd RB-1 Conestoga. The Catalinas flew northwards from Rio de Janeiro along the coastal route as far as Fortaleza, and the Budd flew southwards to Porto Alegre. The airline was absorbed by the Nacional Airline in April of 1952.