SAO PAULO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low cost and low fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces that as of January 2010, its aircraft will be equipped with sensors to enable the use of the GPS Landing System, an innovative landing and takeoff system, as well as Vertical Situation Display, a sophisticated tool for determining the aircraft's position in relation to the ground.
The GPS Landing System enables, with more accuracy and safety, the plotting of curved segments in a single procedure, thereby permitting continuous ascent or descent.
"This type of navigation reduces fuel consumption and the emission of environmentally harmful gases by up to 15% in these flight stages," declared GOL's Technical Vice-President Fernando Rockert de Magalhaes. "We are anticipating a global trend which will become the dominant technology in the near future. The GPS Landing System reduces fuel consumption and the emission of environmentally harmful gases."
GOL's aircraft will also be equipped with Vertical Situation Display, which will allow pilots to accurately identify, from the cockpit, information on ground relief and obstacles. This equipment further enhances safety, by providing an additional tool for monitoring the position of the aircraft in relation to the ground.
It also permits more efficient landing planning, reducing landing component wear and tear and, consequently, future maintenance expenses.
About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 800 daily flights to 49 destinations that connect all the important cities in Brazil and ten major destinations in South America and Caribbean. The Company operates a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, the safest and most comfortable of its class, with high aircraft utilization and efficiency levels. Fully committed to seeking innovative solutions through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Company - via its GOL, VARIG, GOLLOG, SMILES and VOE FACIL brands - offers its clients easy payment facilities, a wide range of complementary services and the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of GOL. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of GOL's management concerning the future of the business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Brazilian economy and the industry, among other factors and risks disclosed in GOL's filed disclosure documents and are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice.
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