September 29, 2006 - All 154 people on board a Boeing 737-800 owned by Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes are killed when it crashes in the Amazon after colliding with a corporate jet.
November 1 - Air traffic controllers stage work "slowdowns", saying they were unduly blamed for putting the two jets on a collision course and to protest against strenuous labour conditions and low salaries.
December 22 - Brazil's government orders air force transport jets to ferry civilians after TAM Linhas Aereas abruptly grounds six aeroplanes during peak travel season.
February 8, 2007 - Brazil's airport authority says it will overhaul the main runway at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport, the country's busiest, because of fears some aircraft could skid off its short landing strips.
March 30 - The airport authority suspends all departures across the country after about 100 air traffic controllers walk off the job over working conditions and safety concerns.
June 25 - President Lula says order has been restored after the government sacked 14 air traffic controllers.