832.796/247: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil (Burdett) to the Secretary of State

566. Embassy’s 557, October 31, noon. The Director of Civil Aeronautics informed the Embassy today that Condor’s request for an [Page 666]extension on the ruling excluding foreign born pilots was definitively turned down on November 1. The Condor representative called on him Saturday and stated that Condor would have to suspend various schedules. The Director was firm and told the representative to inform the Department of Civil Aeronautics officially in writing to this effect. Up to the present Condor has not taken this action and has been continuing its usual schedules exclusively with native born Brazilian pilots. The Director states that his Department is closely checking Condor on this point and that he is also ascertaining whether these pilots are being worked excessively.