Throwback Thursday
A Transbrasil 727 in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Pedro Aragão [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Transbrasil

The Brazilian airline known initially as Sadia was founded in 1955 as the sister company to S/A Indústria e Comércio Concórdia. On March 16, 1956, their first aircraft, a DC-3, took to the skies under the name Sadia S/A - Transportes Aereos. It was founded by local entrepreneur Omar Fontana, who remained the owner for a significant portion of its history. In 1957, Sadia established a partnership with Real Transportes Aereos, which lasted until the carrier collapsed in 1961. The following year, Sadia…