Rio de Janeiro, January 31, 2012 – TAP M&E Brazil has increasingly established itself as Latin America’s MRO leader. In December 9, 2011 after obtaining ANAC, FAA and TCCA certifications, TAP M&E Brazil delivered the 1st A-330-200 aircraft, right on schedule, at Porto Alegre Base, having successfully completed the first C1/C2-Checks performed on an aircraft operated by the Canadian charter company Air Transat.
TAP M&E Brazil has a long technical and commercial relationship with Air Transat due to its technical competence, as well as being the only MRO in Latin America that has the capacity to simultaneously perform inspections on up to five widebody aircrafts.
The length of each ferry flight from Montreal to Porto Alegre was approximately ten hours and thirty minutes.
At Rio de Janeiro Base, TAP M&E Brazil is able to simultaneously work on four widebody aircrafts of all Airbus and Boeing models that operate in Latin America. Given the growing demand for widebody aircraft maintenance and in order to make domestic and international costumer services more flexible, Porto Alegre will now frequently receive for overhauls these aircraft types. John Daccoulis, Air Transat’s Senior Technical Vice President, pointed out that the aircraft was delivered exactly on time, which highlights the proactivity and efficiency of the group, the agile customs release and the team’s overall technical capacity.
According to Nestor Koch, President & CEO of TAP M&E BRAZIL, “Our capacity to handle these aircrafts at both the Company’s Bases consolidates the strategic objectives of expanding the availability and flexibility of slots for large companies. Better serving the constantly growing client base of Airbus and Boeing widebody aircraft’s operators.”