TAP Maintenance and Engineering

Minor Checks at TAP M&E Brasil

Rio de Janeiro, December  09, 2013 – Just eight months after implementation, the “Minor Checks” program has become another success for TAP M&E Brasil. The Company, which originally launched the program in order to perform quick services, such as troubleshooting, LRU´s Replacement, A and B Checks, as well as other quick interventions, has already served more than 300 aircraft from Brazilian airline companies, thus consolidating even more its MRO leadership position in Latin America.

The services are performed on our facilities in Rio de Janeiro (Galeão Airport - GIG) and Porto Alegre (Salgado Filho Airport - POA) and, since there is no need to use the hangars, there is more flexibility to support short term requests and offer services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, for all aircraft models of Airbus, ATR, Boeing, and Embraer. Presently each base can handle up to four aircraft per day.

The project, which is coordinated by Aloísio Blas (Rio de Janeiro) and Roberto da Rosa (Porto Alegre), had heavy demands during these first months. The next phase is to implement Minor Checks for international airline companies by the end of this year.

The Minor Checks program represents more than 7% of the total revenues of TAP M&E Brasil, thus exceeding all the original projections. The Company is also qualified to perform heavy checks on wide and narrow body aircraft, and offers a capability list of more than 11,000 aeronautical components. General overhaul of interiors, ageing aircraft programs, engineering projects like systems installations and aircraft modifications, logistics services as well as specialized Non-Destructive Tests (X-Ray, Eddy Current, FPI, MPI, Thermography, and Ultrasound) are some of the additional services available. Calibration, Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratories are available to support the services offered.