TAM fleet gets Airbus boost

TAM has incorporated a new Airbus A320 aircraft into its
operational fleet, the 6th aircraft received this year by the
company.The
total fleet reaches 99 aircraft, of which 78 are Airbus models—15 A319,
53 A320, and 10 A330. The Company also operates 19 F-100 and 2 MD-11. TAM
expects its fleet to have 109 airplanes by the end of 2007.

With this new aircraft the company strengthens its policy of operating
a newer fleet, providing passengers with more comfort. According to a
specialized magazine, TAM’s fleet is the newest in Brazil with average age
of 7.1 years, compared to 11.2 in the sector.
  The aircraft is part of contracts that still foresee the acquisition of
60 Airbus aircraft to be delivered by 2010. The contracts include the
option of an additional 20 aircraft. The company also announced the
acquisition of four new Boeing 777-300ER and four more options, with
deliveries by 2008. TAM’s strategic plan foresees an operational fleet of
132 Airbus aircraft by the end of 2010.
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