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TAP Air Portugal first A321LR is delivered

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet. The A321LR is the world’s most flexible and capable large single-aisle aircraft. Powered by CFM engines, TAP’s A321LR is configured with 171 seats (16 full flat Business, 48 Eco Premium and 107 Ecomomy seats). The combination of...

Portuguese Aeronautical WEB Academy (AWA) got ALSIM AL250 FNPT II Flight Simulator

Alsim announced the sale of an AL250 flight simulator to AWA, a flight training school located near Lisbon Airport, with headquarters in Prior Velho, Portugal. The simulator is due to be delivered in April 2019. The AWA Board of Directors explained why they chose Alsim: “We were looking for a state-of-the-art simulator with excellent reliability. So we became interested in...

TAG Aviation Announces Creation of Maintenance Control Centre in Portugal

TAG Aviation is creating a Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) at Lisbon/Cascais (LPCS) Aerodrome from June 2018. This will enhance TAG Aviation's current Mobile Repair Team (MRT) operations, with maintenance services support now available from eight locations throughout Europe. The MCC will simplify the centralised handling of all AOGs and MRT requests, with one Customer Services contact numb...

BAA Training presents a dual profession programme

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, launches a new training programme in cooperation with Atlantica, a private university with solid reputation in the educational industry in Portugal. The joint programme offers students an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and acquire Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL (A) frozen)...

OMNI PORTUGUESE FLIGHT SCHOOL TRUSTS IN ALSIM AGAIN AND CHOOSES ALX’S FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of an ALX SEP (Cessna 172) MEP (PA44) and Beech 200 to OMNI Aviation Group, one of the largest private Portuguese aviation groups, located in Portugal with branches in Brazil and Cape Verde. The OMNI Aviation Group offers expertise and know-how in almost every area of aviation: Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Maintenance, Training, Emergency M...

Cristiano Ronaldo to have airport named after him

Cristiano Ronaldo is to have an airport named after him on his native island of Madeira after Portugal's Euro 2016 success. The Real Madrid star already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel bearing his name in the island's capital city of Funchal, but will soon see the main airport rechristened the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport. Local governor Miguel Albuquerque confirmed th...

TAP Portugal confirmed as launch operator for A330neo with Airspace by Airbus cabin

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2016 – TAP Portugal has signed an agreement with Airbus to be the first operator of the new A330neo airliner and therefore also become the launching carrier to fly the Airspace by Airbus cabin brand in the A330neo. In 2015, the airline placed a large fleet renewal contract with Airbus which included an order for 14 A330-900neos. Passengers will soon be...

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP Airline for $2.1 Million

The Associated Press. The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million). Speaking after a signing ceremony Saturday, Humberto Pedrosa, who heads the Atlantic Gateway consortium that held 61 percent of the airline, said the deal would leave it holding a 45 percent stake in TAP, with the remainder o...

Passengers Evacuated After Bomb Threat On TAP Flight

A bomb threat on a plane preparing to leave Faro airport in Portugal's southern region of Algarve for Lisbon forced the evacuation of 38 passengers early on Tuesday, a spokesman for TAP said. "There was a bomb threat and the plane was handed over to the authorities for inspection. The passengers have been removed," he said, declining to provide details on how the threat had been d...

TAP takes delivery of two new A330’s to leverage its expansion in North America

TAP will phase in two new A330-200 long haul aircraft until next June in order to leverage its plan to expand services in the United States, a market where the company will vigorously promote Portugal as an excellent tourism destination and Lisbon as the prime gateway into Europe for North American travellers. To achieve such target, TAP will soon launch promotional campaigns and...

TAP launches 'Porto - Lisbon Shuttle

• TAP EXPRESS will operate a new fleet of 8 ATR 72 and 9 Embraer 190 aircraft and increase capacity by 47% • More comfortable and ‘silent’ fleet, with 40% lower fuel consumption per passenger • New fleet evaluated in 400 million EUR • New Porto-Lisbon shuttle with flights every hour and prices starting at € 39 EUR  &b...

Aero Vip resumes North-South Portuguese PSO route

Aero Vip has resumed domestic North-South domestic Portuguese PSO flights following a near four year-long hiatus. The carrier secured a EUR7.15 million (USD7.79 million) three-year contract from the Portuguese government to operate daily Braganca-Vila Real-Viseu-Cascais-Portimão return flights late last year. Service, which began on December 23, is on-board Aero Vip's fleet of Do228s...