TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil receives FAA certification for heavy maintenance on Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft03/08/2009
TAP Maintenance and Engineering Brazil, which continues to be
the leader in South America in aircraft and component maintenance,
has just been certified by the FAA (Federal Aviation
Administration), in the United States, to perform heavy maintenance
on Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The company is also certified by
the FAA for the A300-B4, A300-600, and A310 models.
As a member of the Airbus MRO Network (companies authorized by Airbus to perform maintenance on its aircraft), since December 2008, as an affiliate of TAP Maintenance and Engineering, TAP M&E Brazil was already certified by Brazil's ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) and by Canada's TCCA (Transport Canada Civil Aviation) for the same aircraft and, now, expands its business potential being capable for performing maintenance on airplanes registered in the United States.
TAP M&E Brazil is also certified by the FAA for several other airplane models and, once again, the company has met the rigorous standards imposed by this Agency, on operational processes, as well as facilities, logistics and tooling. Currently, TAP M&E Brazil is certified for the following fleet:
TAP Maintenance and Engineering has invested heavily to make its
facilities capable of handling the Airbus fleet, seeking technical
perfection, as well as synergy between the Portugal and Brazil
units. They are now fully integrated, with standardized operating
procedures among the three bases: one in Portugal (Lisbon) and two
in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre), plus a unique sales
"TAP M&E Brazil has definitively entered the Airbus maintenance market", comments the company's Senior Vice-President Brazil, Eng. Nestor Mauro Koch. "We are already certified for all of the widebody models of the Airbus family, and we are checking on the technical and economic feasibility of beginning services for the A320 family (narrowbody), thus completing all of the models made by Airbus".