The order purpose is to fulfill the fleet plan already annnouced
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – We announced today the order of 20 brand-new Airbus A320 family aircrafts and five A350-900, thus increasing the total number of orders for Airbus aircraft to 176 – including 134 aircrafts of A320 family, 15 A330-200 and 27 A350 XWB. The memorandum of understanding was signed during the ILA Air Show, in Berlin, Germany.
The new A350-900 aircrafts shall have Rolls Royce engines. We will also select the engines for 20 brand-new A 320 family aircrafts. Currently the airline operates with A320 family aircraft fleet with CFM and IAE engines.
The new aircraft order for A320 family replaces the aircrafts in the same family operating in TAM network, which comprises the commitment in maintaining a low average age for the aircraft fleet according to the fleet plan already annouced. The A320 and A350 XWB family aircrafts shall operate in the routes existing in the company´s network. In respect to the 20 orders from A 320 (A319, A320 and A321) family, ten shall be delivered in 2014 and the remaining ten in 2015.
„We ensure the young fleet with such order and we could offer the state-of-arts in world aviation to the customer. Moreover, we maintain our strategy with the monofleet operation in the domestic main route market“, says Líbano Barroso, TAM Linhas Aéreas President.
„The recent order made by TAM shows an impressive confidence vote in Airbus. We are proud in contributing to the success of TAM business, by offering the sole aisle aircrafts in A320 family, which are a worldwide reference as well as the new and efficient A350 XWB“, said Tom Enders, Airbus president and CEO.
In addition to such order, we have firm orders for 44 sole aisle aircrafts of A320 family for future delivery as well as three A330-200 and 22 A350 XWB, in the total portfolio of 94 Airbus aircrafts (including today´s order).
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