LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11319 posts, RR: 60 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 4286 times:
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Really amazing, and they will receive more planes also from Airbus. TAM keep a lot of domestic routes authorized and still waiting for planes like BEL-GRU-BEL, POA-GIG-POA, CWB-GIG-CWB, CPQ-GIG-CPQ, CGH-GIG-REC, POA-FLN-GIG-FLN-POA.
Also they have plans to replace all their F100 fleet by the first quarter of 2008.
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Fokker70NG From Netherlands, joined Nov 2005, 234 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4035 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 8): Does this mean that KL can finally get more F100's, or do they look more for the F70's?
Probably not, KL is not very keen on acquiring ex-TAM F100's.. The PH-LMV was ex-TAM but that wasn't really a 'successful experiment'. PH-LMV left the fleet after only a few weeks and is now flying somewhere in Canada.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein
Hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3985 times:
Quoting Fokker70NG (Reply 10): The PH-LMV was ex-TAM but that wasn't really a 'successful experiment'. PH-LMV left the fleet after only a few weeks and is now flying somewhere in Canada.
Indeed, F100's are certainly NOT a sucessful experience in TAM's fleet. No need to mention facts. Anyway, they are all ageing and I'm sure that an airline of the status of TAM needs a better product such as the A319/A320 it has been using to replace the F100s.