Brazils TAM Airlines Confirms Order for 25 Airbus

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 29 July 2010

Brazils TAM Airlines, Airbus biggest customer in the Southern Hemisphere, has signed a firm order for 25 Airbus aircraft, bringing the Brazilian airlines total Airbus order book to 176. This order for 20 A320 Family and 5 A350-900s follows the Memorandum of Understanding announced at the ILA Berlin Air Show in June.

TAMs new A320 Family aircraft will replace existing A320 Family aircraft as part of the airlines commitment to keep an average fleet age of six years. Both the A320 Family and A350 XWB fleet will serve the carriers existing routes.

As of today, TAM's total Airbus orders have increased to 134 A320 Family aircraft, 15 A330-200s and 27 A350 XWB. 65 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, two A330-200s and 27 A350 XWB are still in the backlog.

Today more than 370 Airbus aircraft are flying with 23 Latin American airline customers and operators, representing around 40% of the fleet in service. With TAM being the biggest customer, more than 500 Airbus aircraft have been sold in the region, which enjoys a record backlog of more than 200 aircraft.

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