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Encyclopedia > TAM Airlines
TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A.
Type Public (Bovespa: TAMM4)
Founded 1976 (Airline)
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Key people Marco Antonio Bologna, President
Ruy Amparo, VP of Operations
Rolim Amaro Past president
Industry Transportation
Products Airline
Revenue image:green up.png3,426,845,000BRL (2004)
Website www.tam.com.br

TAM Linhas Aereas is an airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. It is a major Brazilian airline operating scheduled services from São Paulo to major points within Brazil, as well as international flights to neighbouring countries, to the USA and France. TAM Airlines corporate logo File links The following pages link to this file: TAM Linhas Aéreas Categories: Logos ... Sao Paulos stock market, the Bovespa Bovespa (Bolsa de Valores do Estado de São Paulo) State of Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Located in the heart of the biggest Brazilian city, São Paulo (city), the Bovespa is the largest stock exchange in Latin America. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... In business, revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... The real (plural reais) is the present monetary unit (currency) of Brazil. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ...

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History

TAM was founded on February 21, 1961. It was started by 5 former air-taxi pilots who came together to form their own company. At first, the company was named Transportes Aéreos Marília (Marília Air Transport) after the pilots' hometown of Marília, São Paulo. Over time, this acronym has evolved substantially. It began operations with 4 Cessna 180 and a single Cessna 170, ferrying cargo and passengers across Paraná, São Paulo and Mato Grosso states. At the time, fast agricultural expansion in an area with little if any infrastructure ensured ample demand for TAM's services. February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Marília Marília is a city located in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. ... The Cessna 180 is a general aviation light aircraft produced by the Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas. ... Cessna 170. ... Other meanings: Paraná, Argentina, Paraná River Paraná is one of the states of Brazil, located in the southern part of the country, bordering Paraguay and Argentina. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... Mato Grosso is one of the states of Brazil, located in the western part of the country. ...


In 1964, Orlando Ometto, owner of several agricultural ventures in the region, purchased a 50% stake in the company, with the intent to utilize its aircraft and pilots to support an agricultural expansion project of his own in central Brazil. With the new capital, TAM went on to purchase new aircraft. As the original pilot-owners left the company, Ometto purchased their share of the company, enventually owning 100% of the company. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1966 the company incorporated its first twin-engined aircraft models, including the Piper Aztec, Piper Navajo and the Rockwell Grand Commander. During this period, the company also relocated its offices from Marília to the state's capital, São Paulo. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Piper Aztec The Piper PA-23, named Apache and later Aztec, was the first twin-engine aircraft built by Piper Aircraft. ... The Aero Commander was a light twin-engined aircraft by Aero Design and Engineering Company part of Rockwell International. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ...


Rolim Amaro

In 1971, TAM's operations turned to the worse and Ometto found himself losing money. In his search for someone to turn TAM around, Ometto called Rolim Amaro, a former pilot of TAM who had left and eventually had formed his own air-taxi company. Amaro proposed to liquidate his own company and purchase a portion of TAM. While this did not constitute 50% of TAM's capital, he proposed to Ometto that if he was able to make TAM profitable within one year, he would be given the remaining portion of the 50%. In case he failed, he would receive nothing. In April, 1972, the contract between Amaro and Ometto was signed, giving Amaro operational control over the company. 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


At the end of 1972, Amaro sold TAM's entire fleet. At the same time, he personally travelled to Cessna's Wichita, Kansas facility and after two months of megotiations with the company, he returned to Brazil with 10 Cessna 402 aircraft. Within one year, Amaro managed to fulfill his promise and was accorded the 50% of TAM's capital as stated in his contract. The Wichita are a Native American tribe. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... The Cessna 402 is a 6 to 10 place light twin piston aircraft. ...


In 1974, TAM added two Lear Jets to its fleet. In exchange for one of these jets, 33% of the company's stock was given to the jet's owner, Tião Maia. The three-way split between Maia, Ometto and Amaro would remain until 1975, when Maia sold his share to Ometto. This substantially deteriorated the atmosphere between Amaro and Ometto. In 1976, after 9 months of negotiation for Ometto's 50%, Amaro wrote a check for $2 million, with the promise to pay it over a period of time. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Lear Jet was a company which produced business jets for civilian and military use. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Despite selling one of the jets and other assets, he was still unable to make the payments. For a period of time, Amaro went as far as cancelling insurance for his planes, in an attempt to reduce costs. The morning after insurance was reinstated, on September 24, 1977, one of TAM's Lear Jets crashed on approach to Santos Dumont Regional Airport. Despite no injuries, the aircraft was a total loss. However, with the cash from the Lear's insurance and the proceeds of the sale of a farm, Amaro concluded his purchase of TAM. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Santos Dumont Airport serves Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...


TAM Regional Airlines

In 1976, prior to Amaro's takeover, TAM had participated in a joint-venture with VASP (a state-owned airline) to create regional routes between São Paulo and Mato Grosso. The company, dubbed TAM Regional Airlines, flew EMB-110 Bandeirantes at first. These, however, proved grossly inadequate for the task at hand, and even at full capacity needed to be subsidized by the government in order to be profitable. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Viação Aérea São Paulo (VASP) is a Brazilian airline based in São Paulo. ... EMB110 Bandeirante The EMBRAER EMB 110 Bandeirante is a general purpose 15-19 twin-turboprop light transport aircraft suitable for militar and civil duties. ...


TAM went on to purchase three used Fokker F27 turboprops, which were then refurbished by Fokker in Holland. In order to obtain the import authorization for the aircraft, a deal was struck with the government where TAM was forced to maintain 3 Bandeirantes for every F27, as well as removing 5 seats from each one, bringing the F27's capacity down to 40 passengers. A fourth F27, previously owned by Air New Zealand, was incorporated in 1981. TAM would eventually come to own 10 F27s by 1983. The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Air New Zealand is a major scheduled passenger airline based in New Zealand. ...


By 1981, TAM had flown 1 million passengers, and that figure reached 2 million by 1984. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In August of 1986 the company, under financial stress, went public and began floating stock in the market. In 1986, an important development shaped the airline when it acquired rival VOTEC, earning access to areas in northern and central Brazil. The new acquisition would at first operate in conjunction with Brasil Central, but this plan was eventually dropped and TAM suffered yet another acronym change, to TAM Transportes Aéreos Meridionais. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1988, TAM flew its 3 millionth passenger. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fokker 100s

Despite TAM's success in the market, it was evident the airline would not last long when competing against airlines such as Varig and VASP which already possessed Boeing 737s in their fleet. Amaro then tried to buy VASP, about to be privatized, and called the project "Revolution". Having lost the bid, he opted for a slower growth with a gradual addition of new aircraft, re-dubbed "Evolution". 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Viação Aérea São Paulo (VASP) is a Brazilian airline based in São Paulo. ...


On September 15, 1989, TAM arranged for the acquisition of two Fokker 100 jets, which had originally been ordered by the now-bankrupt PanAm. Like the F27s before them, TAM did not actually purchase them, but utilized Amaro's credibility to arrange for a third-party asset management company, Guinness Peat Aviation to purchase them and subsequently lease them back to TAM. Two more were added in 1991. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fokker F100 of British Midland The Fokker F100 is a small twin-engine regional jet airliner and feederliner from the Fokker company. ... Pan American World Airways University of Texas-Pan American This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Guinness Peat Aviation was a company set up in 1975 by Dr. Tony Ryan to lease aircraft. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1992, TAM carried its eight millionth passenger. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By 1993, through the use of the Fokker 100 fleet which now numbered at 14, TAM was serving 56 cities in Brazil.


Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur

In 1994 Amaro also established a small airline in Paraguay , named ARPA, whose fleet had mostly consisted of Cessna 208 Caravans formerly of TAM. On September 1, 1996, Amaro purchased an 80% stake in Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas, the state-owned airline of Paraguay. Merged with ARPA, it was then turned into another TAM, Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur. The airline operates in close partnership with TAM in Brazil, and currently operates 7 Fokker 100 aircraft. Cessna 208B Grand Caravan factory demonstrator, with under-belly baggage locker, bearing the Cessna Caravan motto Sure Thing at the Canadian Aviation Expo, Oshawa, Ontario June 2004 2004 model Cessna 208B Grand Caravan at the Canadian Aviation Expo, Oshawa, Ontario June 2004 The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single turboprop... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Flying Abroad

TAM Airbus A330-200.
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TAM Airbus A330-200.

In 1996, TAM bought another air company, Helisul, which soon started using the trade name of TAM too, and in 1997, TAM ordered its first big jets, 45 planes from Airbus: 10 A330s, 4 A319s, and 34 A320s. TAM Airbus A330-223 (PT-MVE). ... TAM Airbus A330-223 (PT-MVE). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airbus S.A.S. is a commercial aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


In 1997, the Airbuses began to be delivered and the airline flew its first international service, from São Paulo to Miami International Airport. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami International Airport (IATA:MIA, ICAO:KMIA), is located in unincorporated Miami, Florida between the suburbs of Hialeah, Doral, Fontainbleau, and Miami Springs. ...


Two years later, in 1999, another milestone was reached by the airline, when services to Europe were inaugurated, through a code share service with Air France to Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing over 64,000 people. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: Aéroport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


In 2000 the airline was renamed TAM Linhas Aereas. Long running discussions to merge with Varig ended in 2004. The airline is owned by Amaro family (69%), Bank Garantia Funds (22%) and others (7%). It employs 6,309 staff. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Customer Service

The company is noted for its attention to customer service. One of TAM's characteristic is having the aircraft's captain and head purser stand next to the entrance of the aircraft while it is being boarded, greeting passengers. Prior to his death, Amaro often greeted passengers himself on early morning flights at Congonhas, before starting his workday. Congonhas Domestic Airport (IATA Airport Code: CGH), is São Paulos second airport, situated 8km from the city downtown. ...


Other

TAM currently also has made contracts with model airplane manufacturers like Schabak and Wooster, in an attempt to increase the company's visibility among international passengers. Aircraft modeling or aeromodelling is a hobby that has been popular since the 1930s. ... Schabak is a die-cast toy producer from Germany. ... This article is about the manufacturer of model airplanes. ...


Incidents and Accidents

In an incident on February 8, 1979, a Bandeirante crashed near the town of Agudos killing all 18 people aboard. This would mark the first accident with loss of life for TAM. February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Agudos is a Brazilian city located in the west-central part of the state of São Paulo. ...


A second Bandeirante would crash near Macaé in 1984, killing all 17 people aboard, in a crash generally credited to poor weather on approach. Macaé is a city in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 31, 1996, a Fokker 100 crashed shortly after take-off from Congonhas, striking an apartment building and several houses. All 90 passengers and three crewmember onboard died. Also killed were 8 people on the ground. The crash was attributed to a faulty thrust-reverser in the right engine deploying after take-off.


On July 9, 1997, a bomb was detonated in the rear of the passenger cabin of a Fokker 100. The resulting explosive decompression blew one passenger out of the aircraft. The plane landed safely despite a 10 by 5 foot hole next to the right engine.


On September 18, 2001, the right engine of a Fokker 100 broke up during flight over Belo Horizonte, sending shrapnel into the cabin and depressurizing it. One passenger died in the event. Belo Horizonte (a Portuguese name meaning beautiful horizon) is among the most important cities in Brazil. ...


On August 31, 2002, another Fokker 100 force-landed at a farm near Araçatuba after running out of fuel. The gear-down landing's only victim was a cow on the ground. No passengers were injured.


On the same day, another Fokker 100 made an emergency gear-up landing at Viracopos airport. Viracopos-Campinas International Airport is the international airport in Campinas, Brazil. ...


Shortly after the incidents of August 31, TAM announced its intention to immediately reduce its fleet of Fokker 100 and phase out the type completely within three years.


Services

TAM Linhas Aereas operates the following services (as of January 2005): 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

Many other destinations, such as Asunción, Chicago and Bordeaux are serviced through code-share agreements with airlines such as TAM Mercosur, American Airlines and Air France. Aracaju is the capital city of Sergipe State in Brazil and is located in the northeastern part of the country about 350km north of Salvador. ... This article is about the city in Brazil. ... Belo Horizonte (a Portuguese name meaning beautiful horizon) is among the most important cities in Brazil. ... Brasília from space, November 1990 Niemeyers Cathedral Brasília is the capital city of Brazil. ... Campinas is a city and county (município) located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. ... Campo Grande State Mato Grosso do Sul Area: 8118 km² Population: 705 975 (Estimate: 07/2003) Height: 532 m above sea level Postcode (CEP): 79000-000 Geographic location: 21° 34 South 54º 54 West Address of the local government: Prefeitura Municipal de Campo Grande Av. ... 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Fleet

The TAM Linhas Aereas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of June 2005):

Proposed TAM Airbus A350.
Proposed TAM Airbus A350.

On June 16 2005, TAM announced the purchase of 20 additional A320 aircraft, plus an additional 20 options to buy aircraft of the same family. These are expected to be delivered between 2007 and 2010, adding to the already scheduled delivery of 10 A320s between August 2005 and 2008. The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. ... Fokker F100 of British Midland The Fokker F100 is a small twin-engine regional jet airliner and feederliner from the Fokker company. ... Computer rendition of the future Airbus A350 in TAM colors. ... Computer rendition of the future Airbus A350 in TAM colors. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 is a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the same time, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus stating their intent to buy 8 of the new Airbus A350 (plus 7 options), to be delivered by 2012. These are expected to replace the A330 in the Paris and Miami routes as they become available. Airbus A350-900 concept The Airbus A350 is a projected airliner, a revised version of the A330-200, intended to increase range and decrease operating costs. ... 2012 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • TAM Linhas Aereas
  • TAM Airbus Fleet Detail
  • TAM Passenger Opinions

References

  • Guaracy, Thales (2003) . O Sonho Brasileiro. São Paulo : A Girafa.


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