Mon, Aug 18, 2008
Airline's First Purchase Of A New Boeing Plane
The first of eight Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners
ordered by TAM Airlines, Brazil's largest airline, left Paine Field
for Sao Paulo Sunday.
TAM is the first Latin American airline to operate the
777-300ER, the world's largest, long-range, twin-engine jetliner,
powered by General Electric's GE-90 Series engines. The delivery
also marks TAM's first acquisition of a new Boeing airplane.
The airline plans to operate its 777-300ERs on international
flights within South America and connecting South America with
Europe and North America.
"The 777-300ER will provide TAM with the lowest fuel consumption
and operating costs available for airplanes in this class," said
John Wojick, vice president sales, Latin America and the Caribbean,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Advanced avionics of the Electronic
Flight Bag, will further improve TAM's operating economics and
The airline's new 777s feature the Boeing Class 3 Electronic
Flight Bag (EFB), a hardware and electronic data package used by
pilots that replaces traditional flight manuals and provides
operational and safety benefits. TAM is the first South American
carrier to incorporate a Class 3 EFB, which is fully integrated
into a commercial airplane's avionics. The EFB features an Onboard
Performance Tool, using sophisticated calculations to help the
airline optimize its payload for airport and weather conditions and
applicable regulations and policies.
"These acquisitions reinforce our policy of operating a young
fleet that provides more passenger comfort in our quest for TAM
'Service Excellence.' The 777-300ER also supports TAM's two other
pillars of excellence upon which our company measures performance
-- 'Technical-Operational Excellence' and 'Excellence in
Management,'" said TAM CEO Captain David Barioni Neto.
The 777-300ER is capable of carrying 365 passengers up to 7,930
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