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Clement Charpentreau
Portugal acquires Neeleman share in TAP Air Portugal

The Portuguese government reached an agreement with the private shareholders of the TAP airline. The state will increase its share in the company to save it from bankruptcy....


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EU approves €1.2 billion rescue for TAP Air Portugal

The European Commission has given the green light for a €1.2 billion rescue loan destined for Portuguese flag carrier, TAP Air Portugal. This comes amid troublesome times for the aviation industry a...


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TAP Air Portugal becomes first airline to use A330neo for cargo

TAP Air Portugal has operated the first ever cargo-only Airbus A330neo flight after one of its aircraft departed for China as part of the carrier's 'humanitarian mission'.The aircraft, which on 22 May...


Clement Charpentreau
Lufthansa negotiates stake in TAP Air Portugal

Lufthansa is reportedly engaged in negotiations to acquire a 45% stake in the airline TAP Air Portugal held by David Neeleman, its main private shareholder. To do so, the German carrier is said to have allied with United Airlines....


Clement Charpentreau
Pilot error and fatigue explain TAP ATR-72 “bouncing” incident

Portuguese authorities find pilot error and fatigue responsible for the incident, which saw ATR-72 bounced off the runway four times before coming to a stop at Lisbon airport....


Jason Shaw
Two more A330-900neo's for TAP Air Portugal

Last year in December the Portuguese national carrier, TAP became the first airline in the world to offer its clients unbeatable economic features, greater range and efficiency and the new Airspace ca...


AJW Group sings with TAP Maintenance & Engineering
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AJW Group sings with TAP Maintenance & Engineering

AJW Group, independent specialist in the global management of aircraft spares, and TAP Maintenance & Engineering, a MRO provider, which is part of the TAP Group, singed a power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract for engine parts and other rotables sales....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A330neo begins endurance tests

The Airbus A330neo began its endurance and online testing on commercial routes. As a final step in the aircraft certification phase, these function and reliability tests, also known as route proving, will include ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) missions, landing at diversion airports and testing airport handling services....


Clement Charpentreau
First TAP’s A330-900neo completes maiden flight

The first A330-900neo which should be delivered to the launch company of the model, TAP Air Portugal, completed its maiden flight on May 15, 2018. The aircraft will now join the two other A330-900neos already being flight tested since October 19, 2017....


Edgaras Feiginas
TAP Air Portugal to receive two A330neo

The initial two A330neo jetliners destined for an airline operator have rolled out of the paint shop bearing the red and green livery of TAP Air Portugal, which will become the launch operator of this new member in Airbus’ A330 family....