Civil aviation profile prints. Available prints options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
Fokker 100 TAM Linhas Aéreas
Registration: PT-MRA Type: F-28-100 Engines: 2 × RR Tay 650-15 Serial Number: 11284 First flight: Aug 1, 1990
The Brazilian airline TAM Linhas Aéreas takes its history from its predecessor TAM – Linhas Aéreas Regionais, which was created as a joint venture of Táxi Aéreo Marília (TAM) and VASP. TAM, an air taxi company founded in 1961 in the city of Marilia, provided the start-up infrastructure for TAM – Regionais. In the late '80s, it became evidently the company would not last long, competing against airlines such as Varig and VASP. TAM has focused all efforts on gradual growth with the addition of new aircraft. On September 15, 1989, TAM arranged for the acquisition of two Fokker 100 jets. Two more were added in 1991. In 2000, the airline was renamed TAM Linhas Aéreas. Currently, the airline has the name LATAM Airlines Brasil.