Tag Archives | TAM

UPDATE 1: Airbus is in-flight connectivity force to be reckoned with

(Updated to include comment from TAM) TAM made big news this week with the announcement that it will offer OnAir in-flight connectivity on 27 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, 10 A330s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs in addition to its A320 family of jets. The Brazilian carrier deserves kudos for recognizing the importance of offering in-flight connectivity to […]

Continue Reading
Priestmangoode A350 concept.JPG

TAM is busting out with new aircraft interiors

UK design firm Priestmangoode is cooking with gas these days. The company has just sealed a deal to redesign aircraft interiors on TAM’s entire fleet, including the Brazilian operator’s forthcoming Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s.The three-year deal, awarded to Priestmangoode after an international competitive pitch process, includes a redesign of all seats in all classes, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
TAM photo.jpg

Knowing me, knowing you

Brazilian operator TAM is a Super Trouper, and not simply because it offers Abba’s greatest hits on its excellent in-flight entertainment systems (see pic). The carrier, which is readying to join the Star Alliance in April, today announced a heaping big deal with Amadeus to replace scads of legacy systems with the IT giant’s Altea customer […]

Continue Reading
mexicana%20tail.jpg

One world of stars and skies

On 31 March 2004 Mexicana won the distinction of becoming the first operator to voluntarily drop out of the Star Alliance. The carrier’s termination from the grouping came after Mexciana decided to end its long-time codeshare agreement with Star member United Airlines. Fast-forward a few years, and the big question about where Mexicana would end […]

Continue Reading

A350 Gets Another Shot in the Arm After TAM Firms Order

It seems like only yesterday (well, Paris in June) that Falcon 2000 business jet was readying to announce whether it would affirm its original order for Airbus A350 aircraft or acquire Boeing 787 twinjets. At that time, TAM president Marco Bologna predicted an announcement would come within 30 days. True to Bologna’s word, the Brazilian […]

Continue Reading