TAP Manutenção e Engenharia Brasil elected Best Aircraft Maintenance Company
Brazilian magazine “Avião Revue” Awards
TAP Manutenção e Engenharia Brasil (TAP M&E Brasil) was recognised and distinguished as the best aircraft maintenance company in Brazil (MRO – Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), in an election organised by “Avião Revue”, Brazil’s largest specialist aviation magazine.
The election was ultimately down to a jury composed of 20 aeronautics executives, but over 6,500 internet users also participated by voting through the Avião Revue website during January, February and March 2010.
The award was presented on 20 April at a ceremony held in São Paulo and attended by aviation executives and corporate guests from large companies in other sectors. The general manager of maintenance at TAP M&E Brasil, António Eick from the Porto Alegre base, received the award on behalf of the company. “This distinction confirms the excellent technical standards at TAP M&E Brasil and the success of new planning and production practices we have been adopting, based on the European model implemented by TAP,” he stated.
Current customers of TAP M&E Brasil include the Brazilian airline AZUL, which won the Avião Revue award for Best Brazilian Airline and for whom TAP provides major maintenance services. TAP M&E supplies the aviation market with 4 million man hours/year at its three maintenance centres (Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre).