Bolivia’s Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) has acquired another BAe 146-200 in a transaction arranged by Tronos. The most recent addition is former Flightline series 200 G-FLTF (msn E2022), which has been idle at Southend since that airline’s collapse in late 2008. After post-storage maintenance, she was re-registered N140CA and departed Southend for Summerside on 15 November. After a brief stay on Prince Edward Island, she began her ferry flight to Bolivia on 29 November, now registered FAB-105. She arrived in La Paz on 1 December. She will not, however, join TAM’s fleet, but rather be used as a spares source to keep the other 146s flying. After a long debate about the need for “more modern” equipment, TAM has recently added several … Boeing 727s and 737-200s. The BAe 146s were supposed to received civil registrations in October, but this has not happened yet.
Recent news items on TAM:
- TAM suspends operations as it misses latest deadline for civil certification (2018-08-01)
- TAM resumes services (2018-05-10)
- TAM temporarily suspends services (2018-05-05)
- Second Avro RJ70 for TAM ferried to Bolivia (2018-01-19)
- TAM granted more time to achieve civil certification (2017-12-28)