TAM adds another BAe 146


TAM BAe 146-200 FAB-105

Just arrived in Bolivia: TAM’s BAe 146-200 FAB-105 (Blanca Mariaca)

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.

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