TAM back from the dead?

Bolivia’s Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has announced that Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) has entered the final phase of civil certification as a civil airline, to be known as TAM Empresa Pública (TAMep). The airline missed multiple deadlines to achieve civil certification, and suspended services on 31 July 2018 when it failed to meet its latest deadline. DGAC Executive Director Celier Aparicio Arispe Rosas stated that TAMep might receive its AOC as soon as this month, and begin services in February. TAMep would at first operate with a single aircraft, Avro RJ70 CP-3106 (msn E1252 ex FAB-107). She was displayed at Aeroexpo 2018 at El Alto, La Paz, on 10/11Nov18, sporting TAMep’s new colors and her civil registration.

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