Brazilian carrier TAM expects to begin offering third-party maintenance services on Airbus aircraft for the first time in 2005. The carrier, the second largest in Brazil, has been performing its own maintenance, through D checks, on its fleet of Fokker 100, Airbus A319/320 and A330 aircraft at its expanding technical facilities. Up to now, according to Ruy Amparo, TAM's technical and operations vice president, TAM has needed its overhaul and maintenance capacity for its own fleet. But ...

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