TAM Fokker 27 PT-LAF
Civil aviation profile prints.
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Design / Plain background;
Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12");
Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
Fokker 27 TAM Linhas Aéreas Regionais
Engines: 2 × RR Dart Mk 532
Serial Number: 10177
First flight: Mar 5, 1961
TAM – Linhas Aéreas Regionais was formed as a joint-venture between TAM – Táxi Aéreo Marília and VASP, the latter of which was then a state-owned airline. The new airline flew Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirantes at first, but these proved grossly inadequate for the task at hand. TAM went on to purchase three used Fokker F27 turboprops, which were subsequently refurbished by Fokker in the Netherlands. A fourth F27 was added to the TAM fleet in 1981. By 1983, TAM had acquired 10 F27s. By 1981, TAM had flown one million passengers, and two million by 1984.