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LATAM Brazil to Operate with Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Fleet

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In another step towards recovery in Brazil, LATAM announced that, as of December, a new model of aircraft in the country's fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (photo), should fly. With this, the company will be the first airline in Brazil to operate this plane in the national territory, after completing the certification process with ANAC (Agencia Nacional de Aviação Civil).

 

In all, there will be 4 aircraft from the LATAM Group fleet in Chile destined for operations in Brazil, the first of which is already in Guarulhos, where it awaits the completion of procedures for the nationalization of the model – today with Chilean registration – according to regulation of the Civil Aviation Agency. This aircraft belongs to the LATAM Group, which currently has 23 units in its fleet.

 

The first manned flight for certification is scheduled for September 27 on a domestic route from São Paulo/Guarulhos (GRU) to Manaus (MAO). LATAM has scheduled the first flight with passengers on the São Paulo/Guarulhos–Madrid (MAD) route for the second half of December. The new aircraft models will be used with priority for long-haul international flights, especially to Europe, in destinations still studied according to the company's strategy and according to the opening of borders with the advance of vaccination against the pandemic.

 

“The decision to put into operation in Brazil a model that was already used by the Group comes to generate more efficiency for international operations, which will now have a single fleet – the Boeing family, with the 767, 777 and 787. the most competitive company to return to this market", explains Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Brasil.

 

The efficiency pointed out by Jerome also results in the use of personnel. With a unique fleet of Boeing widebodies, the airline will be able to leverage 200 technical crew and 900 Boeing 777 cabin crew to operate the 787 Dreamliner. As the models are equivalent, these professionals only need to carry out a short and specific training for qualification. And for maintenance, the company already has 60 qualified mechanics for this model.

 

“We will have a 50% reduction in the cost of recurrent training for pilots and flight attendants and also with backup crews, compared to models that require different qualifications. The movement is also linked to the operational improvement for contingencies, in case of exchange of aircraft, for example, and also in the company's operational indices, such as the OTP (on-time performance)”, adds Harley Meneses, Operations Director at LATAM Brasil .

 

LATAM has already conducted simulator training for pilots in Chile, at CAE Santiago (outsourced training center). Thus, these crew members are already able to fly the Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the country. Currently, more than 200 professionals have already been trained and around 80 flight attendants will undergo training each month.

 

LATAM Brazil will be able to fly this model in the country thanks to an agreement between the ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) of Brazil and the DGAC (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) of Chile, where it is possible to exchange aircraft from the same group, from that are operated in the territory with national pilots of that locality. For this, LATAM will only need to have one aircraft of the model registered in Brazil, which will be the first aircraft found in Guarulhos.

 

Today, LATAM Brasil has 149 aircraft in its fleet.

 

Datasheet - Boeing 787 Dreamliner


Boeing 787-9

  • Manufacturer: Boeing;
  • Capacity: 313 passengers;
  • Length: 62.82 meters;
  • Width: 5.49 meters;
  • Scope: 60.17 meters;
  • Height: 16.8 meters;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 252.7 tons;
  • Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent1000J2;

 

Boeing 787-8

  • Manufacturer: Boeing;
  • Capacity: 250 passengers;
  • Length: 57 meters;
  • Width: 5.74 meters;
  • Scope: 60 meters;
  • Height: 17 meters;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 227.9 tons;
  • Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent1000;

 

* This article was translated from Portuguese Brazil to Inv robotically

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