A Brazilian-registered Phenom 100 slid off the runway in the rain on October 10 at the conclusion of an instrument approach to Salgado Filho Airport (SBPA) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. None of the five people aboard were injured and the aircraft sustained only minor damage. Winds at the airport were gusting to 38 knots at the time of the incident.
Tap Manutenção e Engenharia Brazil has concluded its first C-Check of a new WhiteJets A320 two days in advance of the contract turn-around-time. The services were performed at the company’s base in Porto Alegre with the participation of four of Tap M&E Lisbon’s specialists. The work was used to train the Brazilian facility’s staff. Tap M&E Brazil is the only member company in the Airbus MRO network in Latin America and is certified by ANAC of Brazil, the FAA and EASA.