Monday, June 17, 2013

► MOZAMBIQUE: LAM eyes either B737-700s or A319s as part of fleet renewal's second phase.

LAM Mozambique AirlinesMEX - Moçambique Expresso, a subsidiary of Mozambique's national carrier, LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (TM), says it has completed the first phase of its modernization through the recent acquisition of two Embraer ERJ145 in February and April of this year.

LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique 737
LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique 737-200Adv
According to MEX, the acquisition of these aircraft is the realization of the first phase of the modernization, renovation and expansion of LAM's and MEX's joint fleet which now consists of 12 aircraft: three Embraer 190s, one Boeing 737-500, three Bombardier Q400, ​​two Embraer ERJ145s and three Embraer 120s.

Complimenting the new aircraft, 6 Mozambican pilots along with another 8 have already been sent for training in France. Ten maintenance technicians and MEX cabin crew have also undergone further instruction.

The airline's second phase will see it add one E190 and either three Boeing 737-700s or A319s to aid in plans to serve all SADC capitals come 2017.