Category Archives: LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique

LAM and fastjet sign memorandum of understanding to explore wide-ranging commercial cooperation

LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) JNB (Michael Stappen). Image: 906763.

LAM and fastjet on March 20 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore long-term commercial cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in LAM headquarter in Maputo. The intent of the memorandum includes wide-ranging areas of cooperation expected to significantly enhance commercial aviation in the country.

The memorandum covers code-share and interline agreements between the two carriers, optimized network synergies to accommodate same as well as cooperation on other commercial systems, cargo, engineering and maintenance. LAM chief executive Mr. Pinto commented that the “areas of cooperation will not only further strengthen Mozambique’s flag carrier as a regional air-services provider but contribute significantly to initiatives that promote tourism, economic development and trade.”

“This is an exciting and industry-leading public-private partnership initiative,” adds Mr. Pinto. “It not only supports Mozambique’s greater economic growth objectives in terms of the efficient and affordable movement of people and goods, but also the notion of a longer-term Whole of State Aviation strategy.” Mozambique is a signatory to the Yamoussoukro Decision and one of the early nation-adopters on the Continent.

“The approach to commercial cooperation is the first of its kind on the African continent,” says Fastjet Chief Executive Nico Bezuidenhout. “There is significant opportunity in stimulating not only commercial aviation but also up and downstream economic growth through key cooperative initiatives. Fastjet is committed to exploring and leveraging the agreement to the best-benefit of both companies and, ultimately the people of Mozambique.” The African Development Bank recently reported on a high medium-term growth forecast for Mozambique. “This memorandum of understanding lays the foundation for full economic leverage of a very bright future and fulfilment of the Government of Mozambique’s Whole of State aviation objectives.”

Fastjet CEO Nico Bezuidenhout and LAM CEO Antonio Pinto seal the Memorandum of Understanding deal.

The CEOs of fastjet and LAM airline finalise the paperwork for the Memorandum of Understanding agreement.

Top Copyright Photo: LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) JNB (Michael Stappen). Image: 906763.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Fastjet.com Airbus A319-112 5H-FJG (msn 2891) EGBP (Antony J. Best). Image: 936095.

Fastjet.com Airbus A319-112 5H-FJG (msn 2891) EGBP (Antony J. Best). Image: 936095.

 

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LAM orders three Boeing 737-700s

LAM – Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (Maputo) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-700 airplanes. The order, valued at $228 million at list prices, includes purchase rights for three additional Next-Generation 737s.

The order, formally signed in November 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is part of the Mozambique flag-carrier and the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communication’s long-term strategy to increase flight frequency and provide greater route flexibility to and from the southern African nation.

LAM – Linhas Aereas de Mocambique’s new 737-700s will be fitted with Boeing’s latest Performance Improvement Package (PIP), delivering an additional two percent improvement in fuel efficiency for what is already the most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft. The airplanes will also feature the popular passenger-inspired Boeing Sky Interior, with modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

Based at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique’s capital city, LAM – Linhas Aereas de Mocambique currently operates flights domestically and regionally, across southern Africa with a fleet that currently includes Boeing 737-500s, and other smaller regional aircraft.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. The new Boeing 737-700s will replace the older 104-seat 737-500 type. Boeing 737-53S C9-BAP (msn 29074) arrives in Johannesburg.

LAM: AG Slide Show

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Route Map: African routes that will be operated with the new Boeing 737-700s:

LAM African 2.2014 Route Map

LAM’s ERJ 190 C9-EMC crashed into the ground with the autopilot engaged, did the captain intentionally crash the airliner?

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LAM’s (Linhas Aereas de Mocambique) (Luanda) Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMC (msn 19000581) on November 29, 2013 was operating flight TM 470 from Maputo, Mozambique to the Luanda, Angola. The airliner never arrived. The aircraft crashed in a Namibian game park, killing the 27 passengers and six crew members on board.

According to Reuters, citing a preliminary report released to the media by Namibia’s Transport Ministry, the crew was “flying in normal conditions and no mechanical deficiency was detected when it suddenly began a descent from its normal cruising altitude with its automatic pilot on and its altitude selector set to below ground level.”

According to Reuters, “the aircraft made the descent on autopilot, and after actions that would have required knowledge of its systems, denoted a “clear intention”. The aircraft was under the command of the captain, Herminio dos Santos, who “was alone in the cockpit at the time of the crash, after his co-pilot had gone to the bathroom. Alarms going off could be heard on the flight recordings, and also the sound of someone beating on the cockpit door “as if asking to be let in”.

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LAM Embraer 190 crashes in Bwabwata National Park in Namibia, 34 dead

LAM’s (Linhas Aereas de Mocambique) (Luanda) Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMC (msn 19000581) yesterday (November 29) was operating flight TM 470 from Maputo, Mozambique to the Luanda, Angola with 28 passengers and six crew members. The airliner never arrived. The weather in the area was reported to be stormy with low visibility. Today rescuers located the burned out wreckage in the Bwabwata National Park according to Reuters. There were no survivors. The airliner was only a little over one year old, having been delivered on November 8, 2012.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured sister ship ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) was the first E190 to arrive on August 6, 2009.

LAM: AG Slide Show

Video: LAM’s 33 years of flying:

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Map:

LAM Maputo-Luanda Map

LAM to drop the twice-weekly Maputo-Lisbon route on November 23

LAM-Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (Maputo) has announced it will drop the twice-weekly Maputo-Lisbon route on November 23 as it seeks to operate its own aircraft on the route despite an European Commission ban on carriers from Mozambique. For now, LAM will code-share with TAP Portugal (Lisbon) on the route. The route was operated by euroAtlantic Airways for LAM under a wet lease agreement.

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LAM to start Maputo-Luanda flights

 

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LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (Maputo) is planning to start a weekly flight between Maputo and Luanda.

 

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