TAP Maintenance & Engineering

TAP Maintenance & Engineering is the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul center of TAP Portugal. It is located at Portela Airport, Lisbon, Portugal.


Created in 1945, as the embryonic maintenance department of the newborn Portuguese national airline, TAP Maintenance & Engineering is today an internationally renowned organization. Since then, more than 4500 workers have lived here an important part of their lives and here have developed their professional careers, excelling in know-how and dedication.

TAP M&E had March, 2007 1830 workers. At its main base, located at Lisbon Airport, they had 1794 workers, the remainder staffing the outstations of Francisco Sá Carneiro at Porto, Faro Airport at Faro, Madeira Airport at Funchal, Quatro de Fevereiro Airport at Angola and Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport and Guararapes International Airport at Brazil.

TAP M&E, with its owner TAP Portugal bought 90% of brazilian VEM Maintenance & Engineering

TAP M&E Capabilities

*Airbus A310
*Airbus A318
*Airbus A319
*Airbus A320
*Airbus A321
*Airbus A340
*Boeing 737
*Lockheed L-1011


TAP M&E Clients

Besides TAP Portugal there are some other airlines that do or did maintenance at TAP M&E, like:
*FedEx Express A310s
*BWIA West Indies Airways A340s
*NATO 707s
*Conviasa A340


VEM Maintenance & Engineering Inc. is a company of TAP Portugal Group that is between 10 largest aircraft and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies in the world today.

VEM has around 4,400 employees distributed among three large Maintenance Centers – at Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and São Paulo and has several specialized shops and calibration laboratories. VEM also provides line maintenance for narrow and wide body aircraft at 35 airports in Brazil.

Its services are certified by the main aeronautical authorities in the world: the ANAC in Brazil, FAA, in United States, EASA, in Europe and those of all countries where it has customers.

It has a capability list of more than 10 thousand items, and is certified in the following aircraft:
*Boeing 707
*Boeing 727-100/-200
*Boeing 737-200/-300/-400/-500/ NG-700/-800/-900/BBJs
*Boeing 747
*Boeing 757
*Boeing 767
*Boeing 777
*McDonnell Douglas DC-10
*McDonnell Douglas MD-11
*Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
*Embraer ERJ 145 family
*Embraer Legacy 600
*Fokker 50
*Fokker 100
*Airbus A300
*Airbus A310
*Airbus A320 family
*Gulfstream III
*Gulfstream IV
*Gulfstream V

Some of VEM's main clients are:
*Aerolineas Argentinas
*Air Lease One
*Arrow Cargo
*Centurion Air Cargo
*Copa Airlines
*Euro Atlantic Airways
*Força Aérea Brasileira
*Gemini Air Cargo
*Israel Aircraft Industries
*International Lease Finance Corporation
*KD Avia
*Lan Chile
*Pegasus Air Express
*Republica del Peru Fuerza Aerea
*Santa Barbara Airlines
*Southern Winds Airlines
*TAM Linhas Aéreas
*Thai Airways
*WebJet Linhas Aéreas


* [http://www.tapme.pt TAP ME]
* [http://www.flytap.pt TAP Portugal]
* [http://www.vem.aero VEM]

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