the Company will invest eur 70 million to modernize 48 planes. Gago Coutinho was the first
The A319 of TAP, with the name Gago Coutinho, was the first airplane to pass by an operation of renovation of the interior. In total, in the coming months, the company will invest eur 70 million to modernize 48 units.
In the case of Gago Coutinho, the renewal, in which they have worked 48 maintenance technicians, meant that the machine was stopped 180 hours. In total, there were necessary 1500 working hours to perform the transformation.
According to a release from the TAP, this modernisation will be carried out in partnership with Portuguese companies. The new chairs, with the design of the Almadisign, are in green and red and want to be more comfortable. Their coatings, the responsibility of the Karmann Ghia de Portugal. The hides used from the also Portuguese Blue Leather, were produced in an environmentally friendly way, free of chromium and heavy metals, says the TAP.
those Who travel in the Executive and in the front part of economy class have more space between chairs, about 83 centimeters.
With these changes, the planes of the TAP will also provide 12 additional seats in the case of planes A319.
The use of lighter materials allows us to remove 700 pounds to each plane.
The renovated Gago Coutinho flight today in the direction of the Luxembourg.