TAM said late Tuesday that it placed a firm order for four 777-300ERs, the first Boeing jets it has ever purchased, and will take delivery of the aircraft in mid-2008. Additionally, Brazil's largest airline reported that it more than doubled its third-quarter net profit to BRL212.7 million ($99.2 million) from BRL93.3 million in the year-ago quarter on a 34.8% jump in revenues to BRL2.08 billion. TAM, which continues to benefit from downsizing at Varig, said the aircraft order, valued at $1 ...

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