VEM Maintenance and Engineering aims to become a major player in the repair and maintenance of Airbus aircraft in South America, according to Filipe Morais de Almeida, who joined the company as CEO last October from Bombardier Portugal, where he served as chairman and CEO. VEM, the former Varig Engineering & Maintenance, was acquired by TAP Portugal in early 2006 (ATWOnline, Jan. 16, 2006). It has bases in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo. Speaking to ATWOnline last week, ...

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