Tampa Cargo, AviancaTaca Holding’s cargo airline based in Colombia, has taken delivery of the first of four new A330 Freighter (A330-200F) aircraft at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the
United States and Uruguay.
Fabio Villegas, CEO of AviancaTaca said: “We are confident in the A330-200F’s proven
advanced technology, eco-efficiency and range. Tampa Cargo looks forward to growing its cargo business and serving our customers in the Americas by partnering with Airbus and integrating the first A330-200F into its fleet.”
Tampa Cargo says it will benefit from operational commonality with the A330-200 passenger aircraft as the airline has ten on order.
The Airbus Foundation, AviancaTaca and Tampa Cargo used this delivery to ship teddy bears as part of a charitable Christmas initiative. Destined to bring smiles to underprivileged children in Colombia, the more than 1,000 stuffed toys were donated by Airbus employees from France, Germany and the UK with help from Aviation Sans Frontières, an Airbus Foundation partner for the past four years.