The departure of the Airbus A350 from Azul Linhas Aéreas to Portugal will not only serve as a test flight to validate the operation of the aircraft in the company. The ANAC team has other reasons to cross the ocean.
On Saturday, an Airbus A350 from Azul took off for Lisbon to make its first international flight. On board, in addition to the crew, there were specialists from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to evaluate the flight as part of the certification required for the official inclusion of the aircraft model in the company’s fleet.
But not only that. According to what was published in the Official Gazette of the Union last Friday, October 14, five ANAC employees received leave permission to be able to certify the A350, as well as perform Initial certification audit of a secondary repair facility in Lisbon.
If this certification is approved, Azul will be able to carry out maintenance and checks on the aircraft while they wait for their next flight in Lisbon. Previously, this service was provided when needed by TAP M&E, the technical arm of the Portuguese airline that supports Azul in the country.