TAS – Transportes Aéreos Salvador

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TAS – Transportes Aéreos Salvador
Founded 1949
Commenced operations 1950
Ceased operations 1962
Key people Carlos Parreiras Horta

TAS – Transportes Aéreos Salvador Ltda. was a Brazilian airline founded in 1949. In 1962 it was sold and incorporated to Sadia Transportes Aéreos.

History[edit]

TAS was founded in 1949 as a non-scheduled carrier and flights started in 1950. In 1952 it was authorized to operate regular flights.

In 1955 Panair do Brasil tried to purchase the airline in order to increase its presence in Bahia but the transaction was not successful. Shortly after TAS changed its judicial status to S.A. (corporation) and the acronym was changed to TASSA. In September 1955 Transportes Aéreos Nacional became the controller of the airline.[1]

In 1962 TASSA was sold to Sadia Transportes Aéreos and incorporated by this airline.

Destinations[edit]

TAS served locations within Bahia.

Fleet[edit]

TAS Fleet[2]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Beechcraft Bonanza A.35 5 1950–1962
de Havilland DH 114 Heron 1 1952–1955
Beechcraft Model 18 AT-11 1 1955
Douglas DC-3/C-47 3 1955–1962
Curtiss C-46A 6 1955–1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de janeiro de 1946 a janeiro de 1956 após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (in Portuguese) 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. p. 354. 
  2. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 317–318. 

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