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TAM Museum highlights the history of Panair do Brasil

  • Published by Vedat

Until the 3rd March the TAM Museum in State of São Paulo is staging a special exhibition about the history of Panair do Brasil.

The exhibition has been prepared to mark the 48th anniversary since the airline ceased operations on 10 February 1965.

The exhibition includes materials and uniforms used by Panair’s pilots and flight attendants, as well as a collection of the airline’s objects. Panair had flights to Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Visitors will also be able to see a Constellation, the model of airplane most utilised by the company. The aircraft is four-engine piston built by the North-American company Lockheed, in 1946. The model was brought to the museum at the end of 2000 and after being fully refurbished became part of the museum’s permanent collection on exhibit of 79 aircraft.

The initiative to exhibit objects from Panair was made possible with the assistance of former employees of the airline company, which was founded in 1929 as Nyrba do Brasil. In 1930, the company was merged into the extinct Pan American Airways (PanAm), and its name was changed to Panair do Brasil. During its 35 years of activities, it was one of the top companies in the Brazilian commercial aviation sector, until its activities were ended, in the 60’s.
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