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MRO Middle East 2022

Exhibition:March 2-3, 2022
Dubai, UAE

Valter Fernandes

SVP, Base Maintenance, Engine & Components Shops


Valter Fernandes (45) is the Senior Vice President Base Maintenance & Engine Overhaul at Emirates. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and his Aeronautics Master of Science from Universidade Nova. Both located in Lisbon where he was born and raised. Eventually he earned his spot at TAP Portugal in 2001 as a Project Manager. After 3 years he was promoted to aircraft Base Maintenance General Manager at TAP M&E Portugal (70 aircrafts fleet plus costumers’) and after another 5 years in this role he then moved to a different hemisphere to take the challenge of TAP M&E Brazil. He was at TAP M&E Brazil during 7 years. In 2010 he is promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations. During this period, TAP M&E Brazil doubled its revenue and created a good base load of new costumers.

After completing his legacy he returns to TAP Portugal as Project Developer and Senior Advisor to CEO, holding this position for 2 years.

In January of 2018 he is invited to embrace a new role in a TAP Group company as CEO of TAP express operated by Portugália Airlines. He stayed for 5 years during that time he increased the fleet by 50%