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OUR VISION AND VALUES

 

 

 

Trans European Airways was born of an idea of making a Virtual Airline based in Lisbon, exclusively Airbus equipped, professionally built, Project Magenta® compatible, with a large spectrum of routes, primarily having the European continent as a goal, but with a broad range of destinations connecting Lisbon to the five continents, in an historical line with the Portuguese History, where Portugal was, once, the center of the World, with the Discoveries during the 15th and 16th centuries.

The logo design is a stylized reproduction of the VA’s acronym (TEA), passing an image of hardiness, strength and solidity, and the chosen colors (brown, blue and reflections of golden yellow) represent, respectively, the land, the sky and the value of the people that managed to give new worlds to the world, in the Discoveries.

 

Continuing this, nowadays strategic connections for a Lisbon Hub are served directly, like Beijing, Washington, New York, Caracas and Cape Town (centers of a big portuguese diaspora), Dubai or Singapore, along with Sydney (with one stop at Dili, East Timor). Other major world hubs are also served non-stop from Lisbon, expanding connectivities, like Atlanta or Los Angeles (in the US), Frankfurt, Heathrow, Paris and Rome (in Europe) or São Paulo (in South America).

 

Following the need to evolve and adapt,

Trans European Airways has grown bigger and became Trans European Airways, VAG (Virtual Airline Group) in 2017, holding Trans European Med Ex (standing for Mediterranean Express), a subsidiary based on the North of Africa.

Dedicated to the regional routes of the Mediterranean market, it replicates the operations of a medium haul express airline, based at DAAG, low-cost driven, and with routes serving mainly the south of Europe and the North of Africa.

 

 

There are more than 100 airports where the TEA-VA Group flies to. Each one has a downloadable chart, and every scheduled flight has a tested flight plan TEA pilots can access, download and insert at any FMC, expanding the comfort and realism of virtual flying.

 

 

In addition, Trans European Airways is a full AIRBUS featured virtual airline. Without any disregard to the quality and characteristics of other airliners, this was an option, reflecting a passion for the new standards AIRBUS created when it started to develop the concept of fly-by-wire, adapted to commercial airliners.

Following the concept of commonality, benefitting from the similar handling qualities provided with fly-by-wire, along with the identical cockpits and operating procedures, a virtual pilot can more easily make his way in studying and learning how to fly these medium to long haul marvellous electronic aircrafts in a virtual environment.

 

Lastly, the chosen name “Trans European Airways” is a tribute to the real Airline (original IATA code HE), founded by Georges Gutelman in 1971.

The global economic downturn in the early nineties, partly as a result of the Gulf War caused it to go out of business on September 27, 1991 and TEA-VA in no way has the goal of reproducing its operations.

Instead, the reason why this airline's name was adopted for this project had two main reasons: along with the perfect adaptability of the designation “Trans European” to the routes and destinations goal intended for this VA, this airline had the symbolic relevance of becoming the first airline ever to order an Airbus.

 

 

 

Every virtual pilot wishing to be a part of this project is welcome.

 

 

João Pereira

CEO

Trans European Airways, VAG