On Wednesday 26th June 2019 Trans Maldivian Airways introduced 4 blade propeller engines to its fleet with 8Q- MAO aircraft for the first time in the history of seaplane operations in Maldives. The test flights carried out with the new modification has proven to increase the efficiency and reliability of the propellers, improving the overall flight safety while reducing engine noise levels notably. The same modification is intended to be introduced to the entire fleet in due course and soon expected to be flying above one of the most geographically dispersed countries in the world, the breathtaking Maldives.
Without seaplanes, tourism in this island nation would not be the success it is today. TMA has played a pivotal role in developing the essential infrastructure by way of getting guests to and from their destination islands and is committed to introducing innovative improvements to better serve the still growing demand.