"D. Fuas Roupinho" is the name of TAP's new aeroplane

“D. Fuas Roupinho” is the name of the Airbus A330neo CS-TUN, christened in homage of the noble knight of the reign of King Afonso Henriques, and who will now traverse the skies on the Airline’s international routes. 

The name was painted on the aircraft on Tuesday afternoon, in TAP’s Hangar 6.

Although no official documents exist that provide evidence, this personality from Portuguese history is depicted as a noble knight of the Order of the Knights Templar, Lord of Porto de Mós and the first Admiral of the Portuguese Fleet, playing an important role in the defence of the reign of King Afonso Henriques, to whom he was leading adviser.  
Regarding the true identity of D. Fuas Roupinho, history assigns him a semi-legendary status, for it is not by chance he is the protagonist of the famous Legend of Nazaré. 
According to the legend, on a foggy morning in Nazaré, on 14 September 1182, D. Fuas was on horseback chasing a deer that ran to the top of a cliff and then disappeared from his vision. D. Fuas then realised that he too was at the top of the cliff, on the edge of the precipice. Frightened by the danger, the knight prayed for aid from Our Lady of Nazaré and immediately the horse’s hooves stuck to the rocky cliff and he was suspended there, saving D. Fuas’ life. Out of gratitude towards the Virgin, he ordered the Memory Hermitage to be built, which can still be visited today.

Among D. Fuas’ feats, although not officially documented, are the sea combats and piracy actions against the Muslims in the early 1180s. Luís Vaz de Camões paid tribute to his brave deeds in the epic poem Os Lusíadas
Fresh homage to D. Fuas Roupinho’s deeds is being paid once again, this time by TAP. From December, the knight’s name will fly along with other personalities from Portuguese history whose names have already been inscribed on the Company’s long haul fleet, such as King Afonso Henriques, King Dinis, King Maria II and the Marquis of Pombal.
See the name being painted on the aircraft here.