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Name: AEROCARIBBEAN
7JetSet7 Code: ACB
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: HAVANA
Country: CUBA
Employees 520
Web: cubajet.com
Email: pre@aerocaribbean.avianet.cu
Telephone: +53 7 33 3621
Fax: +53 7 33 3871
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

Formed and started operations in 1982. D B A Empresa Aero Caribbean. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Calle 23, No 64 Esq
A P Vedado
Havana, Cuba

CUBA (REPUBLIC OF CUBA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1902, IT IS AN ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN COVERING AN AREA OF 110,861 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 11.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS HAVANA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

December 1982: Aerocaribbean (ACB) is set up by the government of Cuba to provide domestic flights and regional charters to supplement national carrier, Cubana (CUB).

October 2010: Aerocaribbean (ACB) operates scheduled domestic passenger services linking the capital Havana with the main tourist destinations together with international flights to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. Charter flights are also offered, primarily within the Caribbean and South America.

Employees = 520.

(IATA) Code: 7L. (ICAO) Code: CRN - (Callsign - AEROCARIBBEAN).

Parent organization/shareholders: The Government of Cuba (100%).

Alliances: Cubana de Aviacion (CUB).

Main base: Havana Jose Marti International airport (HAV).

November 2010: ACCDT: An Aerocaribbean (ACB) ATR 72-212 (PW127) (459, /95 CU-T1549) operating a domestic Cuban flight between Santiago and Havana crashed en route, killing all 68 passengers and crew on board. The crash at 5:45 pm in a mountainous region near Sancti Spiritus occurred as Hurricane Tomas neared the eastern part of the island nation, where Santiago is located. By early the next day, Cuban authorities had suspended flights at the country's airports owing to the hurricane.

ATR said that the ATR 72-212 was initially delivered in November 1995 and had accumulated nearly 25,000 hours on more than >34,500 flights. Aerocaribbean (ACB), a state-owned carrier that operates domestic and regional flights, has operated the turboprop since 2006.

The Instituto de Aeronautica Civil de Cuba will lead the crash investigation, and ATR said it will send a response team. It noted that the French (BEA) will assist in the investigation. "At this time, the reasons of the accident are still unknown," ATR stated.

According to Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network (ASN), the flight's pilot (FC) radioed an emergency at 5:42 pm and then contact was lost. (ASN) reported that this is the 11th loss of an ATR72.

According to the website Cubajet.com, on which Aerocaribbean (ACB) tickets are sold, the airline was founded in 1982 and operates short and medium range flights. It operates eight weekly scheduled Santiago - Havana flights, flying the route twice each on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

January 2012: 737-85F (28821, EC-LKO), Calima Aviacion (CLB) wet-leased for the winter season.

July 2015: Aerocaribbean ((IATA) Code: 7L, based at Havana International) has merged with fellow state-owned enterprise, Cubana (CUB). While their corporate structures have now been integrated, the status of Aerocaribbean's Air Operators Certificate (AOC) is currently unknown.

Founded in 1982, Aerocaribbean operates three ATR 42-300s and four ATR 72-200s for Cubana (CUB) on flights to Baracoa, Bayamo, Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Las Tunas, Moa, Nueva Gerona, and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba as well as to Managua in Nicaragua and Mérida in Mexico.



ACCORDING TO AIRLINER WORLD IN http://www.airlinerworld.com
IN 2015, AEROCARIBBEAN WAS LISTED AS ONE OF THE AIRLINE FAILURES
ACCORDING TO THE GLOBAL AIRLINE GUIDE.

AEROCARIBBEAN WAS MERGED INTO CUBANA (CUB) IN JULY 2016.

Fleet:
(definitions)

August 2016:

1 737-2H4 (JT8D-9A HK) (611-21812, /79 XA-TWR), GLOBAL AIR WET-LSD 2008-10. 122Y.

1 737-85F (CFM56-7B) (151-28821, EC-LKO), (CLB) WET-LST (ACB) FOR WINTER SEASON 2012-01.

3 ATR 42-300 (PW120) (0009, /86 CU-T1509; 0014, /86 CU-T1550; 0136, /89 CU-T1512*), *ATRA LSD 1999-06. 46Y.

4 ATR 72-212 (PW127) (0453, /95 CU-T1548; 0459, /95 CU-T1549 - - W/O & DESTROYED IN ACCDT - - SEE NOVEMBER 2010; 0472, /96 CU-T1544; 0473, /96 CU-T1545; 0485, /97 CU-T1547), LSD 2005-11. 70Y.

2 EMBRAER 110P BANDEIRANTE (PT6A-27) (110091, /76 CU-T1540; 110111, /76 PT-GKM; 110132, /77 CU-T1549), 110132 STORED. 18Y.

1 ILYUSHIN IL-18DF (AI-20M) (188010805, /68 CU-C1515), 1995-12. FREIGHTER.

7 YAK-40 (AI-25) (902160, /80 CU-T1538; 9021360, /80 CU-T1537; 9841059, /78 CU-T1220), 30Y.

Management:
(definitions)

JOSE MUSA, PRESIDENT.

ARMANDO OLIVERO, VP OPERATIONS.

OSCAR VILLAR, VP COMMERCIAL.

 
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