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Airlines

Name: AMC AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: AMF
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: CAIRO
Country: EGYPT
Employees 498
Web: amcairlines.com
Email: amryaboukoura@link.net
Telephone: +20 (2) 623 0401
Fax: +20 (2) 622 0403
Sita: CAIACCR
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
AMF-2004-11-A310-322
AMF-2006-03-A-737-86N
AMF-2011-08-INCDT
AMF-LOGO

ESTABLISHED IN 1988 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1992. FORMERLY "AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPANY (AMC)" D B A "AMC AVIATION." DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
5 EL NASR STREET
EL NOZHA EL GUEDIDA
HELIOPOLIS, CAIRO, EGYPT

EGYPT (ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT): POPULATION: 72 MILLION. ESTABLISHED IN 1922. EGYPT'S HUGE AND GROWING POPULATION, IS AMONG THE BEST-EDUCATED - AND WORST EMPLOYED - IN THE ARAB WORLD. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, SINCE NATIONALISTS OUSTED A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY, AND THE LAST VESTIGES OF BRITISH CONTROL, EGYPT HAS BEEN DEMOCRATIC, BUT AUTHORITARIAN. COVERS AN AREA OF 1,001,449 SQ KM, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS CAIRO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.

FEBRUARY 1992: AMC AIRLINES (AMF) PRESIDENT ELSAYED SABER AND HIS FAMILY LAUNCHED AMC AVIATION (D B A "AMC AIRLINES" (AMF)) AFTER OBTAINING A LICENCE (AOC) FOR WORLDWIDE PASSENGER CHARTER OPERATIONS.

JULY 1996: PURCHASED, AND REFURBISHED, EX-(ZAA) (DEFUNCT) A300B4, TO REPLACE LEASED 737-400, NOW RETURNED TO FUTURA INTERNATIONAL (FUA).

TAREK ELTAMBOLI, DIRECTOR RESIGNED TO ESTABLISH NEW CHARTER AIRLINE PHARAOH AIR (PHR), AND LEASE 737-200, EX-LUFTHANSA (DLH). HE WAS MAJOR FINANCIAL BACKER OF AMC AVIATION (AMF) DURING ITS START-UP PERIOD.

DECEMBER 1996: 1 737-400, FUTURA INTERNATIONAL (FUA) LEASED, UNTIL MAY 1997. WILL PURCHASE 1 MD-80.

APRIL 1997: 2 ORDERS (AUGUST 1997) MD-90-30 (V2528-DF, 28,000 LBS), 170Y PASSENGERS (PAX) FOR $100 MILLION WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS, & INCREASED MAXIMUM GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT (MGTOW) TO 168,000 LBS FOR +2,500 MILES RANGE.

APRIL 1997: TO OPERATE OUT OF BASES IN LUXOR, AND HURGADA.

JULY 1997: 1 A300B4-203 (145), LEASED TO TUNIS AIR (TUN).

SEPTEMBER 1997: 1ST MD-90-30ER DELIVERY (53576).

OCTOBER 1997: CAIRO - LUXEMBOURG/WARSAW (MD-80).

NOVEMBER 1997: 1 737-400, PEGASUS (PGS) WET-LEASED UNTIL APRIL 1998.

DECEMBER 1997: IN LUXOR, A TERRORIST MASSACRE OF TOURISTS HAS HAD A DEVASTATING EFFECT ON ALL EGYPTIAN OPERATORS.

AMC AIRLINES (AMF) IS TRYING TO LEASE A NEW MD-90. MD-90 COMPLETES 60 CHARTERS.

JANUARY 1998: A300B4-203 (175) RETURNED FROM TUNISAIR (TUN).

MARCH 1998: TO LEASE MD-90, & A300, TO TUNISAIR (TUN) THROUGH NOVEMBER 1998.

JULY 1998: MOHAMMED SALEM ELTAYB, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE; & YACOUB GAD SORYAL, MANAGER ENGINEERING.

OCTOBER 1998: MD-90 RETURNED FROM TUNISAIR (TUN) FOR NEW TOURIST SEASON.

JUNE 1999: 1 +1 ORDER (AUGUST 1999) MD-90.

AUGUST 1999: 2ND MD-90-30ER DELIVERY. 1 MD-90 LEASED TO AIR ALGERIE (ALG) FOR 2 MONTHS. 2 MD-90-30'S (53552; 53553), EX-TURKISH AIRLINES (THY), BOEING (TBC) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1999: NEW ROUTE TO LUXEMBOURG (MD-90).

OCTOBER 2000: 5TH MD-90 (53554, SU-BNN), UNI-AIR (MAK) LEASED.

MARCH 2001: 2 MD-90 (53552; 53553) TO BE RETURNED TO BOEING (TBC).

APRIL 2001: OWNER IS AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPANY (AMC) (100%).

OCTOBER 2001: 2 MD-90'S (SU-BMT; SU-NN), RETURNED TO UNI (MAK).

NOVEMBER 2001: MD-90 (53552) RETURNED TO (TBC).

DECEMBER 2001: 480 EMPLOYEES. SITA: CAIACCR.

JANUARY 2002: TAKES 49% STAKE IN AIR MALI (MAL).

1 737-266 WET-LEASED TO AIR MALI (MAL), FOR BAMAKO - PARIS (2/WEEK).

APRIL 2002: SITA: CAIPMCR.

(http://www.amcairlines.com).

July 2002: A310-322 (437, SU-BOW), ex-RegionAir (RAE), Ansett Worldwide (AWW) leased.

December 2002: 2 MD-83's (53191; 53192), AWAS (AWW) leased, 165Y.

March 2004: SITA: CAIACCR.

July 2004: Sharm el Sheik - Pisa - Naples - Sharm el Sheik.

May 2005: 490 employees (including 70 Flight Crew (FC); 175 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 95 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

March 2006: AMC Airlines (AMF) of Egypt took delivery of the first of four 737-86Ns (32669, SU-BPG) acquired through (GE) Commercial Aviation Services (GEF).

July 2006: General Electric (GE) said it received more than >$2.5 billion in engine orders and OnPoint Solutions service agreements at Farnborough. Among the deals were a 10-year, $40 million OnPoint accord with Egypt's AMC Airlines (AMF) for service on its (CFM56-7B)-powered 737-800s, (GEnx) orders from (ILFC) (ILF) and Emirates (EAD) and a $195 million (TAP) Portugal order for (CF6)s to power five A330s along with a nine-year service agreement. CFM International said it logged approximately $850 million in orders for its (CFM56) family at the show.

August 2006: AMC Airlines (AMF) took delivery of its second of four 737-800s (34257, SU-PBH), leased through (GECAS) (GEF).

737-86N (34257, SU-BPH), (GEF) leased.

June 2007: 737-86N (35213, SU-BPZ), (GEF) leased.

October 2007: INCDT: AMC Airlines (AMF) MD-83 (2151-53191, /96 SU-BOY) was destroyed following an emergency belly landing at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. All 156 passengers and seven crew (FC)/(CA) aboard the airplane, which reportedly requested the landing owing to problems with the landing gear, escaped before fire consumed it. One person was injured. The airplane, en route from Hurghada in Egypt to Warsaw, Poland, diverted to Istanbul with a technical problem. It overran the runway, destroying the main gear.

737-86N (35220, SU-BQA), delivery.

January 2009: AMC Airlines (AMF) provides jet airplane charter flights from Europe to Egypt's tourist destinations of Aswan, Hurghada, Luxor, and Sharm el Sheikh. Other operations include tailored charters, regular domestic flights all over Egypt, VIP flights, military, and long- and short-term wet leases.

Employees: 498 (including 73 Flight Crew (FC); 175 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 100 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

Parent organization/shareholders: Elsayed Saber & family (100%).

commercial@amcairlines.com

(IATA) Code: YJ - 480. (ICAO) Code: AMV.

Main Base: Cairo International airport (CAI).

Hubs: Alexandria Borg El Arab airport (HBE); Hurghada airport (HRG); Luxor International airport (LXR); & Sharm el-Sheikh International airport (SSH).

In 2008 the airline started regular (charter) flights on the following routes:

* Alexandria (Borg El Arab Airport) - Jeddah (King Abdulaziz International Airport) - 2x weekly flight
* Alexandria (Borg El Arab Airport) - Madinah (Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport) - 2x weekly flights
* Alexandria (Borg El Arab Airport) - Dubai (Dubai International Airport) - 1x weekly flight
* Sharm el Sheikh - Birmingham International Airport - 1x weekly.

August 2011: INCDT: French investigators determined that an Egyptian flight crew (FC) of an AMC Airlines (AMF) 737-800 failed to account for a shortened runway during take-off at Paris on August 16th, 2011, colliding with obstacles on rotation and flying low over the blast fence.

Despite damage to the 737-800, the (AMF) flight crew (FC) did not report the collision to air traffic control (ATC) and continued the flight to Luxor. The incident was only discovered when a taxiing airplane reported debris on the runway three hours later, and several days passed before the 737 involved was formally identified.

The French investigation agency Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) said the 737 was cleared to take off on Runway 27L from taxiway Y11. Construction work meant the last 1,240 m/4,070 ft o0f 27L was closed, and the intersection take-off cut a further 280 m from the available distance.

Communication difficulties with the Egyptian authorities meant the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) had been overwritten before analysis of the August 16, 2011 incident.

Paris (ATC) told the flight crew (FC) that 2,360 m of runway remained. However, radar data indicated the 737 only became airborne after 2,520 m (some 160 m beyond the provisional runway end) and investigators found damaged marker blocks and crushed lights where the work zone began.

(AMF) staff found the 737 had sustained minor damage to the engine cowl, stabilizer, and landing gear.

The (AMF) pilots (FC) used Boeing (TBC)'s (OPT) software on laptops to determine characteristic take-off speeds. The (BEA) found that "failure to take into account the runway restriction" while using (OPT) explained why the incident occurred.

The (BEA) has recommended that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) study standards for certification of such on board calculation systems to ensure ergonomics and procedures are "compatible with the requirements of safety."

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
AMF-737-800
AMF-737-800 APR06
AMF-737-86N - 2006-03
AMF-A310-322
AMF-MD-83 - 2005-01
AMF-MD-90-30

May 2013:

1 737-266 (JT8D-17) (455-21194, /76 SU-AYK), EX-(EGP), WET-LST (MAL) 2002-01. 127Y.

0 737-86Q (CFM56-7B26) (963-30278, /01 OK-TVC), (TFS) LSD. RTND. 186Y.

4 737-86N (CFM56-7B) (1895-32669, SU-BPG, 2006-03 - - SEE PHOTO - - "AMF-737-86N - 2006-03; 2024-34257, SU-PBH, 2006-08; 2300-35213, SU-BPZ, 2007-06; 2406-35220, SU-BQA, 2007-10), (GEF) LSD. WITH WINGLETS. 186Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (2151-53191 /96 SU-BOY, W/O & DESTROYED IN FIRE, SEE INCDT, OCTOBER 2007; 2155-53192, /96 SU-BOZ), EX-(JAM), (AWW) LSD 2002-12. 53192; LST (SAW) 2008-01. 170Y.

0 MD-90-30ER (V2528-D5, 28,000 LBS) (2195-53576, /97; 2243-53601), 2,200 NM RANGE (LAUNCH CUSTOMER), 1 LST (ALG) TIL 1999-10, (53552; 52553), EX-(THY), 2166-53554, EX-(MAK) 2000-10, SU-BNN), 53552; 53553; RTND TO (TBC). 53554; 53601; RTT (MAK) 2001-10. (SU-BMQ). 53576 RTND TO (TBC) 2003-01. 170Y.

1 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (175, /82 SU-BMM "ZEIAD"), EX-(ZAA), WET-LST (MAL). 302Y.

0 A310-322 (JT9D-7R4E1) (437, /87 SU-BOW), EX-(RAE), (AWW) LEASED 2002-07, RTND. 254Y.

Management:
(definitions)

EL-SAYED SABER MAHMOUD, PRESIDENT & OWNER (2001-03).

AMR ABOUKOURA, PLANNING DIRECTOR (amryaboukoura@link.net).

CAPTAIN MAGDI SALAM, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (CAIACCR),
(amcairline@purenet.com.eg).

CAPTAIN GALAL HOUSNI, SAFETY TRAINING & QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.

CAPTAIN SHERIF SABER, CHIEF PILOT MD-90 (2002-06).

MOHAMMED EL-SHASHAY, TECHNICAL FOLLOWUP DIRECTOR (2000-12).

LOFTI OLIAM, GENERAL MANAGER MAINTENANCE (CAIACCR),
(amcairline@purenet.com.eg).

AHMED ALI MOUSTAFA, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (2000-12).

YACOUB GAD SORYAL, MANAGER ENGINEERING (CAIACCR),
(yacob-eng@menanet.net) (1998-07).

ESSAM ELBATAL, PLANNING MANAGER.

 
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