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Airlines

Name: CANADA 3000 AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: ATW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: TORONTO
Country: CANADA
Employees 4000
Web: canada3000.com
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Background
(definitions)

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ATW-LOGO 2012-04

FORMED IN 1988. WAS CANADA'S LEADING LEISURE AIRLINE. FORMERLY AIR 2000. HQ IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.

APRIL 1994: 1ST ROLLS ROYCE (RRC), 180 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS), EDMONTON (2,773 NM) & (VCR) TO HAWAII.

1 A320-200 DELIVERY.

APRIL 1995: 1 757-200 DELIVERY. 2 757'S TO (ATZ).

DECEMBER 1995: 1 757-200 & 2 757-200ER'S (RB211-535E4), EX-(ATZ) & 1 A320-200 (CFM56-A3), EX-(MON).

JANUARY 1996: CHARTER ROUTE ADDED: HALIFAX - LONDON GATWICK (LGW), (WEEKLY).

SEPTEMBER 1996: 2 A330-200'S (CF6-80E1) (APRIL 1998), (ILF) 8 YEAR LEASED. 1 ORDER A320 (671) (CFM56-5) (APRIL 1997), (ILF) 7 YEAR LEASED.

OCTOBER 1996: 1 757-200 (28161), (ILF) 7 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1997: 1 A320-200 (CFM56-5A3) DELIVERY.

MAY 1997: 1,406 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 220 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 125 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

AUGUST 1997: 3 A320-212'S MODIFIED FOR EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS). ALL 757'S ARE 180 MINUTES (ETOPS).

SEPTEMBER 1997: PLANS TO START A330-200 SERVICE WITH AIRPLANES BASED IN TORONTO FOR EUROPEAN SERVICE IN MAY 1998. 2ND AIRPLANE IN MAY 1998 ALSO TO BE BASED IN VANCOUVER FOR PACIFIC OPERATIONS. THIS FALL, FIJI SERVICE EXPANDED TO AUSTRALIA WITH LONDON GATWICK - TORONTO - VANCOUVER - HONOLULU - NADI - SYDNEY (757, 2 CLASS).

DECEMBER 1997: NEW ROUTES TO BELFAST & DUBLIN IN MAY 1998 (757).

APRIL 1998: FROM CALGARY AND VANCOUVER TO ICELAND.

757-23A (C-FOOG) (ATZ) WET-LEASED TIL NOVEMBER 1998. 757-28A (24369) LEASED TO FLYING COLOURS (FLN).

MAY 1998: 1,600 EMPLOYEES.

DUSSELDORF TO HALIFAX - TORONTO.

2 A330-202'S (205; 211), (ILF) LEASED. 1ST A330-202 DELIVERY, (ILF) LEASED, 340Y PAX.

NOVEMBER 1998: TORONTO - VANCOUVER - HONOLULU - RARATONGA - AUCKLAND (757). RESUMES VANCOUVER - HONOLULU - NADI - SYDNEY (A330).

FEBRUARY 1999: 757-200 (24369) WET-LEASED TO FLYING COLOURS (FLN) FOR MAY TO OCTOBER 1999.

MARCH 1999: 1 ORDER (MAY 1999) A330-200 (CF6-80E1) (272), (ILF) 8 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 1,406 EMPLOYEE (INCLUDING 125 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.canada3000.com).

MAY 1999: 757-28A (24369) TO (FLN) FOR SUMMER. A330-202 (272), (ILF) LEASED.

JULY 1999: HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 3 A330-200'S TO SR TECHNICS (SWS) STARTING IN OCTOBER 1999.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1 757-200 (24235) WET-LEASED TO AEROCONTINENTE (COH) UNTIL APRIL 2000.

FEBRUARY 2000: THE GOVERNMENT GIVES OK FOR SCHEDULED FLIGHTS TO GERMANY & UK, INCLUDING FLIGHTS TO LONDON, MANCHESTER, GLASGOW, BIRMINGHAM, AND BELFAST IN UK, AND TO BERLIN, DUSSELDORF, HAMBURG, MUNICH, & STUTTGART, IN GERMANY (A330-200, 340Y PAX).

MARCH 2000: IN APRIL 2000, TO GULFPORT/BILOXI. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) IN JUNE 2000.

APRIL 2000: IN MAY 2000, VANCOUVER - BRISBANE (A330). ALSO, VANCOUVER - CALGARY - BERLIN. NOW SERVES >94 DESTINATIONS. IN JUNE 2000, TORONTO - ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA.

1,300 EMPLOYEES. 2,000 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 2000: GOVERNMENT OK'S SERVICE TO FRANCE.

757-2Q8 (25621), WET-LEASED TO JMC AIR (JMA) UNTIL NOVEMBER 2000. 4 ORDERS A319'S, 142 PAX, 2 CIT (TCI) LEASED NOVEMBER 2001, 1 BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED APRIL 2002, 1 (GAX) LEASED MAY 2002.

JUNE 2000: HOLDS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) TO SUPPORT NETWORK EXPANSION.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 3 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX); 2,100 EMPLOYEES.

1 A319 DELIVERY TO INCREASE FREQUENCY OF FLIGHTS SOUTH OF THE BORDER.

AUGUST 2000: 1999 = +$6.45 MILLION (-$6.41 MILLION).

1 ORDER (MAY 2002) A319 (CFM56), BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2000: 1ST QUARTER = +$3.6 MILLION (+61%) (+$2.2 MILLION).

OCTOBER 2000: GRANTED RIGHTS TO FLY SCHEDULED SERVICE TO INDIA.

9 ORDERS A319'S, 142 PAX.

DECEMBER 2000: 3RD QUARTER = +C$7.6 MILLION.

MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH RUSSIA TO UPGRADE RUSSIAN RADARS IN EXCHANGE FOR OVERFLIGHT PRIVILEGES. WITH POLAR ROUTING, VANCOUVER - DELHI PRESENT FLIGHT OF 19 HOURS 50 MINUTES WOULD BE CUT TO 14 HOURS 15 MINUTES. PLANS FOR TORONTO - VANCOUVER - DELHI (2/WEEK) IN OCTOBER 2001.

2 ORDERS A340'S, SINGAPORE (SIA) LEASED, FOR VANCOUVER - TORONTO - NEW DELHI - MUMBAI IN OCTOBER 2001. 2 A320-212'S (379, G-MPCD; 389, G-OZBB), MONARCH (MON) WET-LEASED.

JANUARY 2001: (ATW) ACQUIRES 100% OF ROYAL AIRLINE'S (ROY) SHARES FOR C$84 MILLION. COMBINED COMPANY WILL EMPLOY 4,000.

(ROY) HAS 8 737-200'S, 3 737-300C'S, 3 757'S, & 4 A310'S. MAIN REASON FOR MERGER IS FOR (ATW) TO ENHANCE ITS DOMESTIC ROUTES. COMBINED CARRIER WILL BE 2ND LARGEST IN CANADA.

MARCH 2001: LAST 3 MONTHS ENDING JANUARY 2001 = -$579,000 (-$1.5 MILLION): +33% FUEL COSTS. LAST 9 MONTHS = +$7.7 MILLION.

APRIL 2001: AFTER ACQUIRING ROYAL (ROY), NOW TAKES OVER CANJET (CNJ) FOR C$7 MILLION.

JUNE 2001: 1 A340-300 (395), (ILF) LEASED, ORIGINALLY ORDERED FOR SABENA (SAB).

JULY 2001: SHUTS DOWN THE FORMER ROYAL (ROY) CARGO OPERATIONS AND IS CURRENTLY WET-LEASING 4 ALLCANADA EXPRESS (EXM) 727F'S. MAY LATER FORM ITS OWN CARGO DIVISION.

1ST QUARTER = +C$6.1 MILLION. FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 = +C$18.1 MILLION (+C$9.6 MILLION).

IN OCTOBER 2001, TO DELHI (2/WEEK), AND VANCOUVER - DELHI (WEEKLY WESTBOUND VIA ANCHORAGE). VANCOUVER - DELHI WILL OPERATE DIRECT VIA POLAR ROUTE (A340-300, 32C (60 INCHES PITCH), 264Y. IN NOVEMBER 2001, TO MUMBAI (A330-200, 18C, 309Y) VIA LONDON GATWICK (LGW).

1 737-201 (22273), (USA) LEASED. 1 A320-212 (CFM56-5A1), EX-VOLARE (VLR), GATX (GAX) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2001: 2ND QUARTER = -$10.1 MILLION (+$3.4 MILLION): DUE TO ACQUISITION OF ROYAL (ROY) & CANJET (CNJ), UK OUTBREAK OF FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE, DEVALUATION OF EUROPEAN CURRENCIES VS USA $ AND ADDITIONAL CAPACITY (ASK'S).

OCTOBER 2001: GOVERNMENT GIVES (ATW) A LOAN GUARANTEE OF C$75 MILLION STATING "IT IS IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THE COMPETITION IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY." (ATW) IS CANADA'S 2ND LARGEST AIRLINE, FLYING 41 AIRPLANES TO >100 DESTINATIONS. THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRED "CERTAIN REQUISITES." HENCE, (ATW) HAS PLANNED A -20% PAY CUT, REDUCED CAPACITY, AND SLASHED JOBS.

1 A340-313X, (ILF) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2001: MAY SEEK BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. COULD CEASE OPERATIONS IF NOT ALLOWED TO ABANDON ROYAL AVIATION (ROY) AND FIRE ITS 1,400 WORKERS. NEEDS TO CUT OPERATIONS BY -30% IMMEDIATELY. LATER WAS PLACED IN BANKRUPTCY, DOOMING -4,400 JOBS.

737-201 (21816) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

DECEMBER 2001: 1 A319-112 (1598) RETURNED TO TYCO (TCI) & 4 A320'S (427; 579; 645; 671) RETURNED TO (ILF), ALL LEASED TO SKYSERVICE (SKB).

JANUARY 2002: (ATW) PLANNERS ARE SECURING INVESTORS FOR A 2-PHASE PROGRAM TO RETURN THE BANKRUPT CARRIER TO THE SKIES. SOME OF THE POTENTIAL INVESTORS INCLUDING JOHN MULLEN, HEAD OF "APPLE VACATIONS."

2 757-236 (24118; 24119) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS), LEASED TO TRANSMERIDIAN (TAL), EX-ROYAL (ROY).

MARCH 2002: CANADA 3000 CARGO SURVIVES WITH NEW NAME "CARGOJET CANADA" WITH FLEET: 4 727-200'S OPERATED BY AIR CANADA (ACN) EXPRESS, WITH 1 737-200, 2 BEECH 99'S, AND A METRO II TO PROVIDE 20% OF CANADA'S DOMESTIC OVERNIGHT CARGO CAPACITY.

APRIL 2002: A320-212 (132, C-GVXH), RETURNED TO (GAX).

July 2003: A310-300 (435) parted out.

May 2004: Plans to restart operations. Initially between Hamilton and Toronto to Acapulco, Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cartagena, Fort Lauderdale, Havana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta, Santo Domungo, St Maarten, St Petersburg, and Varadero. For summer 2005, flights to Belfast, Birmingham, London Stansted, & Prestwick, including a Hamilton - Prestwick (2/week) scheduled service.

Fleet:
(definitions)

November 2001:

0 737-201 (JT8D) (680-22273, C-FJLB), (USA) LSD 2001-07.

0 757-23A (RB211-535E4) (220-24293, /89 C-FOOH; 333-24924, /91 C-FXOK), (AWW) LSD.

0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (280-24544, /90 C-FXOF; 457-25621, /92 C-FXOO, RF (JMA) 11/00; 723-28161, /96 C-FOON), (ILF) LSD, (ETOPS).

1 A310-300 (435; 440), RTND (GEF), ST XS AVIATION, UK. 435 PARTED OUT 2003-07.

0 A319-112 (CFM56) (1598) RTND, LST (SKB) 2001-12. 142 PAX.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5-A3) (645; 671; RTND, LST (SKB), EX-(MON).

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A1) (427; 579; RTND LST (SKB) 2001-12.

0 A320-212 (379, C-GZCD; 389, C-GXBB), RTND (MON) 2001-05.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-A1) (132), EX-(VLR), (GAX) LSD 2001-07.

0 A330-202 (CF6-80E1) (205; 211), (ILF) 8 YR LSD, (SWS) MAINT. 340Y.

0 A330-202 (CF6-80E1) (272), (ILF) 8 YR LSD, (SWS) MAINT. 340Y.

0 ORDERS A340, (SIA) LSD (385) NTU.

0 A340-313X (395, C-GZIA), (ILF) LSD 2001-09.

Management:
(definitions)

JOHN LECKY, CHAIRMAN.

DON KENNEDY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

ROBERT DELUCE, PRESIDENT.

ANGUS KINNEAR, PRESIDENT & (CEO).

AL PIDGEON, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (1998-02).

VIC CHARLEBOIS, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS (YYZ002T) (charlesv@c3000.com).

CAPT WALTER WOLFE, MANAGER FLIGHT SAFETY (YYZ002T).
(wplfew@c3000.com).

MARTIN ANDREWS, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) (1998-02).

JOHN BARNES, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL SERVICES AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE.
(barnesj@c3000.com) (YYZ002T).

PHIL WOODWARD, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE HANGAR.

PETER MARTIN, MANAGER TECHNICAL RECORDS.

MARK BEETHAM, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE.

STEVE HASKINS, MANAGER PLANNING/TECHNICAL RECORDS.

AL VAN COULART, PLANNING CONTROLLER.

 
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