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Airlines

Name: BAIKAL AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: BKL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CIS
City: IRKUTSK
Country: RUSSIA
Employees 2500
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Background
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FORMER AEROFLOT (ARO) DIVISION. THE PARENT COMPANY IS BAIKALAVIA OBEDINENIE. A K A BAIKAL AVIA. REGIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow, and its official language is Russian.

JANUARY 1994: ACCDT: A BAIKAL AIRLINES (BKL) TU-154 CRASHED ON TAKEOFF AT IRKUTSK AIRPORT, = ALL 9 (FC) - (CA)/115 FATALITIES.

JUNE 1995: 40% EMPLOYEES, 25.5% STATE.

TU-154M LEASED FOR TWO SUMMER MONTHS. POSSIBLE LEASE OF 2ND 757 EX-(RBA). CHARTER OPERATIONS TO ANTALYA, TURKEY, VARNA AND BURGAS, BULGARIA, BARCELONA & MADRID WITH 757 & TU-154M.

AUGUST 1995: PRIVATIZATION COMPLETED. MARK BOND OF ANGLO-RUSSIAN FINANCE BOUGHT THE CONTROLLING INTEREST. NEW MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH PEMCO.

3 ORDERS (9 & 11/95) 757-200'S, (ILF) LEASED, EX-ROYAL BRUNEI AIRLINES (RBA). TU-154M RETURNED FROM CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW).

NOVEMBER 1995: SERGEI SESSIKOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR, EX-AEROFLOT (ARO).

A CONSORTIUM OF WESTERN COMPANIES IS TO INVEST $350 MILLION IN NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT IRKUTSK.

(BKL) IS TRYING TO LOCATE MORE 757'S FOR LEASE.

MARCH 1996: CUSTOMS AT IRKUTSK SEIZED 757 AIRPLANE FOR IMPORT DUTY ($21M).

OCTOBER 1996: EMPIRE CAPITAL CORP RECEIVED DEPOSIT FROM BAIKAL AIRLINES (BKL) ON 757-200ER (RB211-535E4), WITH LEASED USED VALUE OF $38M.

JANUARY 1997: BAIKAL AIRLINES (BKL) SUES EMPIRE CAPITAL CORPORATION FOR $250,000 FOR ACQUISITION OF 1986 757, WHICH WAS NEVER ACQUIRED.

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 TU-154M (91A-868, RA-85695), LEASED TO PULKOVO AIRLINES (STG).

SEPTEMBER 2000: 1 TU-154B-2 (80A-453, RA-85453) TO RUSAVIA.

DECEMBER 2000: 1 TU-154M (90A-861, RA-85690) TO DAALLO AIRLINES (DAO).

AUGUST 2001: 1 TU-154B2 (81A-503, RA-85503) LEASED TO TESIS AIRLINES.

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July 2003:

0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (612-26269, /94 N321LF), (ILF) LEASED, (ETOPS), RTND, LST (AVI), 200 PAX.

0 ORDERS 757-200, (ILF) LSD, EX-(RBA), 3 CANCELED.

12 AN-2.

8 AN-12.

11 AN-24.

7 AN-26.

7 IL-76MD/T/TD.

6 TU-154B (80A-453, RA-85453, TO RUSAVIA, 9/00). 81A-503, RA-85503; LST TESIS 8/01. 80A-453, RA-85453 TO (DAU) 11/02.

9 TU-154M (91A-868, RA-85695), LST (STG) 2/00 (90A-861, RA-85690, TO (DAO) 12/00).

11 MI-8/17.

20 YAK-40.

Management:
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VLADIMIR KOVALENKO, DIRECTOR GENERAL (T: 7-3952) 543-770).

SERGEI SESSIKOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR (EX-(ARO) (1995-11).

GENNADY GUCHECK, GENERAL DIRECTOR.

VLADIMIR GENNADIEVICH, ACTING DIRECTOR AVIATION & TECHNICAL COMPLEX
(T: 7-3952) 543-770).

ALEXEI PODRESOV, VICE DIRECTOR AVIATION/TECHNICAL.

VICTOR PRESKUR, CHIEF ENGINEER 757 MAINTENANCE.

VOLONTIN ZARUBIN, CHIEF ENGINEER RELIABILITY.

KAFKA ABRAHAM, BEDEK STATION MANAGER.

 
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