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Name: CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: CAW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: GATWICK AIRPORT
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 3000
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Sita: LGWBEKG
Background
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FOUNDED IN 1988. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

OCTOBER 1995: TO NORTH AMERICA, CARIBBEAN, AFRICA, FAR EAST, & EUROPE.

FOLLOWING SALE OF AIRLINE TO INSPIRATION TRAVEL GROUP, 3 757'S RETURNED TO BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

NOVEMBER 1995: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2R), (POL) LEASED.

APRIL 1996: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (47838), EX-(PAL), (GUI) LEASED.

JUNE 1996: 1 L-1011-50 (1145), EX-(OPE), TO OPERATE AS ATLANTA AIRWAYS. 1 L-1011-1 (1022) & 2 MD-87'S (49389; 49706). 2 (TNS) WET-LEASED FOR SUMMER SEASON & 1 (AID) WET-LEASED.

APRIL 1997: TO DO PEAK SUMMER WET-LEASE OPERATIONS FOR (ARL), DUBLIN & SHANNON TO NEWARK.

MAY 1997: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2), EX-CORSAIR (COR).

JUNE 1997: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (46998), (CHA) WET-LEASED FOR
4 MONTHS.

AUGUST 1997: 1 DC-10-30, EX-(BNG) (47818) (CF6-50C2).

SEPTEMBER 1997: 5 YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO (ATD) FOR A320 FLEET.

OCTOBER 1997: CARLSON LEISURE GROUP UK (DIVISION OF CARLSON COMPANIES
MINNESOTA) BUYS TOUR OPERATOR INSPIRATIONS UK FOR $42 MILLION, INCLUDING 49% OF AIRLINE.

L-1011-100 (1093), RETURNED FROM AER LINGUS (ARL). 2 ORDERS (1998-03) A320-200'S (V2500-A1), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED (393; 394).

DECEMBER 1997: GAMCO (GUL) MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR "D" CHECKS ON L-1011-1 (1102) & L-1011-100 (1083).

RICK CONLEY, (CEO), EX-UNIJET MANAGING DIRECTOR. RESPONSIBILITIES COVER (CAW) & PEACH AIR (PCH), FORMERLY CARRIED OUT BY CLARE HOLLINGSWORTH, WHO REMAINS A DIRECTOR.

HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 2 DC-10-30'S & 6 L-1011'S TO FLS AEROSPACE (ATD).

FEBRUARY 1998: 1 A320-200 (V2500-A1), EX-(DRG).

MARCH 1998: $30 MILLION CONTRACT TO FLS AEROSPACE (ATD) FOR MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT FOR 2 DC-10-30'S & 6 L-1011'S.

APRIL 1998: 900 EMPLOYEES.

1ST QUARTER = 1.21 BILLION (RPK), 1.19 MILLION (FTK), 347,000 PAX.

1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (47818), EX-(BNG), LEASED FROM BOEING. EXTENDED LEASE OF 3 A320'S (V2500) (354; 357; 411) FROM KE AIRCRAFT LEASING, JAPAN TO 2003.

JUNE 1998: 1 A300B4-203, EX-FINNAIR (FIN), AIR SCANDIC WET-LEASED FOR 6 MONTHS. 3 L-1011-385-1'S (50) (1022; 1054; 1072), AIR ATLANTIC ICELANDIC (AID) 6 MTH LEASED. 1 L-1011-385 (100) (1231), (AID) LEASED TIL 1998-10.

OCTOBER 1998: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$1.8 MILLION (-$805,000).

OWNER OF (CAW), CARLSON CO, WHO ALSO OWNS PEACH AIR (PCH), AGREES TO MERGE ITS LEISURE TRAVEL GROUP WITH THOMAS COOK (OWNS FLYING COLOURS (FLN)).

2 A320'S (393; 394) SUB-LEASED TO RYAN INTERNATIONAL (RYN) 1998-12 TO 1999-04. A300B4-203 (299) RETURNED TO AIR SCANDIC.

DECEMBER 1998: 1 A320-200 (443), EX-(DRG), (ILF) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1999: THOMAS COOK, OWNER OF FLYING COLOURS (FLN) MERGES ITS LEISURE TRAVEL/FINANCIAL SERVICES WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS OF CARLSON LEISURE GROUP UK (CALEDONIAN (CAW), PEACH AIR (PCH) AND PREUSSAG, HAPAG LLOYD (HAP).

APRIL 1999: 900 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LGWBEKG.

MAY 1999: L-1011-1 (1102, /75) PARTED OUT. 4 L-1011'S (1022; 1072; 1221; 1231), AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID) WET-LEASED TIL 1999-10.

JUNE 1999: TO VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN (DC-10).

SEPTEMBER 1999: AMALGAMATION OF (CAW) WITH FLYING COLOURS (FLN) TO CHANGE NAME TO "JMC AIRLINES" (AFTER SON OF OWNER, THOMAS COOK) AND WILL HAVE PREDOMINANTLY GREEN COLOR SCHEME.

ALL (CAW) L-1011'S WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE AND REPLACED BY 757'S. COMBINED FLEET: 15 757-200, 2 DC-10-30, 1 A300B4, & 10 A320'S. AS OWNER INCLUDING GERMAN (HTU) GROUP, HAPAG LLOYD (HAP), A FURTHER FLEET CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. (CAW) ENGINEERING STAFF WERE OFFERED RELOCATION TO MANCHESTER.

NOVEMBER 1999: 4 L-1011'S (1083; 1093; 1101; 1106), PARTED OUT.

DECEMBER 1999: JMC (JMA) TO OPERATE UNDER ITS OWN AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (AOC) IN 2000-03.

POSSIBLE 757-300 FOR 2001-04. 1ST 2 AIRPLANES IN NEW (JMA) COLORS ARE A320 (G-BXKB) AND 757-200 (G-FCLF).

MARCH 2000: NAME CHANGED TO "JMC AIR" (JMA). NAMED AFTER COMPANY PARENT THOMAS COOK'S SON'S INITIALS (JOHN MASON COOK). JMC AIR INCLUDES THE MERGER OF (CAW), FLYING COLOURS (FLN) AND PEACH AIR (PCH).

JULY 2000: 1999 = 7.39 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (-10.2%); 2.66 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT (-71.2%); 2.62 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (-6.4%); 900 EMPLOYEES. FOR FURTHER DATA, SEE (JMA).

Fleet:
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CAW-A320

July 2000:

2 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (47838, EX-(PAL), /80 "LOCH ROAG"), (GUI) LSD.

1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (46998), (CHA) 4 MTH WET-LSD.

1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (305-47818, /80), EX-(BNG), (MDF) LSD.

2 MD-87 (49389/49706), (TNS) WET-LSD FOR SUMMER.

4 L-1011-50 (1054; 1072), MAINT BY (ATD), RTND (AID) 1999-10.

4 L-1011 (1022; 1072; 1221; 1231), RTND (AID) 1999-10.

5 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (354, /92 "KATRINE," 357, /92 "LAKE HOURN," 411, /93 "LOCH TAY," 413 KAWASAKI LSD; 393 /92; 394 /92; BOTH (ILF) 5 YR LSD), (ATD) MAINT. (393; 394) WET-LST (RYN) TIL 1999-04.

1 A320-200 (V2500) (443), EX-(DRG), (ILF) LSD 1998-12.

Management:
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EAMONN MULLANEY, CHAIRMAN.

RICK CONLEY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) AND MANAGING DIRECTOR (1997-12).

BRIAN BRADBURY, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.

STEVE SELLS, TECHNICAL SUPPORT & PLANNING MANAGER (LGWMVKG),

 
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