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Name: AEROCONTINENTE CHILE
7JetSet7 Code: CCL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: SANTIAGO
Country: CHILE
Employees 300
Web: aerocontinente.com.pe
Email: aerocont@aerocontinente.com.pe
Telephone: (2) 204 08 73
Fax: (2) 209 23 58
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

ESTABLISHED IN 1999. DOMESTIC, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

MAY 2000: STARTS SERVICE TO CONCEPCION. WILL EXPAND TO IQUIQUE & ANTOFAGASTA. WITHIN 1 YEAR, EXPECTS TO GAIN 40% OF CHILE DOMESTIC MARKET.

OSVALDO ADASME, HEAD ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

8 737-200'S.

JUNE 2000: LEONEL RUBIO, POWERPLANT MANAGER.

SEPTEMBER 2000: USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S BROAD CHILE - USA FLIGHTS.

AEROCONTINENTE CHILE (CCL) IS 51% OWNED BY JORGE PORTILLA BARRAZA, A CHILEAN CITIZEN, AND 49% OWNED BY AERO CONTINENTE (COH), PERU. LAZLO DANIEL, QUALITY MANAGER. JUAN CARLOS SANDOVAL, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING, EX-(LAN) CHILE.

OCTOBER 2000: LAZSLO DANIEL, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) LEFT THE COMPANY.

DECEMBER 2000: RICARDO SCHOMBURGKL, GENERAL MANAGER, REPLACES ITALO
GUERINONI.

1 737-130 (20212, CC-CJO); 4 737-201'S (20211, N288CD; 20212, CC-CJM; 20214, CC-CJN; 20215, CC-CJQ), PALM AIR LEASED. 1 767-219ER (24150, CC-CJP), AERO CONTINENTE (COH) LEASED

JULY 2001: LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS ("SANTIAGO DAILY EL MERCURIO") THAT AERO CONTINENTE CHILE (CCL) HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY FOR ILLICIT PURPOSES AND LAUNDERING FUNDS FOR DRUG TRAFFICERS, INCLUDING ARREST OF 3 HIGH-LEVEL EXECUTIVES, AND IMPOUNDING OF 6 737 AIRPLANES. 2 OF THOSE ARRESTED WERE JORGE PORTILLA BARRAZA, PRESIDENT AND JORGE RICARDO SCHOMBURK, GENERAL MANAGER.

300 EMPLOYEES.

AERO CONTINENTE CHILE (CCL) CEASES OPERATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 2001: AFTER CHARGES WERE OVERTURNED BY CHILEAN SUPREME COURT, AERO CONTINENTE CHILE (CCL) RESUMES OPERATIONS WITH LONG-HAUL SANTIAGO - PUENTA ARENAS (6/WEEK). ARRESTED (CCL) EXECUTIVES HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

NOVEMBER 2001: RUDY STRANGE, GENERAL MANAGER. LAZLO DANIEL, LINE MAINTENANCE MANAGER, HAS LEFT THE COMPANY. HERIBERTO POZO, RELIABILITY MANAGER, REPLACES JORGE RIVEROS.

DECEMBER 2001: MARIO CASTRO, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING REPLACES JUAN CARLOS SANDOVAL.

JANUARY 2002: CREDITORS PLACED AERO CONTINENTE CHILE (CCL) UNDER PROTECTION FROM BANKRUPTCY SO IT MAY CONTINUE TO OPERATE WHILE RESTRUCTURING ITS $17.1 MILLION DEBTS.

OSVALDO ADASME, ENGINEERING MANAGER RESIGNS AND LEAVES THE COMPANY.

MARCH 2002: (http://www.aerocontinente.com.pe). (aerocont@aerocontinente.com.pe).

1 737-3Q4 (24208, /88 S7-RGL), EX-TRANSBRASIL (TBL), (ILF) LEASED.

APRIL 2002: LIMA, PERU COURT FINDS FERNAND ZEVALLOS NOT GUILTY.

July 2002: Declares bankruptcy after local (DGAC) regulatory authority strips Aero Continente Chile (CCL) of its license for "not complying with minimum conditions to operate safely." (CCL)'s fleet was immediately flown to (COH) to avoid impoundment by the authorities.

March 2006: 737-201 (20211), sold to EGA - Ecuato Guineana de Aviacion (ECV).

Fleet:
(definitions)

July 2002:

1 737-130 (JT8D) (50-19059, CC-CJO), EX-(COH).

4 737-201 (JT8D-9A) (141-20211, N288CD; 159-20212, CC-CJM; 172-20214, CC-CJN; 207-20215, CC-CJQ), PALM AIRE LSD 2000-12. 120Y.

1 737-204 (JT8D) (162-19712, /69, OB-1723), EX-(BRI), (COH) LSD.

1 737-247 (JT8D) (126-19616, /69, CC-CJO), EX-(WAL), (COH) LSD.

1 737-3Q4 (CFM56-3) (1490-24208, /88 S7-RGL), EX-(TBL), (ILF) LSD 2002-03.

0 757-2G5 (227-24451, OB-1788-P), RTND (GAX) 2004-09.

0 767-219ER (239-24150, PT-TAG), (COH) LSD 2000-12, RTND 2001-08.

Management:
(definitions)

JORGE PORTILLA BARRAZA, PRESIDENT (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

FELIX GONZALEZ DIAZ, GENERAL DIRECTOR.

RUDY STANGE, GENERAL MANAGER (2001-11).

MARIO CASTRO, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (2001-12).

LEONIDAS FRANKLIN, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (2001-12).

FRANCISCO SPIEGEL, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS
(aercont@ctcreuna.cl).

LEONEL RUBIO, POWERPLANT MANAGER (2000-05).

HERIBERTO POZO, RELIABILITY MANAGER (2001-11).

 
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