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Name: CARGO LION
7JetSet7 Code: CGO
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LUXEMBOURG
Country: LUXEMBOURG
Employees 120
Web: cargolion.com
Email: mdollinger@cargolion.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: LUXCLCR
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1992. AKA COMPANIA DE EXPLOTACION DE AVIONES CARGUEROS. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

SEPTEMBER 2002. SERVICE BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, FAR EAST, SOUTH AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA.

STARTED INTIALLY AS CARGO LION AG, SWITZERLAND. SUBSIDIARY IS TRANSLUX INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES/AIRMEC.

MAJOR OWNERS ARE CAPTAIN BERTRAM POHL, PRESIDENT, RICHARD DE LION, AND MILTON HEIER, CHIEF PILOT.

BASED AT FINDEL AIRPORT.

OPERATES DC-8'S, IBERIA AIRLINES (IBE) WET-LEASED.

APRIL 1998: 50 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 36 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 10 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

AUGUST 1998: TRANSLUX A310-300 MAINTAINED BY SABENA TECHNICS (SAB).

SEPTEMBER 1998: DC-8-62F (45920), EX-BUFFALO AIRWAYS (BUF), AVIATION LEASING GROUP LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 120 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 50 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 40 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: LUXCLCR.

(http://www.cargolion.com). (clion@cargolion.com).

2 ORDERS (NOVEMBER 1999) DC-10-30F'S (46949; 47831), EX-BRITISH (BAB), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY AERONAVALI.

SEPTEMBER 1999: SUBSIDIARY TRANSLUX CARGO AWARDS $70M MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO BEDEK (IAI)/(GE) ENGINE SERVICES FOR AIRFRAME & ENGINES FOR 2 DC-10-30F'S.

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 DC-10-30F (47831, LX-TLD), STANSBOROUGH LEASED.

APRIL 2000: 120 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 50 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 40 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(mdollinger@cargolion.com).

CANCELED DC-10-30F (46949), EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

FEBRUARY 2001: 1/1 DC-8-62F (45925) & 1 DC-10-30F (47831) WET-LEASED TO AEROSHELL, QUITO, ECUADOR, TO TRANSPORT FRESH FLOWERS TO MIAMI AND EUROPE.

APRIL 2001: CARGO LION (CGO) DECLARED BANKRUPT. AIRPLANE OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) REVOKED. TO BE LIQUIDATED.

September 2002: DC-8-62F (319-45920) returned to RMF LLC.

Fleet:
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CGO

April 2001:

1 DC-8-62 (333-45925, /68), EX-(SWS), WET-LST (ECU) 2001-02.

1 DC-8-62CF (347-45960, /68 LX-TLA), EX-(ALI).

0 DC-8-62F, EX-BUF, ALW LSD (319-45920, /68 LX-TLC), EX-(SWS). RTND 2002-09.

1 DC-8-72F.

0 DC-10-30F (327-47831, LX-TLD), EX-(BAB), CONV TO F BY AERONAVALI, MAINT BY (IAI), OPS BY TRANSLUX CARGO; 47831 WET-LST (ECU) 2001-02. 47831 ST (GRB), LST (DAR) 2001-08.

1 A310-324 (PW4152) (594, /91 LX-TXA), OPS BY SUBSIDIARY TRANSLUX, MAINT BY (SAB), 254Y.

Management:
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CAPTAIN BERTRAM POHL, PRESIDENT.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ DEL CASTILLO, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

THEO BODEM, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (LUXCLCR).

JOEL VALLAT, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (LUXCLCR) (2000-09), (jvallat@cargolion.com).

STAN COOKE, MANAGER ENGINEERING.

 
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