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Name: CUSTOM AIR TRANSPORT
7JetSet7 Code: CUS
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
Country: USA
Employees 17
Web: customairtransport.net
Email: cargoplane@aol.com
Telephone: +1 (954) 523-4211
Fax: +1 (305) 670-7787
Sita: FLL DXXH
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
CUS-NEWSMAR04
CUS-NEWSMAR04A
CUS-SEP04

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1995. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
4160 RAVENSWOOD ROAD, SUITE 214
FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33312, USA

USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.

AUGUST 1996: REORGANIZED INTO CUSTOM AIR PARTS IN DENISON, TEXAS, AND CUSTOM AIR TRANSPORT, WITH HQ IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

MAIN BASE IS DETROIT.

SERVICES TO CLEVELAND, AND KANSAS CITY HAS BOOSTED THE ALL-CARGO OPERATIONS.

SITA: FLLDXXH.

NOVEMBER 1996: HQ AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS MOVED TO FORT LAUDERDALE.

DECEMBER 1996: TO OPERATE 727F'S FOR HINDUJA CARGO SERVICES, A NEW (DLH) CARGO VENTURE (40% SHARE). TO OPERATE TO SHARJAH, (UAE), FROM SIX CITIES, IN INDIA.

MAY 1997: RICHARD SARTINI, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, EX-CARNIVAL AIRLINES (CVL).

1 727-100F (18896) DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1997: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S INTERSTATE & FOREIGN COMBI SERVICE, LIMITING FLEET TO 5 CARGO, & 2 PASSENGER AIRPLANES.

LAKELAND, FLORIDA HQ, WITH CHARTER SERVICE TO CARIBBEAN, USING TRADE NAME "TROPIC AIR," USING 1 727-200, 172 PAX, LEASED. TO ADD 2ND 727-231, 149 PAX AFTER 6 MONTHS. TO OPERATE SHORT AND LONG TERM WET-LEASE CONTRACTS WITH DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, TRAVEL AGENTS, CHARTER BROKERS FOR SPORTING EVENTS & CRUISE LINES, PLUS DOMESTIC, & FOREIGN CHARTERS, FOR SCHEDULED AIR CARRIERS. BY END OF 1ST YEAR, PLANS FOR 4 AIRPLANES. 1ST AIRPLANE DELIVERS OCTOBER 1997.

IN 1ST YEAR OF OPERATIONS, DID WET-LEASE CHARTERS FOR (DHL), EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF), (KHC), & USA POSTAL SERVICE, WITH 5 727-200F'S.

NOVEMBER 1997: 1 727-291F (19991), EX-FRONTIER AIRLINES (FRO), (ARV) SUBLEASED.

DECEMBER 1997: RETURNS 4 727-243F (22052; 22053; 22167; 22168) TO LESSOR.

MARCH 1998: 1 727-200F (22439), EX-(TFU), (IAL) LEASED.

APRIL 1998: VOLUNTARILY CEASES OPERATIONS DUE TO FLIGHT OPERATIONS TRAINING PROCEDURES DISCREPANCIES.

DARRYL HICKEY, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

MAY 1998: RESUMES OPERATIONS WITH 2 AIRPLANES. WILL ADD MORE AIRPLANES FOR SUMMER OPERATIONS.

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = -$614,000 (+$529,000).

DECEMBER 1998: 1 727-44C (20476), QUICK COMPANY LEASED.

MAY 1999: TOM WARNER, GENERAL MANAGER. CLARENCE NICHOLS, SUPERVISOR INSPECTION.

AUGUST 1999: 17 ORDERS L-1011-200's (1110; 1116; 1124; 1130; 1137; 1144; 1148; 1149; 1160; 1161; 1170; 1171; 1175; 1187; 1190; 1192; 1214), EX-SAUDI ARABIAN (SVA).

OCTOBER 1999: 2 727-200F's, FOR TOTAL 8. 1 727-31F (18905), EX-EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF).

NOVEMBER 1999: DAN GREEMAN, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, EX-CHALLENGE AIR CARGO (CHA).

1998 = +$316,000 (-$337,000).

BUYS 6 737-268's (20576; 20577; 20578; 20882; 21275; 21276) & 2 737-268C (20574; 20575) FROM SAUDI ARABIAN (SVA). ALREADY PURCHASED 16 L-1011'S, EX-(SVA).

DECEMBER 1999: CLARENCE NICHOLS, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL, REPLACES BILL HOFFMAN, WHO JOINED MIAMI AIR (MIB).

APRIL 2000: MARK SWIDERSKI, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE. BOB BURNS, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL, REPLACES MAURICE MARTIN.

AUGUST 2000: JOHN RUDD, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, REPLACES MARK SWIDERSKI.

SEPTEMBER 2000: BOB BURNS, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL, RESIGNS TO JOIN PLANET AIRWAYS (PLN).

DECEMBER 2000: DAVE MORALES, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

FEBRUARY 2001: PAUL O'DELL, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

SEPTEMBER 2001: SEVERAL AIRPLANES ARE OPERATED IN A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH CHARTER AMERICA, A CHARTER-BROKERAGE COMPANY.

1 727-281F (20725, N902PG), EX-ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

April 2002: 727-231F (21630, N24343), (PSS) LEASED.

June 2002: 1 727-231 (21986, N54354), (PSS) leased.

October 2002: 1 727-225F (21861, N8892Z), Jet Engines & Aircraft Leasing. 727-291F (19991, N496BN), returned to lessor.

November 2002: Gary White, Director Quality Control, replaced Richard Weber, who left the company.

1 727-2J7F (20879, N128NA), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

December 2002: 727-200F (21952, N742RW) delivery.

March 2003: Coopesa (COO) is performing "C" maintenancecheck on Custom Air Transport (CUS) 727-31F (18905).

March 2004: Tony Romeo, majority owner of (CUS) makes an $11.5 million offer for bankrupt Arrow Air (ARW).

June 2004: 727-222F (19908), transferred from Ryan International (RYN), wet-leased to Menlo.

July 2004: 727-222F (19912, N7639U), wet-leased to Emery Air Freight (EAF).

September 2004: (http://www.customairtransport.net).

(inquiries@customairtransport.net)

Parent organization/shareholders: Richard & Lynda Wellman (100%).

Subsidiary of Charter America Inc.

October 2004: 727-2K5F (21852, N909PG), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

December 2005: 727-31F (18905), sold to Tropical Air Trading.

May 2006: 8 727-222Fs (19908; 19911; 19912; 19913; 19915; 20037; 20038; 20039), ex-United Airlines (UAL), purchased from Emery Air Freight (EAF).

June 2006: Custom Air Transport (CUS), a freight hauler in the medium-range and short-haul cargo markets, handed out furlough letters to all flight crews (FC) last week. The airline will park its 14 owned 727s on June 30 when the final flying for (UPS) ends.

A contact at the airline who declined to be identified said the airplanes were being parked because they had no firm contracts. They are currently seeking other contracts, but there are no projections for recalls.

(CUS) is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and supports Emery Worldwide (EAF)'s ground operations and charter flights originating in Dayton, Ohio. In 2005, (CUS) acquired the Dayton hangar facility previously owned and operated by Emery (EAF)/Menlo Services.

August 2006: 727-2K5F (21852, N909PG), sold to Charter America, leased to Amerijet (AMJ.

September 2006: 727-222F (19915, N7642U), sold to Inversa Panama, leased to AeroSucre (SUS).

October 2006: Custom Air Transport (CUS) operates cargo services on behalf of Charter America, and also flies on behalf of USA freight forwarder, Eagle Global Logistics.

(IATA) Code: 5R - 820. (ICAO) Code: CTT - CATT.

Parent organization/shareholders: Anthony Romeo (100%).

(cargoplane@aol.com).

Main Base: Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport (FLL).

Domestic, Freight Destinations: Chicago; & Dayton.

International, Freight Destination: Mexico City.

February 2007: 727-222F (19913, N764OU), sold to FHE Inc.

August 2007: 727-225F (21856, N8887Z), sold to Transmile Air Services (TML).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
CUS-727-200F

May 2013:

0 727-22QC (JT8D-7B HK) (434-19203, /67 N753AS), (QUC) LSD. RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 727-31F (JT8D-7B HK) (160-18905, /65 N220NE), EX-(EAL) 10/99, (ALC) LSD. WFU IN STORAGE 3/05. ST TROPICAL AIR TRADING 12/05. FREIGHTER.

0 727-44C (JT8D) (184-18896, /65 N723JE), EX-(SAA), PARTED OUT. FREIGHTER.

0 727-44C (JT8D-7B HK) (857-20476, /71 N2688Z), EX-(SAA), (QUC) LSD. RTND. (20476; FOR SALE BY DODSON INTERNATIONAL TEL: (800) 255-0034, APL IS LOCATED AT RANTOUL, KANSAS). FREIGHTER.

0 727-2B6F (JT8D HK) (1246-21298, /77 N721SK), (KAA) LSD 6/98. RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 727-2J7F (JT8D-15A HK) (1033-20879, /74 N128NA), (PSS) LSD 11/02. PARTED OUT 6/07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-2K5F (JT8D HK) (1553-21852, N909PG), (PSS) LSD 10/04. ST CHARTER AMERICA, LST (AMJ). FREIGHTER.

1 727-2M7 (JT8D-17R HK) (1206-21200, /76 N721RW; 1693-21952, /80 N742RW), PACIFIC AVIATION LSD 1/04. 21952; PARTED OUT 6/07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-2Q6F (JT8D-17R) (1540-21971, /79 N1279E), PACIFIC AVIATION LSD 12/02. (21971; FOR SALE/LEASE BY AVIATION ADVISORS INTL TEL: (941) 351-5400, APL LOCATED AT SARASOTA, FLORIDA). PARTED OUT 6/07. FREIGHTER.

3 727-222F (JT8D-7B HK) (653-19908, /68 N7635U; 668-19911, /68 N7638U; 670-19912, /68 N7639U; 672-19913, /68 N7640U; 681-19915, /69 N7642U; 701-20037, /69 N7643U; 716-20038, /69 N7644U; 720-20039 /69 N7645U), EX-(UAL), BF (EAF) 5/06. 19908; TRF (RYN) 6/04, WET-LST MENLO, LATER RTND. 19915; ST INVERSA PANAMA, LST (SUS) 9/06. 19913; ST FHE INC 2/07. 19902; 20038; 20039; PARTED OUT 6/07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-225F (JT8D-15 HK) (1537-21856, /79 N8887Z), (PSS) LSD 4/96. RTND. (21856; ST (TML) 8/07). FREIGHTER.

0 727-225F (JT8D-9A HK) (1554-21861, N8892Z), (QUC) LSD 10/02. RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 727-225F (JT8D HK) (22439), EX-(TFU), RTND (IAL), LST (CCA) 3/98. FREIGHTER.

1 727-231F (JT8D-219/15 Super 27) (1458-21630, /79 N24343; 1580-21986, /80 N54354), (PSS) LSD 5/02. 21986; ST AFRICAN HOLDINGS, LST (CMZ) 8/06. FREIGHTER.

0 727-232F (JT9D-7B HK) (917-20634, /73 N511PE), (PSS) LSD 1/02. PARTED OUT 6/07. FREIGHTER.

1 727-281F (JT8D-7B HK) (958-20725, /73 N902PG), EX-(ANA), (PSS) LSD 9/01. FREIGHTER.

0 727-291F (JT8D-9A HK) (521-19991, /68 N406BN), EX-(FRO), (QUC) LSD. RTT LESSOR 10/02. FREIGHTER.

6 737-268 (JT8D) (20576; 20577; 20578; 20882; 21275; 21276), EX-(SVA).

2 737-268C (JT8D) (20574; 20575), EX-(SVA).

17 L-1011-200 (RB211-524B) (1110; 1116; 1130; 1137; 1144; 1148; 1149; 1160; 1161; 1170; 1171; 1175; 1187; 1190; 1192; 1214), EX-(SVA) 8/99.

1 SABRELINER 60 (JT12A-8) (306-28, /68 N353CA), CORPORATE JET.

Management:
(definitions)

ANTHONY ROMEO, CHAIRMAN, (CEO) & OWNER.

RICHARD COZZI, PRESIDENT & (COO).

CHUCK LITTLE, (CFO).

TOM DUCKWORTH, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (tduckworth@customairtransport.net).

MERLE PRATT GRAY, CHIEF PILOT (operations@customairtransport.com).

JAMES MCGRATH, DIRECTOR SAFETY (9/00) (jmcgrath@customairtransport.com).

JOSEPH VERCILONE, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

GARY WHITE, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL & CHIEF INSPECTOR (11/02), (gwhite@customairtransport.net) (qualitycontrol@customairtransport.com).
(Telephone: 954 523 4211 EXT 16) (FAX: 954 584 9322).

JOE VERCILONE, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (11/02).

SAM DEGRECO, MANAGER TRAINING (4/00).

MS BEVERLY DAVIS, MANAGER TECHNICAL RECORDS.

 
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