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Airlines

Name: EASTWIND AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: ESW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: GREENSBORO
Country: USA
Employees 145
Web: eastwindairlines.com
Email: xann68a@prodigy.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1993. THE "BEE LINE," USED IN LOGO.

DECEMBER 1995: ADDED SERVICE FROM ITS TRENTON BASE, NEW JERSEY, VIA GREENSBORO TO JACKSONVILLE & WEST PALM BEACH (737'S).

MARCH 1996: RICHMOND, VIRGINIAA TO PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. NOW 6 CITIES.

MAY 1996: TO ATLANTA FOR THE OLYMPICS WITH 737-200'S WITH STOPS AT RICHMOND AND GREENSBORO. SERVES GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT, WINSTON-SALEM, RICHMOND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, AND BOSTON.

JULY 1996: 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRENTON-MERCER AIRPORT OPERATIONS INCLUDING VIP APPEARANCE. A 737 "NICHE" OPERATOR.

FEBRUARY 1997: TO TAMPA FROM TRENTON, NEW JERSEY/GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.

APRIL 1997: 100 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 44 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAY 1997: HERMAN GILLIS, PRESIDENT.

TAMPA - GREENSBORO.

OCTOBER 1997: WASHINGTON DULLES TO TRENTON, NEW JERSEY & ONTO GREENSBORO.

2 ORDERS (4/98) 737-7AD'S.

DECEMBER 1997: 1 737-200 (19614) (NORDAM HUSHKITS), EX-(NAX), CIS AIR 2 YEAR LEASED, DALFORT AVIATION "C" CHECK & PAINT.

APRIL 1998: REINSTATES TRENTON - BOSTON SERVICE.

100 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 30 FC & 10 MT).

+1 737-200 (309VA).

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 55M RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC) (+47%) 31% LF (LOAD FACTOR), 77K PASSENGERS (PAX) (+35.1%).

1ST 737-700 DELIVERY.

JULY 1998: AFTER 3 YEARS OPERATIONS, IS STILL SEARCHING FOR VIABLE ROUTE NETWORK & PROFITABLE GROWTH STRATEGY. NEXT MONTH, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - BOSTON/WASHINGTON DULLES (HOPING TO ATTRACT ROCHESTER-BASED XEROX & KODAK).

NOW 270 EMPLOYEES WITH "MULTIPLE HATS."

QUALIFIES 2ND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR, AERO CORPORATION, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, FOR "B" & "C" CHECKS.

AUGUST 1998: INCREASES SERVICE IN 9/98 FROM 2 TO 3 DAILY FLIGHTS FROM ROCHESTER, NEW YORK & GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, TO BOSTON AND WASHINGTON DULLES.

HERMAN GILLIS, PRESIDENT, WILL STEP DOWN TO VP OPERATIONS BEFORE END OF 1998.

APPROVES SPAR AEROSPACE (FORMERLY CAE AVIATION), EDMONTON FOR "C" CHECKS IN ADDITION TO AERO CORP, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, & TIMCO, GREENSBORO.

2ND 737-700 DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1998: TERRY HALLCOM, PRESIDENT & CEO, EX-US AIR SHUTTLE (TSI).

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = -$6.56M (-$5.05M) (NET LOSS).

NOVEMBER 1998: TO NEW YORK LAGUARDIA.

FEBRUARY 1999: TO BOSTON (737) LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. DOUBLES
ITS HUB OPERATION AT GREENSBORO. INCREASES SERVICE TO ORLANDO, PHILADELPHIA, PITTSBURGH, & TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.

APRIL 1999: MIAMI (MIA) - GREENSBORO, - PHILADELPHIA, - ORLANDO (737-700).

100 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 30 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 40 CABIN ATTENDANT (CA), & 10 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.eastwindairlines.com). (xann68a@prodigy.com).

JULY 1999: TO ST PETERSBURG & ONTO PHILADELPHIA.

AFTER CONSULTANTS MORTON BEYER, AGNEW GAVE REPORT RE-RESTRUCTURING, TERRY HALLCOM, PRESIDENT & CEO, +2 VP'S WERE "RELIEVED OF THEIR DUTIES." REPORT: "EASTWIND AIRLINES (ESW) IS A RUDDERLESS SHIP & HAD SCHIZOPHRENIC SCHEDULING."

HERMAN GILLIS, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS, NAMED ACTING CEO.

AUGUST 1999: SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO PHILADELPHIA AND LAYS OFF -60 WORKERS, INCLUDING PILOTS, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, AIRPORT STAFF & OFFICE.

EASTWIND AIRLINES (ESW) IS UP FOR SALE OR OPEN TO MERGER OFFERS AT $10M. HAS 145 EMPLOYEES. 1ST 7 MONTHS = 112.26M RPM (+264%), 37.3% LF, 176K PAX (+147.9%).

SEPTEMBER 1999: SUSPENDS ALL SCHEDULED SERVICES.

JUNE 2000: 2 737-200's (20453; 20454), PARTED OUT.

JULY 2000: 1999 = -$5.88M (-$13.03M): 281M RPK (+27.4%); 40% LF; 325K PAX (-5%).

Fleet:
(definitions)

April 2001:

0 737-2H5 (JT8D-9A) (246-20453, /71 62 71; 247-20454, /71 62 70), (CIS) LSD. PARTED OUT 2000-06.

1 737-78J (CFM56-7B24) (41-28436; 72-28437), 28437 RTND (PSS), LST (SHA) 2001-03.

0 ORDER 737-700, 1 CANCELED.

Management:
(definitions)

JOHN AGLIALORO, CHAIRMAN.

TERRY HALLCOM, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (1998-09), EX-TSI, "RELIEVED OF DUTIES" - 1999-07.

HERMAN GILLIS, EX-VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS, (CEO) (ACTING).

DAWSON WIMMER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

WALTER OBUCHOWSKI, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1998-10).

BUD DAVIS, CHIEF OF INSPECTION.

MARK DAVIS, MANAGER MAINTENANCE CONTROL.

ROBERT THOMAS, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).

ROB SCHULL, MANAGER SPECIAL PROJECTS (1999-04).

 
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