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Name: FAST AIR
7JetSet7 Code: FAC
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: SANTIAGO
Country: CHILE
Employees 56
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Background
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FORMED IN 1978. FORMED BY A GROUP OF CHILEAN BUSINESSMEN. REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

JULY 1996: OWNED BY CUETO FAMILY AND BORIS HIRMAS WHO CONTROL (LAN). ALSO OWN MINORITY IN FLORIDA WEST (PAI) (25%).

TO BOGOTA, FRANKFURT, MIAMI (MIA), NEW YORK, PANAMA CITY, AND SAO PAULO.

1 747-200F, ATLAS AIR (TLS) WET-LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1996: FINED $200,000 FOR OPERATING MIAMI (MIA) - BRAZIL WITH
NO AUTHORITY. FAST AIR (FAC) SAID IT WAS WET-LEASED UNDER ATLAS AIR (TLS) WHICH DOES HAVE AUTHORITY. HALF OF FINE SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR PROVIDING NO FURTHER VIOLATIONS, OTHERWISE COULD LOSE OPERATIONS INTO USA.

FEBRUARY 1997: RENEWED ATLAS AIR (TLS) 747-200F CONTRACT FOR 3 YEARS.

AUGUST 1997: IN RENEWING FLORIDA WEST INTERNATIONAL (PAI)'S AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC), USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) ASKED WHAT WERE FAST AIR (FAC)'S CONNECTIONS? SEVERAL PRINCIPALS OF (FAC) OWN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION SERVICES WHICH HOLDS 25% OF (PAI) STOCK & ERNESTO RAMIREZ, SENIOR OFFICIAL OF (FAC) IS ON (PAI) BOARD.

NOVEMBER 1997: 1 ORDER (2/98) DC-8-71F (46040), EX-SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT (STT), (GUI) LEASED.

JANUARY 1998: 1 DC-8-71F WET-LEASED TO NEW START-UP AEROLINEAS URUGUAYAS, MONTEVIDEO FOR WEEKLY ALL-CARGO SERVICE TO MIAMI (MIA), VIA LIMA, MANTA, IQUIQUE, PANAMA CITY, MANAUS, OR GUAYAQUIL.

MARCH 1998: 2 747F'S WET-LEASED FROM TOWER AIR (TOW) FOR 1 YEAR,
1 -121F (19650), 1 -259F (21730).

APRIL 1998: 56 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 1998: OWNER LANCHILE (LAN) MERGES FAST AIR (FAC) INTO LADECO (LDE).

OF CURRENT 6 DC-8-71F'S: 2 OWNED BY (LAN), 2 GO TO MASCARGO (MSR), MEXICO, 2 TO LADECO (LDE).

OCTOBER 1998: 1 747-200F, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS (CKF), 3
YEAR LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1998: DC-8-71F (449-46040), AEROUSA LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 2ND ATLAS AIR (TLS) 747-200F WET-LEASED.

56 EMPLOYEES.

NOVEMBER 1999: DC-8-71F (398-45997, /68), RETURNED TO AEROUSA.

DECEMBER 1999: USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) GRANTS FAST AIR (FAC) ALL-CARGO OPEN-SKIES TO USA.

APRIL 2000: DC-8-71F (397-45996) RETURNED GECAS (GEH), LEASED TO
EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF) 7/00.

AUGUST 2000: 747-2B4B (SF) (263-21098, N712CK), RETURNED TO KITTY
HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF), SOLD TO GATS GUINEA.

JULY 2001: FAST AIR (FAC) AND LADECO (LDE) WILL CEASE OPERATIONS IN 9/01, AND BE PLACED UNDER LANCHILE (LAN) BRAND NAME.

Fleet:
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August 2001:

1 707-320C.

2 747-200F, (TLS) WET-LSD 3 YRS.

0 747-2B4F, (CKF) 3 YR LSD (10/98), RTND 8/00, LST GATS GUINEA.

1 DC-8-62F (467-46070, /69 N8969U), EX-(TIN)/(UAL), (IAL) LSD.

2 DC-8-71F (343-45970, /68; 372-45976, /68), EX-(UAL), 2 TO (MSR) 9/98; 45996 RTND (GEF), LST (EAF) 7/00, (372-47976, XA-MAS, (LAN) LSD 11/00 TO (MSR) (45810 TO (MSR).

1 DC-8-71F (449-46040, /69 N872SJ), EX-(UAL), (DEA) LSD, AEROUSA LSD 11/98, INTERCHANGE ARRANGEMENT WITH (PAI).

Management:
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FAC-9-CAPTAIN JUSSI LAAKSONEN - 2013-09

JUAN SIERRA, CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT.

ARMANDO VALDIVIESO, GENERAL MANAGER.

LUIS SANDOVAL, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (7/98) (LINE MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (LDE).

LUIS VERGARA, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (7/98) (A320 FLEET MANAGER (LAN).

LUIS ESPENSPERGER, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR (7/98) (DC-8 FLEET MANAGER (LAN).

JUAN CARLOS SANDOVAL, QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER (7/98) (MIA) LINE MAINTENANCE MANAGER (LDE).

 
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