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Name: AMERICAN FALCON AIR
7JetSet7 Code: FAK
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: BUENOS AIRES
Country: ARGENTINA
Employees 25
Web: americanfalcon.com.ar
Email: american@americanfalcon.com.ar
Telephone: +54 (11) 4811 0215
Fax: +54 (11) 4815 6657
Sita: HDQRMWK
Background
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FAK-DEC04

FORMED IN 1996 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
AVENIDA SANTA FE 1713, PISO 4
1060 BUENOS AIRES, (CAPITAL FEDERAL), ARGENTINA

ARGENTINA (REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA), WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1816, COVERS AN AREA OF 2,766,889 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 35 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BUENOS AIRES, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

NOVEMBER 1999: MAIN BASE AT MAR DEL PLATA (MDQ).

2 DC-9-15'S, EX-(TWA), "D" AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE CHECK AT COOPESA (COO).

DECEMBER 1999: CAPITAL AIRCRAFT, ILLINOIS, USA, BOUGHT 50% OF AMERICAN FALCON (FAK).

STARTS SERVICE, BUENOS AIRES (EZEIZA) - MAR DEL PLATA - BAHIA BLANCA, AND COMODORO RIVADAVIA (F28/DC-9-15).

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 737-2P6 (498-21358, /77 50 57 LV-WGX), EX-AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (ARG), CAPITAL AIRCRAFT (CPT) LEASED. "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT AERO TEST-RIDA, ARGENTINA.

APRIL 2001: (http://www.americanfalcon.com).

(american@americanfalcon.com.ar).

SEPTEMBER 2001: TO START REGIONAL SERVICES FROM BUENOS AIRES AEROPARQUE CITY AIRPORT. WILL START ADDITIONAL SERVICES, VIA MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, WHERE IT HAS 4TH FREEDOM RIGHTS. BECOMES MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER OF LAER, WHOSE DOMESTIC ROUTES WILL CHANGE TO CROSS-BORDER REGIONAL OPERATIONS.

2 737-200'S JOIN ITS FLEET.

DECEMBER 2001: MOVES INTO DIGITAL DATA AND SIGNS UP FOR myboeingfleet.com.

1 737-291 (923-22744, /82 41 36 CC-CDE), EX-LANCHILE (LAN).

August 2002: American Falcon Air (FAK) purchases Dinar (DIR), and assumes its $30 million debt. Because of the extreme financial difficulties in Argentina, Dinar (DIR) decided to sell the company to prevent further losses. The owners are expected to put all their interest in tourism, rather than an airline, during this difficult period. (FAK), on the other hand, is betting on the future, and will take over (DIR)'s routes and assets (3 DC-9 airplanes). Their goal of starting scheduled flights has finally been realized.

Scheduled service to Santiago (code share with Alialia (ALI) and Puerto Montt (Chile). Also, links to Montevideo (Uruguay) (737-200). Forms a subsidiary called "Aviacion Interamericana," to operate 737-300's, and wet-leased 767's.

March 2003: Main Base: Mar del Plata airport (MDQ). SITA: BUETOWK.

June 2003: 25 employees. SITA: BUERMWK.

(http://www.americanfalcon.com.ar).

September 2003: Buenos Aires - Tucuman.

December 2003: F28-1000 (11048, LV-LZN), LAER leased.

March 2004: American Falcon Air (FAK) has suspended scheduled flights but continues to operate as a charter carrier.

May 2004: LAN (LAN) is in talks and may acquire American Falcon to rename it as LAN Argentina (LNR). Later (LAN) abandoned the idea of buying a stake.

August 2004: Resumes scheduled operations with Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires.

F28 (11017, LV-WZC "Nazira") wet-leased to Aerolineas Argentinas (ARG) for Rosario to Viedma. In October 2004 to operate Buenos Aires (EZE) - Rosario, Santa Rosa, Viedma.

May 2005: 25 employees.

June 2005: After performing some back-up flights for LAN Argentina (LNR), 737-291 (22744) has been parked at Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport and 737-296 (21358), has been parked at Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport.

September 2005: American Falcon (FAK) shut down scheduled, domestic and international, passenger, charter, jet airplane flights.

(IATA) Code: WK - 676. (ICAO) Code: AFB (Callsign - AMERICAN FALCON).

Parent organization/shareholders: Fayez Chehab (95%); Elvira Tavela (5%).

Owns: Dinar Lineas Aereas (DIR) (100%).

Main Base: Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Bariloche; Iguazu; Jujuy; Puerto Madryn; & Salta.

International, scheduled destination: Montevideo.

Fleet:
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FAK-737-2P6

September 2005:

2 707-320C (JT3D-3B).

0 737-2P6 (JT8D-15) (498-21358, /77 LV-WGX "MAALOULA"), EX-(GUL)/(ARG), (CPT) LSD 2000-11, WFU BUENOS AIRES AEROPARQUE 2005-06. 120Y.

1 737-201 (JT8D-9A) (141-20211, /69 LV-ZXS), 120Y.

0 737-291 (JT8D-17A) (923-22744, /82 LV-ZYJ "VIRGEN HARISA"), EX-(LAN) 2001-12. WFU BUENOS AIRES EZEIZA 2005-06. 8C, 102Y.

2 DC-9-15 (45798; 45799), EX-(TWA), "D" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT (COO) 1999-11.

0 F28-1000 (SPEY 555-15) (11017, /70 LV-WZC "NAZIRA"), WET-LST (ARG)/(ALA) 2004-08. RTND CAPITAL AIRLINE LEASING 2005-05. 62Y.

1 F28-1000 (SPEY 555-15) (11048, LV-LZN), LAER LSD 2003-12. 62Y.

Management:
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L'EMIR FAYEZ CHEHAB, PRESIDENT.

HECTOR REGINATO, VICE-PRESIDENT.

EDUARDO SCHERER, GENERAL MANAGER, (BUEGOWK) (technicalarea@fibertel.com.ar).

CAPTAIN ALBERTO KAJIHARA, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (BUEGOWK) (operaciones@americanfalcon.com.ar).

CARLOS ARGENTE, MAINTENANCE MANAGER, (tecnicalarea@fibertel.com.ar).

JORGE VULETICH, COMMERCIAL MANAGER.

JOAQUIN BENET, ENGINEERING.

 
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