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Name: FAUCETT
7JetSet7 Code: FCT
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: LIMA
Country: PERU
Employees 1000
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Sita: LIMNZCF
Background
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FORMED IN 1928. FOUNDED BY ELMER FAUCETT. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

JANUARY 1993: OWNS 30% (APA), & 30% (CAR).

1992 = -12.75 (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, -19.4% PASSENGERS (PAX), +21.9% FTK FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

MAY 1994: 1 L-1011 WET LEASED TO (APA) WITH MAINTENANCE, 727-200 TO (HTA).

APRIL 1995: 1 A300B4-200 (CF6-50C2), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).

NOVEMBER 1995: A300B4, EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), ING AVIATION LEASING WHO ALREADY LEASES 3 A300'S TO FAUCETT (FCT). 1 A300B4-200 (CF6-50C2), (OPE). 1 737-200 (JT8D-7B), (IAL) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1996: CONTINUING WET-LEASE OF EITHER 727-200, L-1011 OR A300B4-203 (154) FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO USA.

MARCH 1996: ACCDT: (FCT) 737-222 (OB-1451) CRASHES ON LANDING AT AREQUIPA, SOUTH OF LIMA = ALL 6 (FC)-(CA)/117 PASSENGER FATALITIES.

APRIL 1996: LEASED 2 A300B4-203'S (154) TO APA INTERNATIONAL AIR, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO REPLACE L-1011.

AUGUST 1996: IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES FOLLOWING AREQUIPA CRASH. LOW LOAD FACTORS AND YIELD.

APRIL 1997: JUAN CARLOS NUNEZ, GENERAL MANAGER. JUAN MORANTE, TECHNICAL ADVISOR TO GENERAL MANAGER.

MAY 1997: "C" CHECK MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR (AMY) 737-200 (19408).
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS DELAYING SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE.

2 737-200'S, EX-(ASN) (20956; 21206). RETURNED DC-8-62 TO (IAL).

SEPTEMBER 1997: SHUT DOWN SINCE PILOT (FC)'S STRIKE IN JULY 1997 BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT BEEN PAID FOR 5 MONTHS IN 1996 & 1 MONTH IN 1997. ATTEMPTING TO WET-LEASE AIRCRAFT TO RESUME MIAMI (MIA) SERVICE.

NOVEMBER 1997: RESUMES SERVICE TO MIAMI (MIA).

SUSPENDED ALL OPERATIONS AFTER WET-LEASED 727 (OB-1661) WAS RETURNED TO (AMY).

FORMER FAUCETT (FCT) OWNER ALFREDO ZANATTI WAS JUST RELEASED FROM JAIL FOR MISUSING FOREIGN CURRENCY, AND IS ATTEMPTING TO RESTART (FCT) & RESUME OPERATIONS.

DECEMBER 1998: GROUNDED.

MARCH 1998: APPLIES FOR AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) TO RESUME DOMESTIC OPERATIONS.

BANKS TAKE OVER (FAA) REPAIR STATION AND RENAMES IT AS SAMIX ENGINEERING, UNDER DENNIS HALL, GENERAL MANAGER.

APRIL 1998: STILL NO OPERATIONS. HOPES TO START AGAIN IN JUNE 1998.

1,000 EMPLOYEES.

737-247 (19610) BROKEN UP.

JUNE 1998: STILL NO OPERATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 1998: CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY, NO OPERATIONS.

LOUIS BARRETO, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING REPLACES DENNIS HALL.

FAUCETT (FCT) LOSES (FAR) PART 145 REPAIR STATION LICENSE.

OCTOBER 1998: FAUCETT (FCT) AS THE OLDEST AIRLINE IN PERU AND ONE OF THE OLDEST IN LATIN AMERICA. IT HAD A MEETING OF CREDITORS WHO DECIDED TO REORGANIZE WITHOUT ITS ORIGINAL CEO AND MAJOR OWNER, ROBERTO LEIGH, WHO ACQUIRED (FCT) FROM ALREDO ZANATTI. DR MARIA MATSUO, REPRESENTING PERU'S INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, IS CHAIRPERSON, AND OTHER MEMBERS REPRESENT (FCT) EMPLOYEES AND THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) REVOKED (FCT)'S FOREIGN AIR CARRIER PERMIT.

APRIL 1999: 1,000 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LIMNZCF.

JULY 1999: 737-200 (21206) SOLD TO AVIATION LEASE FINANCE.

AUGUST 1999: DENNIS HALL, FORMER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF FAUCETT (FCT) IS NOW VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING OF NEW REPAIR STATION, NAMED AEROINVERSIONES S A, AT FORMER (FCT) FACILITIES.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
FCT-727-63

August 2002:

1 727-35 (JT8D) (175-18845, /65), EX-(NAL), (CSV) LSD, GRD. WFU.

0 727-63 (JT8D) (19846, OB-R-902 - - SEE PHOTO - - "FCT-727-63"), SOLD BACK TO BOEING 1985 AS (N32720), RETIRED TO MOJAVE 1989-10).

1 727-247 (JT8D), GROUNDED. WFU.

1 727-264 (JT8D-17R), (GUI) LSD, GROUNDED. WFU.

1 737-112 (JT8D-9A), GROUNDED. WFU.

1 737-212 (JT8D), GROUNDED. WFU.

1 737-269 (JT8D) (20956; 448-21206, N500AL), EX-(ASN). GROUNDED,
21206 ST (AUB) 9/00 & SCRAPPED.

1 737-2A9 (JT8D), GROUNDED. WFU.

8 DC-8-52, GROUNDED. WFU.

1 L-1011-1, GROUNDED. WFU.

1 L-1011-50 (RB211-22B), (POL) LSD, GROUNDED. WFU.

2 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2), EX-(CAL), GROUNDED. WFU.

Management:
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ROBERTO LEIGH, PRESIDENT & CEO.

JUAN CARLOS NUNUZ, GENERAL MANAGER (4/97).

JUAN MORANTE, TECHNICAL ADVISOR TO GENERAL MANAGER (4/97).

LOUIS BARRETO, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (9/98).

MANUEL NUNEZ, ENGINEERING & PLANNING MANAGER.

FELIPE NATERS, PRODUCTION MANAGER.

ERNESTO RAMIREZ, LINE MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

GUILLERMO HURTADO, QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER.

 
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