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Name: FLYING COLOURS
7JetSet7 Code: FLN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: MANCHESTER
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 860
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Sita: MANOOMT
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997. INTERNATIONAL, HOLIDAY, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

APRIL 1996: ERROL COSSEY, FOUNDER OF AIR EUROPE & AIR 2000, APPOINTED GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE. TERRY SOULT, FORMER AIR 2000 BOARD MEMBER, BECOMES MANAGING DIRECTOR.

3 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 1997) 757-200'S (RB211-535E4), (ILF) LEASED, 235 PAX.

MAY 1996: LUCAS MOLLAN, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR, EX-AIR 2000 (ATZ).

1 ORDER 757-200, GATX (GAX) LEASED.

JULY 1996: GENE TAYLOR, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR, EX-AIR 2000 (ATZ) POWER PLANT MANAGER.

NOVEMBER 1996: 7 YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 4 757'S BY MONARCH AIRLINES (MON).

NEGOTIATING WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) FOR LEASE OF DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) FOR SUMMER SERVICE PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS (CAW) FROM LONDON GATWICK TO TAMPA, GRAND CAYMAN, NASSAU, AND SAN JUAN.

FEBRUARY 1997: 1ST 757, 235 PAX, DELIVERY TO FLY TO CANARY ISLANDS. NEXT 3 BY END OF 5/97 TO FLY TO GREECE, SPAIN & FLORIDA.

MARCH 1997: PLANS TO INCREASE ITS FLEET TO 8 757'S WITHIN 3 YEARS. 3 757'S ARE TO BASED AT MANCHESTER AND 1 AT GATWICK, INITIALLY SERVING SPAIN & GREECE. BEING CONSIDERED, ARE LONG HAULS TO AUSTRALIA, THE PACIFIC RIM, THE CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO. CURRENTLY EVALUATING LONG-HAUL TWINS LIKE THE 777. AN A320 LEASED, TO BE BASED AT GLASGOW AND LATER REPACED WITH A 757. 2ND 757 DELIVERY. 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2), EX-CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS (CAW).

APRIL 1997: 3RD 757 DELIVERY.

MAY 1997: 4TH 757 DELIVERY. 1 A320 (436), EX-(ANT), GATX (GAX) LEASED.

JULY 1997: 16 138 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) 757 FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER NORTH ATLANTIC.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 ORDER (MAY 1998) 757-200 (RB211-535E4), (ILF) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1997: DARK BLUE FLAG OF A320 LOGO MODIFIED TO ST ANDREWS CROSS TO DENOTE SCOTTISH BASE.

A320-211 TO (ANT) (436).

APRIL 1998: 757-28A (24369), CANADA 3000 (ATW) LEASED.

460 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 67 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 13 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1ST QUARTER = 428 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 137,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

MAY 1998: 5TH 757-200 (NT233) DELIVERY.

JUNE 1998: SUNWORLD, UK TOUR OPERATOR MAKES $64 MILLION BID FOR FLYING COLOURS (FLN). THOMAS COOK GROUP LTD PURCHASES (FLN) (ALREADY OWNS SUNWORLD).

AUGUST 1998: ERROL COSSEY, JOINS NEWLY CREATED WORLDWIDE TOUR AND AIRLINE OPERATIONS BOARD. HIS SENIOR MANAGEMENT INCLUDES TERRY SOULT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SEAN MONNERY, DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY, LUCAS MOLLAN, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

SEPTEMBER 1998: FOLLOWING TAKEOVER BY SUNWORLD, A DIVISION OF THOMAS COOK, WILL MERGE WITH AIRWORLD (AWA) IN OCTOBER 1998.

3 ORDERS (APRIL 1999) 777-200'S.

OCTOBER 1998: THOMAS COOK AGREES TO MERGE ITS LEISURE TRAVEL & FINANCIAL SERVICE WITH CARLSON COMPANIES (OWNS CALEDONIAN
AIRWAYS (CAW) & PEACH AIR (PCH) UK LEISURE TRAVEL BUSINESS.

AIR WORLD (AWA) IS MERGED INTO FLYING COLOURS (FLN).

A320-231 (429) RETURNED TO (TLF).

DECEMBER 1998: 1 757-200, EX-TRANSAERO (TRX) (24367), +4 ORDERS (APRIL 1999) (26274; 26275, (ILF) LEASED & 26160; 26161; (GEH)
LEASED), EX-(TRX). TOTAL 4 A320-214'S WET-LEASED TO RYANAIR (RYN) FOR WINTER, (714; 716; 730; 735), WERE EX-AIRWORLD (AWA).

FEBRUARY 1999: OWNER THOMAS COOK MERGES ITS LEISURE TRAVEL, FINANCIAL SERVICES WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS OF CARLSON LEISURE GROUP UK (CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS (CAW)/PEACH AIR (PCH) & PREUSSAG (HAPAG LLOYD (HAP).

757-200 (24369), CANADA 3000 (ATW) WET-LEASED FOR MAY THROUGH OCTOBER 1999. 2 A321-211 (666, 775) RETURNED TO ILFC (ILF), TO GO TO AIR JAMAICA (JAM). REPLACING AIRBUS (EDS) AIRPLANES WITH 757'S.

MARCH 1999: 757-200 (RB211-535E4) DELIVERY.

APRIL 1999: 860 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 185 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 600 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 23 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: MANOOMT.

2 757-2Y0 (26160, G-FCLJ; 26161, G-FCLK) DELIVERIES. A320-214 (714, G-BXKA) SOLD TO VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA).

MAY 1999: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 1.30 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 504,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

A321-131 (385, TC-ONJ), ONUR (ONU) SUB-LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1999: AMALGAMATION OF FLYING COLOURS (FLN) AND CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS (CAW) TO BE RENAMED JMC AIRLINES (NAMED AFTER SON OF OWNER, THOMAS COOK) AND WILL HAVE A PREDOMINANTLY GREEN COLOR SCHEME. ALL (CAW) L-1011'S TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM USE AND REPLACED BY 757'S.

COMBINED FLEET WILL BE: 15 757-200'S, 2 DC-10-30'S, 1 A300B4, & 10 A320'S. SINCE (FLN) IS NOW PART OF GERMAN HTU GROUP'S, HAPAG LLOYD (HAP), MORE FLEET CHANGES ARE POSSIBLE. JMC (JMA) FOLLOWS THE INITIALS OF JOHN MASON COOK.

DECEMBER 1999: JMC AIR (JMA) WILL START OPERATIONS UNDER ITS OWN AIRPLANE OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) IN MARCH 2000.

CONSIDERING 757-300 FOR APRIL 2001. 1ST 2 AIRPLANES IN JMC (JMA) COLORS ARE A320 (G-BXKB) AND 757-200 (G-FCLF).

FEBRUARY 2000: JMC AIRLINES (JMA) 2 ORDERS (APRIL 2001) 757-300'S
(RB211-535E4).

MARCH 2000: JMC AIR (JMA) INCLUDES MERGER OF (FLN), CALEDONIAN
AIRWAYS (CAW), AND PEACH AIR (PCH). FOR FURTHER DATA SEE (JMA).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
FLN-757-200

March 2000:

3 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (738-27621, /97; 749-28164, /97; 756-28166, /97), 3 ETOPS, 7 YR (ILF) LSD, 235 PAX, +1 ORDER. 235 PAX.

1 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (805-28171), (ILF) 4 YR LSD.

1 757-25F (RB211-535E4) (752-28718, /97, G-FCLD), (GAX) LSD, MAINT BY (MON).

5 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (24367), EX-(TRX), (ILF) LSD, (26274; 26275; (ILF) LSD; 26160; 26161; GEH LSD), EX-TRX, (28835).

1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (24369), (ATW) WET-LSD 1999-05 TO 1999-10.

3 777-200.

3 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (158-46932, /74, EX-ZAI), 1 EX-(CAW), 2 (AML) LSD.

4 A320-214, WET-LST (RYN) 10/98 FOR WINTER (716; 730; 735), (716, G-BXKB), 714 ST (VAA) 1999-04.

0 A321-131 (385, TC-ONJ), (ONU) LSD 1999-05, RTND 2000-12.

Management:
(definitions)

ERROL COSSEY, CHAIRMAN (EX-ATZ), DIRECTOR WORLDWIDE TOUR OPERATIONS.

TERRY SOULT, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

SEAN MONNERY, DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY.

LUCAS MOLLAN, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (EX-ATZ).

GENE TAYLOR, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE MANAGER (EX-ATZ) (1996-07).

ROY WAREHAM, QUALITY MANAGER (EX-ATZ).

RON BELL, ENGINEERING & PROJECTS MANAGER (EX-ATZ).

CHRIS HUBBARD, LINE MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

 
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