7jetset7

Sign Up Now for
7J7 Updates and
Exclusive Content !
only $27 /year

Receive thousands of updates and pertinent information for all airlines, especially the ones that matter most to you!

We take the guess work out of flight and airport data — we are the most up-to-date resource for international airline information.

Airlines

Name: AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT
7JetSet7 Code: FOY
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LUTON
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 26
Web: antonovairlines.co.uk
Email: sales@antanovairlines.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1279 873124
Fax: +44 1279 873125
Sita: STNACGS
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
FOY-HVL AN-124

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
SKYWAY HOUSE, PARSONAGE ROAD
TAKELEY, BISHOPS STORTFORD
HERTFORDSHIRE CM22 6PU
GREAT BRITAIN, UK

Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) was established in 1066, it covers an area of 242,432 sq km, its population is 59 million, its capital city is London and its official language is English.

NOVEMBER 1995: TO AMSTERDAM, ABERDEEN, BARCELONA, NICE, EDINBURGH, INVERNESS AND GLASGOW.

OPERATED FOR SUNSEEKER LEISURE (1993), AIRWORLD (1994), SABRE AIRWAYS (SBE) (1995 & 1996), AND EASYJET (EZY) (1996 & 1997).

ALSO HAS A CHARTER CARGO DIVISION, WHICH OPERATES NIGHT-FREIGHT SERVICES FOR TNT AIRWAYS (TNB), AND CHARTERS FOR 3RD PARTIES DURING THE DAY AND AT WEEKENDS USING B AE 146QT AIRPLANES. ALSO, OFFERS CHARTERS ON A RANGE OF CARGO AIRPLANES, MAINLY THE AN-124, FOR HEAVYLIFT CARGO WORK.

1 B AE 146-300QT (ALF502R-5), EX-MISTRAL AIR.

DECEMBER 1995: TOOK OVER SABRE AIRWAYS (SBE). AVERAGE UTILIZATION OF ITS AN-124'S WAS 36.1 HOURS (105.5 TONS) EACH MONTH IN 1995, UP +42% OVER 1994.

SEPTEMBER 1996: SIMON TOOLEY, ENGINEERING MANAGER RESIGNED.

OCTOBER 1996: 2 737-200'S (PJ110; PJ111) EX-(GBA), (ILF) & (PLS) LEASED.

JANUARY 1997: NIGEL QUENY, DEPUTY ENGINEERING MANAGER, EX-DANAIR (DAN) & EX-SAUDI ARABIAN (SVA).

MAY 1997: 135 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 76 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 2 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JULY 1997: HAD 1 AN-124 CERTIFIED TO MEET STAGE 3 NOISE RULE.

DECEMBER 1997: OPERATES 2 A300B4-203'S (CF6-50C2) (299; 302), EX-(FIN), FOR AIR SCANDIC, FOR UK TOUR OPERATORS FROM NEWCASTLE AND MANCHESTER. AIR SCANDIC IS BEING SET UP BY GUNNAR OHLSSON, (NOE) CEO, TO OPERATE TO EUROPEAN HOLIDAY SPOTS. THIS IS A 5 YEAR CONTRACT UNDER (FOY)'S AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) INCLUDING CREWS. AIR SCANDIC ALSO NEGOTIATING FOR (FIN) A300B4-200'S, PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY (FIN) CHARTER SUBSIDIARY, KARAIR, 317 PAX.

MARCH 1998: CONTRACT WITH COLOR AIR, NORWAY TO MANAGE ITS START-UP & OPERATE 2 737-200'S.

APRIL 1998: AIR FOYLE: 135 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 76 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 2 MAINTENAMNCE TECHNICIANS (MT).

AIR FOYLE CHARTER AIRLINES: 118 EMPLOYEES (INCL 51 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 2 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.air.foyle.co.uk). (charters@airfoyle.co.uk).

1ST QUARTER = 4.8 MILLION (FTK) TRAFFIC.

JUNE 1998: 2 A300'S, EX-AIR FRANCE (AFA), EUROPEAN AVIATION LEASED FOR CHARTER FLIGHTS (18 MONTHS).

APRIL 1999: 150 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LTNACGS.

2 B AE 146-200QT'S (ALF502R-5), EX-PACIFIC CARGO.

JUNE 1999: TAKES CONTROLLING 50.01% HOLDING IN IRELAND'S CITYJET WITH (FOY) CHIEF, CHRIS FOYLE BECOMING CHAIRMAN. CITYJET FOUNDER, PAT BYRNE, RETAINS HIS POSITION AS CEO. AIR FRANCE (AFA) ALSO LENT CITYJET $2.7 MILLION, GIVING ITSELF 25%. THE IRISH AIRLINE OPERATES WET LEASE AND FRANCHISE SERVICES FOR AIR FRANCE(AFA).

AUGUST 1999: JOHN JONES, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR.

SEPTEMBER 1999: EVALUATING ACQUIRING 2 717-200'S, F 100 OR B AE 146 TO START ITS PAX SERVICE FROM UK IN 5/00, TO BE OPERATED BY SUBSIDIARY AIR FOYLE PASSENGER AIRLINES.

OCTOBER 1999: PARTNERSHIP WITH ANTONOV AIRLINES TO OPERATE 8 AN-124-100F'S, 2 RECENTLY FROM ROSSIYA (SDM). 9TH TO BE ACQUIRED FROM AVIANT.

FEBRUARY 2000: ALTHOUGH ALSO A WET-LEASE SPECIALIST, (FOY) PLANS TO REVAMP ITS FREIGHT BUSINESS AROUND WIDE BODY LONG-HAUL OPERATIONS, WITH +4 ORDERS 747-200F'S. CURRENTLY, ITS CARGO OPERATIONS ARE EXPRESS FREIGHT, FOR TNT AIRWAYS (TNB), WITH B AE 146'S. PLANS TO LEASE 2 737-300'S, & 2 737-400'S FOR EUROPEAN PASSENGER CUSTOMERS.

MARCH 2000: IN MAY 2000, WILL RETURN ALL B AE 146'S TO TNT INTERNATIONAL FOR OPERATIONS BY TNT AIRWAYS (TNB).

APRIL 2000: 144 EMPLOYEES (INCL 72 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 2 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(peters@airfoyle.co.uk).

MAY 2000: 1 B AE 146-300QT (E3153, G-TNTE), TRANSFERRED TO TNT (TNB).

JUNE 2000: 1 B AE 146-200QT (E2109L, I-TPGS), TRANSFERRED TO TNT (TNB), OPERATIONS BY AIR MISTRAL.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 941 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+73.6%); 19.11 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (-.4%); 344,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+89%); 150 EMPLOYEES.

(http://www.airfoyle.co.uk).

MARCH 2001: JOINT VENTURE WITH HEAVYLIFT (HVL) TO FORM ANTONOV AIRLINES (UK), TO MARKET/SELL OUTSIZED CARGO CHARTERS, USING AN-12, AN-22, AN-124-100, AND AN-225'S IN MID-2001, OPERATIONS BY ANTONOV AIRLINES, UKRAINE.

APRIL 2001: OWNER: CHRIS FOYLE (100%).

AUGUST 2001: JOINT VENTURE WITH HEAVYLIFT (HVL) NAMED "AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT" TO MARKET/SELL OUTSIZED CARGO CHARTERS, USING AN-124'S, AN-22'S & AN-12'S, OPERATIONS BY ANTONOV AND IL-76'S, BELFASTS, & AN AN-12 BY AIR FOYLE (FOY).

NOVEMBER 2001: AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT (FOY)/(HVL) PLANS TO WET-LEASE 2 TU-204-100C'S IN FEBRUARY 2002, FOR 1 YEAR.

DECEMBER 2001: NEW NAME OF AIR FOYLE (FOY) AND HEAVYLIFT (HVL) MERGER, IS "FOYLE-HEAVYLIFT" AND OPERATES 1ST COMMERCIAL AN-225 SERVICE FROM NEW YORK.

160 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LTNHOGS.

JANUARY 2002: UK (CAA) OK FOR 2 TU-204-120C'S WET-LEASED FROM AIR
CAIRO (AOX) IN FEBRUARY 2002, FOR TNT (TNB) OPERATIONS.

FOYLE-HEAVYLIFT, OPERATES CHARTER CARGO, A225F, 250-TONNE, FREIGHTER (HAS 290-FT WINGSPAN AND CAN HANDLE 42,500 CU FT CARGO) STUTTGART - THUMRAIT, OMAN.

APRIL 2002: 44 EMPLOYEES. SITA: STNACGS.

OWNERS: AIR FOYLE LTD (50%); HC HOLDINGS (50%).

May 2004: 44 employees.

Parent organization/shareholders: Air Foyle (FOY) (50%); & HC Holdings (50%).

Air Foyle Heavylift (FOY) provides marketing and promotion of An-124, An-225, An-22, & An-12 outsize cargo business for Antonov Airlines as well as providing operations management.

(http://www.antanovairlines.co.uk). (sales@antonovairlines.co.uk).

April 2006: Air Foyle (FOY) provides marketing and promotion of outsize cargo jet airplane business for Antonov Airlines (ADB) as well as providing operations management.

26 employees.

(ICAO) Code: ADB.

Parent organization/shareholders: Air Foyle (FOT) (50%); & HC Holdings (50%).

Main Base: Gostomel airport (GML).

July 2006: The Ruslan International joint venture formed by Stansted-based Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VNA) and Antonov Airlines (ADB) is in response to the successful launch in February of the Ruslan Salis (strategic airlift interim solution) project, which essentially commits two An-124 freighters on standby and up to four on call to a specific customer, understood to be NATO (NAT). Salis is initially a three-year contract with a possible extension for a further year. With these two airplanes committed and other maintenance requirements, the two airlines were anxious to ensure that "the commercial market will not notice the lack of capacity," Dennis Gliznoutsa, Volga-Dnepr (VDA) UK Group Commercial Director, said.

Volga-Dnepr (VDA) President, Alexey Isaikin said that "during the last three years, there has been an increase in the number of requests for guaranteed assured availability of the Antonov An-124 for government or military purposes. At the same time, commercial demand is increasing. As it is not possible to buy new airplanes, we must ensure we can optimize existing capacity." Gliznoutsa said in the long term there is a "very small and slim possibility" that the An-124 military fleets might become available for conversion to commercial use. Only 23 of the outsize and heavyweight air cargo airplanes exist and 17 are operated by the two airlines. Antonov Airlines (ADB) previously had a marketing agreement with the only other operator, Air Foyle Heavyweight (FOY), but following the end of this deal, the new fleet management company will ensure that the most efficient use can be made of the available capacity.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
FOY-AN-225

November 2007:

2 737-204 (JT8D) (21335), 1 EX-(GBA), (ILF) & (PLS) LSD.

5 737-300 (CFM56-3). +2 ORDERS.

2 ORDERS 737-400 (CFM56-3).

2 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (299; 302), EX-(FIN), 317 PAX.

0 A300, EX-(AFA), EUROPEAN AVIATION 2 LSD TIL 1999-12.

1 BEECH SUPER KING AIR 2000.

CARGO CHARTER DIVISION:

4 ORDERS 747-200F.

4 B AE 146-200QT (ALF502R-5), 2 EX-PACIFIC CARGO 1999-04, TNT OPS (TNB) (E2067, OO-TAR) (E2109L, I-TPGS, 2000-06, OPS BY AIR MISTRAL).

6 B AE 146-300QT (G-TNTB), TNT (TNB) OPS (E3168, G-TNTL; E3182, G-TNTG; E3166, G-TNTK).

3 AN-12.

8 AN-124-100F, +1 ORDER, OPS FOR ANTONOV AIRLINES.

1 AN-225.

4 IL-76.

2 TU-204-120C (1450743164028, SU-EAG; 1450743164029, SU-EAJ), (AOX) 1 YR WET-LSD 2002-02, OPS FOR (TNB).

Management:
(definitions)

CHRISTOPHER FOYLE, CHAIRMAN & JOINT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MICHAEL HAYLES, JOINT (CEO).

JOHN JONES, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR (1999-08).

BRUCE BIRD, SENIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

GRAHAM PEARCE, SENIOR VP COMMERCIAL.

MALCOLM LINE, GENERAL MANAGER.

PAUL BROUGH, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

VINCE SEEGER, VP SALES.

PAUL FURLONGER, VP COMMERCIAL.

DAVID TAYLOR, VP OPERATIONS.

IAIN GRINDLEY, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

NIGEL QUENY, DEPUTY ENGINEERING MANAGER (1997-01), EX-(DAN)/(SVA).

COLIN LOGAN, ENGINEERING LIAISON MANAGER.

 
Top of Page

 

Since you are not logged in, we can show you only live Airtran Airways data. This page will demonstrate the depth of data we have for every airline. Close and View Airtran Airways ›