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Name: GREAT CHINA AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: GCA
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CHINA
City: TAIPEI
Country: TAIWAN
Employees 798
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Background
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FORMED IN 1955. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1949, IT IS AN ISLAND COVERING AN AREA OF 36,179 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 21.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TAIPEI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS CHINESE.

MARCH 1995: HUBS AT TAIPEI, MAKUNG & TAICHUNG.

TO CHIAYI, KAOHSIUNG, KINMEN, MAKUNG, PINGTUNG, TAICHUNG, AND TAINAN.

6/2 ORDERS MD-90'S.

INCDT: DHC DASH 8 (B-15201) NOSE GEAR FAILED TO DEPLOY ON LANDING AT TAIPEI.

APRIL 1995: (EVA) AIR BUYS 25% OF GREAT CHINA AIRLINES (GCA) (FOR $13M).

JULY 1995: 12 BOMBADIER DASH-8-300'S, 70 PAX, $316 MILLION.

MAY 1996: PROVIDES 10% OF DOMESTIC SEATS.

CANCELLED 2 ORDERS MD-90'S. NOW 1 ORDER IN MARCH 1997.

JANUARY 1997: KAOHSIUNG TO SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES, WITH U LAND AIRLINES (ULA) LEASED AIRPLANES.

MARCH 1997: 1 MD-90-30, 155 PAX, FOR ROUTE TO TAINAN.

APRIL 1997: OPERATING WET-LEASED DASH 8 FOR (EVA) BETWEEN TAICHUNG AND KINMEN SINCE TAICHUNG SHUINAN AIRPORT CANNOT HANDLE JETS.

(MOU) 6 ORDERS CANADAIR RJ 700'S.

APRIL 1997: 663 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 162 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 140 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

HAS 10% OF TAIWAN DOMESTIC MARKET.

NOVEMBER 1997: 2 ORDERS DHC 8-QX-300, $38.2 MILLION FROM BOMBARDIER TO REPLACE 2 DASH 8-300'S. POSSIBLE 6/6 MD-95'S.

MARCH 1998: GOVERNMENT CONCERN OVER RECENT ISLAND'S POOR SAFETY RECORD SUGGEST MERGER OF GREAT CHINA AIRLINES (GCA) AND UNI AIRLINES (MAK) UNDER A SINGLE COMPANY (EVA) AIR.

APRIL 1998: 798 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1998: UNI AIRWAYS (MAK) DOES MAINTENANCE FOR (EVA) AIR, GREAT CHINA AIRLINES (GCA) AND (MAK) MD-90'S.

COMPLETES MERGER OF (EVA) AIR SUBSIDIARIES: GREAT CHINA AIRLINES (GCA), TAIWAN AIRWAYS & UNI AIRWAYS (MAK) INTO UNI AIRWAYS. FOR FURTHER DATA SEE (MAK).

Fleet:
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May 1998:

2 737-200 (JT8D).

1 +1 ORDER MD-90-30 (V2525) (2169-53567, /97), EX-(MAK), (EVA) LSD, MAINT BY (MAK). 155Y.

13 +5 ORDERS DHC-8-300 BOMBARDIER, 70Y.

6 DHC-8-400 (PW123).

6 ORDERS CANADAIR RJ-700.

2 DH 8QX-300 (PW123).

Management:
(definitions)

TANG CHENG, CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER (OWNS 24.4%).

PETER SZU, GENERAL MANAGER.

JAMES CHENG, PRESIDENT.

H Y CHIU, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

K C HO, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

 
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