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Name: GRANDAIR
7JetSet7 Code: GIW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: MANILA
Country: PHILIPPINES
Employees 277
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Background
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ESTABLISHED IN 1994. A K A GRAND AIR AND GRAND INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

MARCH 1995: MANILA TO CEBU AND DAVAO.

2 A300'S, (GUI) 4 YEAR LEASED.

APRIL 1996: 1 737-247. PLANS FOR +2 IN 1996. 1 A300B4-200
(CF6-50C2) (271), EX-(PRS), (ING) LEASED.

MAY 1996: SUBIC BAY TO HONG KONG.

JULY 1996: 1 A300B4-200 (154), EX-FAUCETT (FCT), (ING) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1996: +3 737-200'S (PG628; PG251; PG253) BY END OF 1996.

DECEMBER 1996: PURCHASES 2ND 737-200 (PG228), EX-FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT (FAT). ALREADY HAS OTHER EX-(FAT) (PG226).

JANUARY 1997: JOSE GURAY, CHIEF QUALITY CONTROL.

OPERATING 2 737-200'S DOMESTIC & A300 REGIONALLY TO HONG KONG.

FEBRUARY 1997: INCREASED FLIGHTS TO TAIPEI 4 TO 7/WEEK.

APRIL 1997: (GUI) REPOSSESSED 2 A300'S FOR MISSED LEASE PAYMENTS. GRANDAIR (GIW) STATED THEY WERE DISSATISFIED WITH AIRPLANE.

JUNE 1997: GUILLERMO RUIZ, PRESIDENT & CEO, REPLACES REBECCO
PANLILIO.

EXPECT TO FLY TO SINGAPORE SOON.

+2 737-204'S (19711; 20236), EX-TRITON AVIATION (TIA). 1 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (208), EX-(APO), (AFIS) 4 YEAR LEASED.

AUGUST 1997: 2 737-204'S, EX-(VAS), LEASED (19711, 20236), "C"
CHECKS BY DALFORT AVIATION, TEXAS. NOW 4 737'S (JT8D-9).

SEPTEMBER 1997: (GUI) REPOSSED A300 WHILE TRANSITING HONG KONG. PREVIOUSLY IN 3/97, (GUI) REPOSSESSED +2 A300'S.

JANUARY 1998: PLANS FOR +2 737-300'S, LEASED IN EARLY 1998 TO INCREASE EXISTING SERVICE TO HONG KONG & TAIPEI. TO SEOUL.

FEBRUARY 1998: SUSPENDED ALL INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS.

737-200, LEASED, SEIZED BY OWNER IN TAIPEI, DUE TO >$1M DEBT.

JUNE 1998: ONLY 1 OF 4 737'S CURRENTLY OPERATING. 1 DUE FOR "D" CHECK AND FOR SALE. 1 UNDERGOING A "C" CHECK.

JULY 1998: RESTITUTO SALA, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE REPLACES SAMMY DE LOS SANTOS.

SELLS 737-200 (PG226) TO AGES AIRCRAFT SALES & LEASING.

AUGUST 1998: REGULATORY AUTHORITY REMOVED ITS AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) DUE TO ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF SEVERAL SAFETY
REGULATIONS.

CEASED OPERATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 1998: A300B4-203 (009) PARTED OUT.

FEBRUARY 1999: GROUNDED BY REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR AIR OPERATING
CERTIFICATION (AOC) PROBLEMS.

MARCH 1999: STILL GROUNDED AWAITING RECERTIFICATION OF AIRPLANES TO (FAA) STANDARDS.

APRIL 1999: STILL GROUNDED.

JUNE 1999: STILL GROUNDED. AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) PULLED.

SEPTEMBER 1999: OUT OF BUSINESS.

Fleet:
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September 1999:

0 737-247 (JT8D-9A) (156-20130, /74 48 70; 167-20132, /69 46 72), EX-(FAT)/(WAL), RTND (EAO).

0 737-204 (155-19711, /69 83 42; 166-20236, /69 83 43), (TIA) LSD, EX-(BRI) & (VAS), RTND (TIA).

0 A300B4-200 (CF6-50C2) (154 & 271), EX-(PRS) & (FCT), RTND (ING).

0 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (208), EX-(APO), RTND LESSOR.

Management:
(definitions)

REBECCO PANLILIO, CHAIRMAN & CEO (11/97) (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

RESTITUTO SALAS, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (7/98).

JAIME GONZALES, CHIEF QUALITY CONTROL (1/97).

RAFAEL ROSARIO, OFFICER IN CHARGE (OIC) MAINTENANCE PLANNING & PRODUCTION CONTROL.

JAKE SEVILLA, MANAGER MAINTENANCE PLANNING & PRODUCTION CONTROL (7/98)

 
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