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Name: GUYANA AIR 2000
7JetSet7 Code: GUY
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: GEORGETOWN
Country: GUYANA
Employees 256
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Background
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FORMED IN 1939. SCHEDULED, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

GUYANA (COOPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1966, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 214,969 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 1.1 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS GEORGETOWN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.

MARCH 1996: 24 DOMESTIC SERVICES AND TO MIAMI (MIA), NEW YORK AND TORONTO. GEORGETOWN TO NEW YORK, (MIA), VIA CURACAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (757, EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS).

NOVEMBER 1996: PEMCO, DOTHAN, ALABAMA, COMPLETED HEAVY MAINTENANCE ON
757-200 (24260), (ILF) LEASED.

APRIL 1998: 475 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1998: LINDEN CHANCE, MANAGER ENGINEERING RESIGNS. FRANKIE FRANCOIS, ACTING HEAD TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT.

AUGUST 1998: (FAA) GROUNDS 757 IN GEORGETOWN DUE TO ANOMALIES IN TECHNICAL PAPERWORK.

SEPTEMBER 1998: TO NEW YORK, VIA PORT OF SPAIN, INSTEAD OF CURACAO.

OCTOBER 1998: TRADEWINDS (TWD) OPERATES L-1011 FOR GUYANA AIR (GUY), NEW YORK (JFK) TO GEORGETOWN.

NOVEMBER 1998: FINE AIR (FNE) OPERATES DC-8 FOR GUYANA AIR (GUY), REPLACING TRADEWINDS (TWD) L-1011.

DECEMBER 1998: GOVERNMENT OK'S PRIVATIZATION OF GUYANA (GUY) WITH SALE OF 51%.

FEBRUARY 1999: AS PART OF PRIVATIZATION, TO LAY OFF -200 EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE 275. CURRENTLY $10 MILLION IN DEBT.

(FAA) GROUNDS 757 AFTER PULLING MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. GUYANA (GUY) TO RETURN 757 TO LESSOR AFTER "C" CHECK AT PEMCO, ALABAMA.

BWIA (TTA) MAY TAKE 51% STAKE IN (GUY).

APRIL 1999: (http://www.turq.com/guyana/guyanair.html).

MAY 1999: NO LONGER OPERATES BOEING (TBC) AIRPLANES.

757-28A (24260, N757GA), RETURNED TO (ILF).

JUNE 1999: (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT STILL RATES GUYANA AS CATEGORY 2, WHICH PREVENTS EXPANSION OF GUYANA AIR (GUY) FLIGHTS TO THE USA.

757-28A (24620) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED TO NATIONAL AIRLINES (NAB).

JULY 1999: NEW NAME "GUYANA AIRWAYS 2000." TO OPERATE 5 NONSTOPS TO NEW YORK (JFK) (A300-600R). NEW LIVERY OF RED, BLUE & GOLD.

AFTER AIRLINE WAS PRIVATIZED IN APRIL 1999, A 9-MEMBER CONSORTIUM OF GUYANESE BUSINESSES, UNDER NAME AVIATION INVESTMENTS, BOUGHT 51% CONTROLLING INTEREST. ANTHONY MEKDECI, CHAIRMAN.

A300-600R (PW4158) (688), EX-CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY), ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1999: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S INTERMEDIATE POINTS OF SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; ST LUCIA; GRENADA; & HAITI FOR NEW YORK ROUTE (A300-600ER, NORDSTRESS AUSTRALIA, WET-LEASED). OPERATES AS "GUYANA AIR 2000."

DECEMBER 1999: PLANS TO EXPAND SERVICE TO ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, AND URUGUAY. POSSIBLE LINK WITH VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA) FOR SERVICE TO LONDON, VIA MIAMI.

2ND A300-600 ON SHORT-TERM LEASE FOR FESTIVE SEASON.

FEBRUARY 2000: ANTHONY MEKDECI, CEO, RESIGNS.

51% OWNED BY AIRCRAFT OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF GUYANA. COST-SAVING MEASURES INCLUDE TRADING 1 A300 FOR A 757-200, AND LAYING OFF 19 EMPLOYEES.

1 A300B4-605R (688, VH-CLM) RETURNED TO (AWW), LEASED TO QATAR AIRWAYS (QTA).

MAY 2000: 1 757-23A (24566, VH-NOF), AWW (NORDSTRESS) WET-LEASED.

JULY 2000: TOM SCARLETT, CEO, EX-BWIA (TTA), REPLACED INTERIM NOWRANG PERSAUD.

JANUARY 2001: GEORGETOWN - PORT OF SPAIN - NEW YORK (JFK).

MAY 2001: CEASES OPERATIONS. TERMINATES ALL EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2001: ENTERS RECEIVERSHIP.

SEPTEMBER 2001: CHANGES ITS NAME FROM "GUYANA AIR" TO "ELDORADO
AIR" AND EXPECTS TO RECEIVE A NEW OPERATING LICENSE.

December 2002: (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT, RATES GUYANA AS CATEGORY 2, FINDING ITS CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL SAFETY STANDARDS SET BY (ICAO).

Fleet:
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GUY

May 2001:

0 707-323B (811-20175, /69 40 15), EX-AAL, OMG LSD, RTND.

0 757-23A (RB211-535E4) (255-24566, /89 VH-NOF), AWW (NORDSTRESS) WET-LSD 2000-05, EX-KEN/TES, RTND 2001-05. LST (ICE) 2005-08.

0 DC-8, FNE WET-LSD, RTND.

0 A300-600R (PW4156) (688, /92), EX-SHY, AWW WET-LSD 1999-06,
(VH-CLM), PAINTED GUYANA AIR 2000, RTND 2000-02, LSD (QTA).

0 A300-600R, LSD 1999-12, RTND.

2 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER BOMBARDIER.

2 B AE HS 748-2A.

2 SHORTS SC-7 SKYVAN.

Management:
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YESU PERSAUD, CHAIRMAN (1999-12).

TOM SCARLETT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), EX-(TTA) (2000-07).

FAZEL KHAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

FRANKIE FRANCOIS, ENGINEERING MANAGER (1998-10).

LINDEN CHANCE, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

 
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