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Name: LUFTHANSA CARGO INDIA
7JetSet7 Code: LUI
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: NEW DELHI
Country: INDIA
Employees 253
Web:
Email: lci@dels2.vsnl.net.in
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: DELHILH
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. JOINT LUFTHANSA (DLH) & UK-BASED HINDUJA GROUP INVESTMENT THROUGH ASHOK LEYLAND LTD. (DLH) OWNS 40%. DOMESTIC, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

INDIA (REPUBLIC OF INDIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1947, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 3,287,590 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 970 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS NEW DELHI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE HINDI AND ENGLISH.

APRIL 1996: 5 727-243S'S (L/N 1568; 1620; 1725; 1752; 1770).

SEPTEMBER 1996: INDIAN GOVERNMENT APPROVED 60/40 JOINT VENTURE WITH HQ IN NEW DELHI TO LINK (DLH) CARGO (LUB) HUB IN SHARJAH IN OCTOBER 1996 TO MAJOR INDIAN DESTINATIONS. 2ND PHASE IS TO EXTEND THE CARGO OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA IN MID 1997.

727'S WILL BE BASED IN NEW DELHI. TO BE CONVERTED TO CARGO BY HAMILTON AVIATION, ARIZONA.

SEPTEMBER 1997: NOW CALLED HINDUJA AIR CARGO TO CONFORM WITH NEW GOVERNMENT RULE. BY USING $ INSTEAD OF DM, LUFTHANSA CARGO INDIA (LUI) IS ABLE TO NET +$10M IN 1ST 6 MONTHS: +15% FTK GERMANY TO INDIA & CANCELLATION OF AIR-INDIA (AIN)'S FLIGHTS TO GERMANY 3-5/97 FOR HADJ FLIGHTS.

1 727-243F (22168).

DECEMBER 1997: 727 MAINTENANCE CONTRACT AT ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (ETH) FOR "C" CHECK.

APRIL 1998: 253 EMPLOYEES (INCL 66 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 88 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(lci@dels2.vsnl.net.in).

FEBRUARY 1999: 727-200F WET-LEASED TO TNT (TNB).

APRIL 1999: 253 EMPLOYEES. SITA: DELHILH.

JULY 1999: ACCDT: 727-243F (1770-22168, /81) CRASHED IN NEPAL, 4M SOUTHWEST OF KATHMANDU AFTER TAKEOFF = 5 CREW FATALITIES, INCLUDING AN AMERICAN PILOT. AIRPLANE IN LIVERY OF HINDUJA CARGO SERVICES, A SUBSIDIARY OF A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN MACHEN HOLDINGS UK, & LUFTHANSA (DLH).

SEPTEMBER 1999: J MATTA, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO.

APRIL 2000: HINDUJA CARGO SERVICES LOSES ITS CONTRACT WITH LUFTHANSA CARGO (LUB) FOR SHARJAH-BASED OPERATIONS AFTER (LUB) STARTS MD-11F SERVICE FROM FRANKFURT TO 8 DESTINATIONS IN REGION.

SITA: DELUILH.

MAY 2000: LUFTHANSA AND HINDUJA FAMILY DECIDE TO DISCONTINUE AIRLINE OPERATION.

3 727-200'S GROUNDED SINCE 2000-03, WHILE AIRLINE SETTLES ACCOUNTS.

AUGUST 2000: 3 727-243F'S (22052; 22053; 22167) SOLD TO PACIFIC COAST GROUP.

Fleet:
(definitions)

March 2001:

0 727-243 (1568-22052, /80 41 28; 1620-22053, /80 41 26; 1752-22167,
/81 41 25;), EX-(ALI) & (CAL), (DLH) LSD, (ETH) MAINT, CONV TO F BY (STC), 1 WET-LSD TO (TNB) 1999-02, ALL GROUNDED, (22052; 22053; 22167; ST PACIFIC COAST GROUP 2000-08); 22052 ST (EXM) 2000-12.

Management:
(definitions)

WING COMMANDER M K BAJPAI, MEMBER OF THE BOARD.

JOSEPH MATTA, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

UDO SCHMIDT, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING (DELUILH),
(deluit@ndb.vsnl.net.in).

D BISHT, ENGINEERING MANAGER MAINTENANCE (1997-10).

S S PAPNEJA, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER (1997-05).

 
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