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Airlines

Name: EUROATLANTIC AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: MAE
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LISBON
Country: PORTUGAL
Employees 315
Web: euroatlantic.pt
Email: commercial@euroatlantic.pt
Telephone: +351 21924 7315
Fax: +351 21924 7391
Sita: LISDCMM
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
MAE-2003-12-767-3YO VARIG
MAE-2005-09-767-3YOER
MAE-2005-11 - 767-383ER
MAE-2010-11-WET LEASE
MAE-LOGO

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997 AS AIR MADEIRA (TRADE NAME OF AIR ZARCO). INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
RUA DAS SESMARIAS 3
QUINTA DA BELOURA
ESTRADA DE ALBARRAQUE
SINTRA 2710-444, PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL (PORTUGESE REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1143, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 92,389 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 10.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS LISBON, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS PORTUGESE.

JUNE 1997: FROM LISBON TO MONTREAL, TORONTO, VARADERO, CANCUN, PUNTA CANA, NEW YORK, AND EUROPE.

ORIGINAL MAJOR SHAREHOLDER: PESTANA HOTELS.

1 L-1011-500 (1240), EX-(TAP) PORTUGAL, FORTIS LEASED. TO OPERATE CHARTER PASSENGER SERVICES TO CANADA.

SEPTEMBER 1997: SEVERAL OF AIRLINE'S SENIOR MANAGEMENT ARE FROM AIR ATLANTIS (AAA), THE FORMER CHARTER DIVISION OF (TAP) AIR PORTUGAL.

SEEKING 2 737-200/-300'S FOR FEEDER NETWORK, FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC

DECEMBER 1997: 1 L-1011-500 (1240), WET-LEASED TO (LAM) MOZAMBIQUE.

NOVEMBER 1998: 757-23A (255-24566) RETURNED TO TAESA (TES).

DECEMBER 1998: AIR LUXOR (LXR) OPERATES 1 L-1011-500, EX-(TAP) ON BEHALF OF (MAE).

APRIL 1999: 42 EMPLOYEES. SITA: LISDC8X.

JULY 1999: 737-300 (24096), AB AIRLINES (BRR) WET-LEASED.

OCTOBER 1999: 737-300 (24096) RETURNED TO (BRR).

DECEMBER 1999: NOW HAS ITS OWN AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC). HAD PREVIOSLY OPERATED AN L-1011, AIR LUXOR (LXA) WET-LEASED.

PLANS FOR 1 737-400 & 1 757-200 IN 2000.

FEBRUARY 2000: CHANGED ITS NAME FROM "AIR MADEIRA" TO "AIR ZARCO," BUT WILL CHANGE ITS NAME AGAIN, BECAUSE CURRENT NAME CONFLICTS WITH (ATC).

1 ORDER 737-300.

APRIL 2000: 42 EMPLOYEES. MAIN BASE: LISBON.

JUNE 2000: CHANGES NAME FROM "AIR ZARCO" TO "EUROATLANTIC AIRWAYS."

OCTOBER 2000: CHARTER FLIGHTS TO MIAMI (L-1011) FOR NORTHERN WINTER.

DECEMBER 2000: 1 737-33A (1462-23830, /88 PR-BRA), BRASIL RODO-AEREO (BRW) WET-LEASED.

APRIL 2001: PLANS TO ACQUIRE 1 767.

JUNE 2001: TO BISSAU (737-300, WEEKLY).

1 737-3K9 (1794-24213, /89), EX-AIR PORTUGAL (TAP), BAVARIA (BAV) LEASED.

MARCH 2002: 150 EMPLOYEES.

SITA: LISCDMM, LISOWMM.

April 2002: 112 employees (including 26 Flight Crew (FC); 59 Cabin Attendsants (CA); & 1 Maintenance Technician (MT).

737-3K9 (24213, PR-BRE), Brazil Rodeo Aereo (BRW) wet-leased.

February 2003: 1 L-1011-500 (1240) wet-leased to Air Universal (UVL) for Hadj.

March 2003: 1 order (2003-05) 737-33A (1444-23827, CS-TMZ). 1 L-1011-500 bought from and wet-leased to BWIA West Indies Airways (TTA).

April 2003: 112 employees (including 26 Flight Crew (FC), 59 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 1 Maintenance Technician (MT)).

EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) provides charter services from Lisbon to points in Europe and to Varadero, Cancun, Punta Cana, and Brazilian cities in Central in Central and South America, and is certificated to operate to Canada and the USA. It also provides subservices, wet leases and ad hoc charters.

(commercial@euroatlantic.pt).

June 2003: 150 employees.

July 2003: 737-33A (23830, CS-TLI), wet-leased to Alisea (ALZ). 737-3K9 (24213), short term wet-leased to Astraeus Airlines (AUA).

February 2004: Bought 51% of Air Plus of Mozambique, which it will use to operate service between Maputo and the tourist resort islands of Inhaca and Bazaruto.

1 L-1011 wet-leased to Volare Airlines (VLR).

May 2004: 65 employees (including 16 Flight Crew (FC); 19 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 2 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

737-3K9 (24213, CS-TLL), BRA Transportes Aereos (BRW) wet-leased (again). L-1011-385-3 (293B-1240, CS-TEB) wet-leased to AviaJet (AVZ).

June 2004: 767-383ER (24318, CS-TLO), Sunrock (SNR) leased. Next month, 767-300ER short-term wet-leased to Volare (VLR).

September 2004: 767-33AER (25535) wet-leased to AviaJet (AVZ).

December 2004: 150 employees.

1 737-300 wet-leased to Blue Air.

May 2005: 178 employees (including 90 Flight Crew (FC); 40 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 15 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

August 2005: 767-3YOER (26205, CS-TLQ), (GEF) leased.

April 2006: SN Brussels Airlines (DAT) has wet-leased a 767-300ER from EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) for 3 months to cover scheduled maintenance on its A330-300s. The airplane will mostly operate on the Dakar route.

May 2006: EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) is a Portugese charter airline operating worldwide long and medium-haul, jet airplane services. It is certificated to operate in the USA and Canada.

Employees = 215 (including 44 Flight Crew (FC), 101 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 15 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: MM. (ICAO) Code: MMZ (Callsign - EUROATLANTIC).

Parent organization/shareholders: Quanlux (Luxembourg) (45%); Dr Tomaz Julio Teixeira A G Metello (25%); Anglotel (Luxembourg) (20%); & Danielle Chadrin Metello (10%).

Alliances: Varig (VAR).

SITA: LISOWMM.

Main Base: Lisbon airport (LIS).

The plan of charter carrier and lessor EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) to acquire local Portugese charter airline Hi Fly (LXA) has stalled. The deal is being held up by a pending court action brought by (SALE) (SIL) against Hi Fly (LXA) for an alleged non-payment of a $6.1 million debt. A decision by the court is expected within a month.

December 2006: 757-200 (CS-TLX), short-term wet-lease to Knights Airlines.

September 2009: 767-3YOER (25411, S9-DBW), wet-leased to (STP) Airways.

August 2010: EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) has currently wet-leased its single 767-300ERF freighter to LAN Cargo (LCO). (MAE) has retired its L-1011-500, thereby ending another chapter in European aviation history as EuroAtlantic (MAE) was the last European operator of the Lockheed TriStar with the exception of the Royal Air Force.

May 2011: African Airlines Association (AFRAA) reiterated its strong criticism of the European Union (EU)'s "continued unilateral practice of blacklisting of mainly African states and airlines with no visible benefits in enhancing safety on the continent" and called on African governments, the African Union and the African Civil Aviation Commission to not "allow this state of affairs to continue as the continent's air transport industry is being progressively destroyed."

The statement follows the European Commission (EC)'s April decision to prohibit all carriers certified in Mozambique and 2 Air Madagascar (MAD) 767s from operating to (EU) airports. The (EC) cited "significant safety deficiencies requiring decisive action in both cases." Mozambique is the 14th African state to be subject to a blanket ban; an additional 4 African states are subject to either a partial ban or have an individual carrier that has been restricted from operating to the (EU).

In a statement, (AFRAA) called the (EU) blacklist a "public relations exercise" that acts as "a blunt instrument that constrains the development of a viable African air transport industry in Africa." It continued, "While the net losers are African carriers, the net beneficiaries are always the (EU) community carriers that swiftly step in to fill the vacuum and take the market share of the banned airlines. (EU) carriers will continue to operate with increased frequencies and higher yields to Mozambique and the other states that are the subject of the ban. If the airspace of an African country is unsafe, it is unsafe also for European carriers who continue to fly the African skies for commercial benefit."

The organization pointed out that (LAM) Mozambique Airlines has had no major accidents since it was established in 1980 and no accidents of any kind since 1989. It noted that a number of European airlines "can make no such claim. However, [LAM's] impeccable safety record has not spared it from the (EU) blanket banning. The (AFRAA) fails to see how such blanket banning contributes to encourage African carriers which strive to achieve industry best practices in safety standards."

(LAM) said it will be able to continue offering Maputo - Lisbon service despite Mozambique's addition to the (EU) blacklist by wet-leasing a 767-300ER from Portuguese wet-lease (ACMI) provider euroAtlantic (MAE).

September 2011: 777-200ER wet-leased to Air Madagascar (MAD) for 1 year. It operates from Antananarivo to Marseilles and Paris (CDG).

January 2012: It has returned its 757-200 and plans to replace it with an ex-Transavia Airlines (TAV) 737-8K2 (30646, PH-HZY - - SEE PHOTO - - "MAE-737-8K2 - 2012-01"). This Hajj season it had operated 2 of its 767-300ERs for Med-View Airline and nasair (NAZ). 1 of its 767-300ERs currently again operates for Cubana (CUB).

May 2012: EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) has chosen Fokker Services as partner to install the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for iPad® in its entire fleet of various Boeing airplanes. The (EFB) solution for iPad® is (EASA) certified (Class 2 Type B), requires no expensive (ICT) infrastructure and has a power reserve of up to 8 hours. Easy installation ensures airplanes can be converted with very limited downtime at a cost that is incomparable to anything else on the market. ‘The main reason for EuroAtlantic (MAE)to chose the (EFB) solution for iPad® is cost savings. Once the installation is accomplished, the time consuming and costly distribution of paper updates on navigation charts and airplane manuals will be history’, says Tomaz Metello (CEO) Euroatlantic Airways (MAE).

The (EFB) solution for iPad® has been developed and tested with the pilot (FC) in mind. It is mobile, user friendly and most of all personal to its owner. Information can be stored, catalogued and bookmarked. The touch screen makes browsing and annotating quick and easy, whilst flight plans can be studied prior to boarding. The 1-click update automatically replaces outdated content with new versions via the internet. It keeps pilots (FC) updated and informed and improves lines of communication within the organization.

June 2012: Navtech signed a multi-year agreement with EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) to provide aeronautical electronic charts for the iPad in a class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).

July 2012: euroAtlantic Airways (MAE) has found 2 new wet-lease customers and is currently operating its 737-800 (30646, CS-TQU) on behalf of (TACV) - Cabo Verde Airlines (TCV) and its 777-200ER (28513, CS-TFM) on behalf of Conviasa (CVC). The 777 wet-lease replaces a previous agreement Conviasa had with Air Tahiti Nui (NUI) which had operated an A340-300 on its behalf between Madrid Barajas (MAD) and Caracas Simón Bolívar International (CCS).

September 2012: TACV - Cabo Verde Airlines (TCV) has temporarily wet-leased 767-383ER (24318, CS-TLO) from euroAtlantic Airways (MAE) until mid-November. (TCV) mainly uses the airplane on its route from Praia International (RAI) to Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS) as well as from Praia International (RAI), Sal Amilcar Cabral International (SID) and São Vicente Cesaria Evora (VXE) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

October 2012: STP Airways (STP) has now started using the single 737-8K2 (30646, CS-TQU) of its parent euroAtlantic Airways (MAE) on its weekly flight linking São Tome and Lisbon Portela de Sacavem (LIS). It had previously used EuroAtlantic (MAE) 767-300ERs on the route, where it competes with another weekly service by (TAP) Portugal.

April 2013: (LOT) Polish Airlines is to take 777-212ER (28513, CS-TFM) on wet lease from EuroAtlantic (MAE), while it awaits the return to service of its 787s.

July 2014: Jet Asia Airways (JSZ) and EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) signed a wet-lease agreement for Boeing 767-2J6ER (24007, HS-JAK). On July 2, the 767 was delivered to Lisbon to be operated throughout Europe and Africa on behalf of EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE).

August 2014: 767-300ER returned from lease to Air Madagascar (MAD).

July 2015: (GE) Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEF) has delivered the 1st of 3 Boeing 767-300ERs to EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) to expand (MAE)’s fleet. The remaining 2 airplanes are scheduled for delivery later this year.

August 2015: euroAtlantic Airways ((IATA) Code: YU, based at Lisbon) (MAE) has announced it will base 6 airplanes (1 777-200ER and 5 767-300ERs) and about 270 crew (FC and (CA) in Jeddah as part of a Hajj charter contract with Saudi Arabian carrier, flynas ((IATA) Code: XY, based at Riyadh) (NAZ).

“This Hajj contract is, to date, the biggest ever signed by a national airline, public or privately owned," Dr Tomaz Metello the Chairman & (CEO) of euroAtlantic Airways (MAE), said. "And in the history of Portuguese civil aviation, this is the largest ever movement of airplanes and crews."

As part of its 10 week-long contract, (MAE) will ferry pilgrims from destinations in India, Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, to Jeddah. From there, they will head to the city of Mecca, revered by Muslims as the birthplace of Muhammad and the site of his 1st revelation of the Quran.

November 2015: 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR), ex-(EI-FLV), (GEF) leased.

July 2016: 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR) returned from lease to Air Niugini (NIU).

December 2016: 777-212ER (28513, CS-TFM) returned from flynas (NAZ).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
MAE-737-8K2 - 2012-01
MAE-757
MAE-757 - 2013-10
MAE-757 CS-TLX DEC06
MAE-767-300F - 2015-08.jpg
MAE-L-1011 CONFIG

August 2017:

0 737-3K9 (CFM56-3B2) (1794-24213, /89 PR-BRE), EX-(TAP), (BAV) LSD 2001-06, RTND; (BRW) WET-LSD (AGAIN) 2002-04. WET-LST (AUA) 2003-07 & RF. (BRW) WET-LSD 2004-05. RTND, LST (BLD) 2005-01. RTND (BAV) & ST (NWG) 2006-02. 148Y.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1444-23827, /87 CS-TMZ), NORWAYBANK LSD 2003-06. WITH WINGLETS. RTND, LST (HAU) 2006-07. 148Y.

1 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1462-23830, /88 CS-TLI "JOSE DE OLIVERA MARQUES"), EX-(TAP), (FSB) LSD 2000-06, WET-LST (BSL) 2000-12. WET-LST (ALZ) 2003-07 AS (CS-TLI). 148Y.

0 737-42C (CFM56-3) (2062-24813, /91), EX-(UKL), 4 YR LSD, REPLACES 737-33A. RTND.

1 ORDER (2012-12) 737-800 (CFM56-7B), WITH WINGLETS.

1 737-8K2 (CFM56-7B27) (1122-30646, /02 CS-TQU - - SEE PHOTO - - "MAE-737-8K2 - 2012-01"), EX-(TAV), (ILF) LSD 2012-01. EX-(PH-HZY). WET-LST (STP) 2012-10. WITH WINGLETS. 186Y.

0 ORDER 757-200, CANCELED 1.

0 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (CS-TLX, - SEE PHOTO), ACGC LSD 2005-06. SHORT-TERM WET-LEASE TO KNIGHT AIRLINES 2006-12. RTND. 216Y.

1 767-2J6ER (PW4052) (204-24007, /88 HS-JAK), EX-(N984JM) 2012-09. (JSZ) WET-LST EUROATLANTIC (MAE) (2014-07). 18C, 196Y.

2 767-3YOER (PW4060) (408-25411, /92 PP-VTC; 505-26208, /93 PP-VTE),
(GEF) LSD 2003-08. RF OCEANAIR. 25411; WET-LST (STP) AIRWAYS 2009-09. RF (ACN) LEASE 2014-08. 300Y.

1 767-3YOER (PW4060) (474-26205, /93 CS-TLQ), (GEF) LSD, WET-LST (SOW). REPOSSESSED FROM (SOW) 2005-03. WET-LST (AIN) 2007-02. 30C, 215Y.

1 767-3YOER (PW4060) (28208, CS-TFT), 2014-08.

1 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR), EX-(EI-FLV), (GEF) LSD 2015-11.

1 767-375BDSF (CF6-80C2B6) (248-24086, /88 CS-TLZ), 2008-10. WET-LST (LCO), WET-LST (TMA) FOR ONE YEAR, 2012-12. FREIGHTER.

0 767-33AER (PW4060) (491-25535), EX-(AVI), (AWW) LSD. SHORT-TERM ET-LST (VLR) 2004-07. WET-LSD (AVZ) 2004-09, RF (AVZ). WET-LST (VLR) 2004-11 & RF (VLR). RTND.

1 767-35DER (PW4060) (24865, CS-TRW), EX-(SP-LPA), (LOT) LSD 2014-08.

1 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR), RETUENED FROM AIR NIUGINI (NIU) 2016-07.

1 767-383ER (PW4060) (257-24318, /89 CS-TLO), (SNR) LSD 2004-06. MILLENIUM LSD 2010-03. WET-LST (VLR) 2004-11 & RTND. LST (EHD) 2005-01. RF (EHD) 2005-03. WET-LST (TCV) 2012-09 TIL MID NOVEMBER 2012. 16C, 234Y.

1 777-212ER (TRENT 884) (144-28513, /98 CS-TFM), 2010-01. LST (MAD) 2011-09 FOR 1 YR. WET-LST (LOT) 2013-05. TO (NAZ) FOR HAJJ OPERATIONS 2015-08. RETURNED FROM FLYNAS (NAZ) 2016-12. 30C, 293Y.

0 F 100 (11317, CS-TPD) WFU AND STORAGE @ BEJA.

0 L-1011-385-3 TRISTAR 500 (RB211-524B4-02) (293B-1240, /83 CS-TEB "NAUGHTON SIMAO"), EX-(TAP), (FOS) LSD, WET-LST (LAM) 1997-12, WET-LST (UVL) FOR HADJ 2003-02. WET-LST (AVZ) 2003-05. RTRD. 21C, 279Y.

0 L-1011-500 (RB211-22B) (1231, /82 TF-ABT), EX-(TAP), (LXR) WET-LSD, RF (LXR). 362Y.

Management:
(definitions)

DR TOMAZ METELLO, PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), & FOUNDER.

EUCLIDES BATALHA, VP.

ANTONIA MENDOCA, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

MARQUES CORREIRA, DIRECTOR QUALITY.

CAPTAIN GUILHERMINO SILVA, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,
(groundoperations@euroatlantic.pt).

RUFINO OLIVEIRA, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

JOAQUIM CARLOS COELHO, DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL (commercial@euroatlantic.pt).

SALOME FIGUEIREDO, DIRECTOR FINANCIAL.

EDUARDO NASCIMENTO, DIRECTOR HANDLING & CATERING.

RUI CORREIA DOS SANTOS, DEPUTY COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR (2013-11).

 
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