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Name: OMEGA AIR
7JetSet7 Code: OMG
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: DUBLIN
Country: IRELAND
Employees 7
Web:
Email: omega@iol.ie
Telephone: +351-1-8376622
Fax: +351-1-8376678
Sita: DUBOMCR
Background
(definitions)

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OMG-707-AUG08

FORMED IN 1980. USED JET AIRPLANE LEASING AND FINANCING COMPANY.

ADDRESS:
COLLINSTOWN CROSS
DUBLIN AIRPORT, (CO DUBLIN), IRELAND

EIRE/IRELAND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1919, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 70,284 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 3.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS DUBLIN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH AND GAELIC.

APRIL 1996: HAS PORTFOLIO OF APPROXIMATELY 25 707F'S.

SIGNED CONTRACT WITH BOEING (TBC) FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE & GROUND OPERATIONS SYSTEMS (MGOS) GROUP TO PRODUCE A 707 STRUCTURAL INSPECTION PROGRAM, FOR COMPLETION IN 1997.

JUNE 1996: CONTRACT WITH (P&W) TO RE-ENGINE 707 FLEET, WITH (JT8D-200) ($14 -$15 MILLION PER AIRPLANE). OMEGA AIR (OMG) IS A MAJOR PARTNER IN USA-BASED CONSORTIUM "7Q7" TO CERTIFY (JT8D-200) ENGINES IN 1998. ULICK MCEVADDY, DIRECTOR & VP IN "7Q7" SAYS (OMG) INTENDS TO DO ENTIRE 25 707'S OVER NEXT 10 YEARS. ALSO IN MARKET FOR RE-ENGINING MILITARY 707'S (TANKERS, AIRBORNE WARNING AND CONTROL SYSTEM/JOINT SURVEILLANCE & TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM (AWACS/JSTARS). RETROFIT TO USE (JT8D-217C), WHICH OFFERS WEIGHT SAVINGS. HOPE TO GET -20% REDUCTION IN FUEL CONSUMPTION, & STAGE 3 COMPLIANCE. ALSO +30% MORE RANGE, & +45% FASTER IN CLIMB, TO CRUISE ALTITUDE. "7Q7" ENGINEERING & DESIGN, BY PARTNER, SWEARINGEN AIRCRAFT, SAN ANTONIO, WITH ED SWEARINGEN, PRESIDENT OF "7Q7" CONSORTIUM.

JASON AIR, OSTEND, BELGIUM, OPERATES AN (OMG) LEASED 707.

SCRAPPED 707-100 (YN-CCN).

APRIL 1997: 1 707-320C (JT3D-3B), EX-ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA).

SEPTEMBER 1997: NI AIRCRAFT LEASING, NISSHO IWAI SUBSIDIARY, HAS RIGHTS TO 20 DC-10-40'S, EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), FOR $170 MILLION (JT9D-59A). 2 BY THE END OF 1997, 3 BY 2000, & REMAINING 15 BY 2005. POSSIBLE CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER BY AERONAVALI (ARP). TEN FORTY CORPORATION (CONSORTIUM OF USA/EUROPEAN INVESTORS LED BY OMEGA AIR (OMG) PURCHASED 20 DC-10-40'S (JT9D-59A) + 9 SPARES).

SOLD 707-365C (19590), EX-ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA) TO ARGENTINE AIR FORCE.

DECEMBER 1997: CHALLENGE AIR (CHA) MAY BE LAUNCH CUSTOMER FOR 2/3 ORDERS DC-10-40'S IN 1998.

JUNE 1998: 1 707-320B (JT3D-3), EX-SCIBE (SAK).

SEPTEMBER 1998: 2ND 707-351C (19774), EX-ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM), LEASED TO SKYMASTER AIRLINES (SKA), BRAZIL.

JANUARY 1999: BUYS 707-320C (20124) FROM CHALLENGE AIR CARGO (CHA) FOR TESTBED FOR "SEVEN Q SEVEN" PROGRAM TO RE-ENGINE 707'S WITH (JT8D-219)'S.

FEBRUARY 1999: 1 707-300C (21956), EX-ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE (MRC).

AUGUST 1999: "SEVEN Q SEVEN" (OMEGA/JAFFE/SWEARINGEN) BEGAN FLIGHT TESTING AT SAN ANTONIO, OF 707-300 WITH A (JT8D-219) IN PLACE OF A #1 (JT3D). FLIGHT TESTS WITH ALL 4 ENGINES IN 4TH Q 1999.

SEPTEMBER 1999: "SEVEN Q SEVEN" JOINT VENTURE WITH (PRW) AND NORTHRUP GRUMMAN (GRU), TO OFFER RE-ENGINING OF MILITARY/GOVERNMENT OPERATED 707'S (ABOUT 150 AIRPLANES OPERATED BY 22 COUNTRIES), WITH (JT8D-219)'S AT MELBOURNE, FLORIDA (GRU) FACILITY WITH NORDAM COWL DOORS/PYLONS, AND BFGOODRICH (BFG) INLET/THRUST REVERSERS. PROJECTS $500M MARKET.

AUGUST 2001: 1ST FLIGHT OF 707-300 RE-ENGINED WITH (JT8D-219)'S BY SEVEN Q SEVEN, TEXAS, USA. BFGOODRICH (BFG) SUPPLIES ENGINE BUILD UNIT, INLET REVERSER, AND NORDAM SUPPLIES THE STRUTS AND COWLS. CERTIFICATION SCHEDULED FOR (2Q) 2002.

707-351C (JT3D-3B) (708-19774, /68 54 22 XA-TDZ), EX-AERO POSTALE (POA), LEASED TO BETA (BRQ).

October 2004: Sold DC-10-30F (47907, Z-ARL) to Avient Aviation (AVE).

August 2008: The USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight-test program for the Pratt & Whitney (PRW) (JT8D-219) 707 re-engining program is underway at Mojave, California, USA. The engine is being used to re-engine the US Airforce (USF)'s Boeing E-8C JSTARS and (NATO) (NAT) E-3 AWACS surveillance airplane derivatives of the 707. The (JT98D-219)s will be provided on an operational lease basis by (P&W). The upgrade will provide up to -22% fuel burn reduction and a take-off noise reduction of -40dB over the existing (P&W) (TF33)/(JT3D) engines. The program was developed with the help of Dublin-based 707 operator Omega Air (OMG) and its San Antonio, Texas subsidiary, Seven-Q-Seven.

SEE ATTACHED PHOTO AND ARTICLE - - "OMG-707-AUG08."

April 2017: Modified Omega Air Tanker seen at Anchorage International Airport on April 29, 2017.

See photo - "OMG-707-2017-04.jmg."

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
OMG-707 - 2017-04.jpg

June 2017:

0 707-3W6C (JT3D-3B) (21956), EX-(MRC) 1999-02, TO (ISR) 2000-02.

0 707-321B (JT3D-3B) (417-18839, /65 OM-UFB), EX-(PAA)/(CII), LST (MAU), SCRAPPED AT MOJAVE 2002-12.

1 707-321B (JT3D-3B) (790-20029, /69 N707AR), EX-(PAA)/(CII).

0 707-321C (JT3D-3B) (662-19375, /68 EL-AKJ), EX-(PAA), LST (SKA) 1998-07. W/O IN FIRE AT SOUTHEND 2003-05.

1 707-323B (JT3D-3B) (811-20175, /69 N709PC), EX-(AAL)/(POC), RF (GUY); 8-7, /69 EL-AKK, EX-(AAL)/(POC). 20177 SCRAPPED AT MOJAVE 2002-12.

1 707-323C (JT3D-3B) (727-20088, /68 PT-TCN), EX-(AAL)/(TBL), LST (BRQ).

1 707-324C (JT3D-3B) (587-19353, /67 9G-JNR), EX-(CAL)/(CII), LST (RJA), FOR JASON AIR OPS.

1 707-330C (7Q7 JT8D-219 TESTBED 1/99) (806-20124, /69 N707HE), EX-(DLH)/(CHA).

1 707-330C (JT3D-3B) (557-19317, /67 PP-BSE), EX-(DLH)/(TBL), LST (BRQ) 1996-12.

0 707-347C (JT3D-3B) (19967), ST (MEA) 2000-04.

1 707-351B (JT3D-3B) (345-18586, /63 P4-FDH), GROUNDED AT MANSTON.

1 707-351C (JT3D-3B) (705-19773, /68 PT-WSM), EX-(NWA)/(RAM), LST (SKA).

1 707-351C (JT3D-3B) (708-19774, /68 XA-TDZ), EX-(NWA)/(RAM), RF (POA), LST (BRQ) 2001-08.

1 707-365C (JT3D-3B) (654-19590, /67 LV-WXL), EX-(BRJ)/(MEU), LST (RJA), WET-LST (AGF).

1 DC-10-30F (47907, Z-ARL), ST (AVE) 2004-10. FREIGHTER.

5 +15 ORDERS DC-10-40 (JT9D-59A), EX-(JAL), TO (CHA).

Management:
(definitions)

DESMOND MCEVADDY, (CEO).

ULICK MCEVADDY, VP CORPORATE AFFAIRS.

JAMES KING, CHAIRMAN (TEN FORTY CORP).

DONAL BOYLAN, VP TECHNICAL (TEN FORTY CORP)
(donal.boylan@worldnet.att.net).

DESMOND MCEVADDY, VP ADMINISTRATION & LEGAL AFFAIRS.

DAVE KELLEHER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

KEVIN O'NEILL, QUALITY ASSURANCE DIRECTOR (2/97) (DUBOMCR) (omega@iol.ie).

DAVE KELLEHER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (2/97).

GERRY MCGRATH, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

DERMOT LYNCH, SPARES PROCUREMENT MANAGER.

 
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