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Name: BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: PAA
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: PORTSMOUTH
Country: USA
Employees 200
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PAA-1ST FLT 747-100-2009-11-A
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FORMED IN AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. FORMERLY "MAJESTIC AIR." D B A "PAN AM CLIPPER CONNECTION." SCHEDULED & CHARTER, DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT
14 AVIATION AVENUE
PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE NH 03801, USA

RESTARTS OPERATIONS IN 1996 BY FLORIDA BUSINESSMAN, CHARLES COBB (FORMER USA AMBASSADOR TO ICELAND) & MARTIN SHUGRUE, PRESIDENT & CEO (FORMER PAN AM (PAA) COO).

MARCH 1996: FROST HANNA MERGERS GROUP 40% PROVIDED A $10 MILLION LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) TO LEASE 3 A300B4-200'S (CF6-50C2) (220 LEASED BY (OPE), 216 FAUCETT (FCT) LEASED), FROM ING AVIATION IN MAY 1996.

THOMAS ENOMOTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING; JAMES SHROYER, MANAGING DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC)/CHIEF INSPECTOR.

TO FLY TAMPA, ORLANDO, LOS ANGELES (LAX), NEW YORK, CHICAGO (ORD) & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO). STARTS OPERATIONS IN SUMMER WITH A300'S.

JULY 1996: TO MERGE WITH CARNIVAL (CVL) AND OPERATE UNDER PAN AM NAME. PRINCIPAL (CVL) SHAREHOLDER MICKEY ARISON WILL BECOME ONE OF
THE LARGEST STAKEHOLDERS IN PAN AM (PAA).

SEPTEMBER 1996: 1ST FLIGHT NEW YORK (JFK) TO MIAMI (MIA). A300-B4 CHRISTENED "CLIPPER FAIR WIND" BY LARS LINDBERGH, GRANDSON OF FAMOUS AVIATOR CHARLES, AND KRISTIE TRIPPE, GRANDDAUGHTER OF JUAN TRIPPE, FOUNDER OF ORIGINAL PAN AM. KEITH MACKEY, 54, CAPTAIN, ONE OF 50 EMPLOYEES WHO WORKED AT THE PIONEER CARRIER.

+2 FOR 4 A300-B4'S IN DECEMBER 1996.

NOVEMBER 1996: 2 A300B4-200'S (053; 075), CS AVIATION SERVICES 5 YEAR LEASED, EX-(VIA). MAINTENANCE BY MOBILE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING.

BREAK-EVEN % LF (LOAD FACTOR) = 51.46% NEW YORK (JFK) - LOS ANGELES (LAX), 48.13% - MIAMI (MIA), 48.74% - SAN FRANCISCO (SFO),
62.34% - SAN JUAN (SJU), AND 47% FOR (MIA) - (SJU).

DECEMBER 1996: CODE SHARE WITH AEROPERU (PER), NEW YORK (JFK), MIAMI (MIA), LIMA (A300).

JANUARY 1997: TO CHICAGO MIDWAY FROM MIAMI (MIA). NEW YORK TO SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CODE SHARE WITH APA INTERNATIONAL WITH A300, 254 PAX, AND POSSIBLY USE 727 NATIONAIR LEASED INITIALLY.

1ST QUARTER = 47.1% LF LOAD FACTOR.

MIAMI (MIA) TO SAN JUAN - NEW YORK.

MARCH 1997: ACQUIRES ITS LARGER REGIONAL RIVAL CARNIVAL AIRLINES (CVL). MICKY ARISON, (CVL), TO INVEST $30 MILLION FOR 42% STOCK. WITH (CVL)'S 27 JETS, THE NEW COMPANY WILL HAVE 31 AIRPLANES AND 2,075 EMPLOYEES.

1 727-200 NATIONS AIR WET-LEASED TO OPERATE TO SANTO DOMINGO.

APRIL 1997: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1996 = -$27.5 MILLION: 46.8% LF LOAD FACTOR. PASSED RECENT NASIP (NATIONAL AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM) "WITH SOME MINOR EXCEPTIONS."

MAY 1997: 5TH & 6TH A300'S. 1ST QUARTER = -$14.6 MILLION.

JUNE 1997: PAN AM (PAA) & CARNIVAL AIRLINES (CVL) CODE SHARE UNTIL ACQUISITION OF (PAA).

1 A300B4-203 (259), EX-(ALV), (ING) 6 YEAR LEASED. 2 727-200'S, (CVL) WET-LEASED. (FAA) IS SCRUTINIZING MERGER WITH (CVL) WITH REGARDS TOO RAPID A GROWTH OF PAN AM (PAA).

AUGUST 1997: $60 MILLION HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 3 YEARS TO B AE AVIATION SERVICES, FILTON, UK, FOR A300B4 FLEET.

2ND QUARTER = -$17.1 MILLION, 6 MONTHS = -$31.6 MILLION.

OCTOBER 1997: A300B4-203 (053) "CLIPPER DEFENDER." A300B4-203 (220) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

NOVEMBER 1997: 3 ORDERS (DECEMBER 1997) 737-300'S, EX-WIEN ALASKA (WIE). FLEET IS NOW 7 727-200'S, 2 737-200'S, 3 737-300'S, & 1 A300. WANTS MORE STAGE 3 727-200'S AND 737'S. EASTERN AIRLINES (EAL) OWNS 11% AND SOLD MAINTENANCE FACILITIES & A300'S TO PAN AM (PAA). REDUCED OPERATING A300'S TO 1 TO CONTINUED LOSSES (-$134.5 MILLION OVER YEAR), WITH REST PARKED AT NEW YORK (JFK), MIAMI (MIA), AND FORT LAUDERDALE. TO LAY OFF -465 EMPLOYEES.

3RD QUARTER = -$21 MILLION. -$4.8 MILLION SPENT ON REMOVAL OF A300'S FROM LOS ANGELES (LAX) - NEW YORK SERVICE. 9 MONTHS = -$52.7 MILLION.

AFTER MERGER WITH CARNIVAL (CVL), HAS 21 AIRPLANES, 50 DEPARTURES TO 17 CITIES.

DECEMBER 1997: DAVID BANMILLER, PRESIDENT, EX-AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) VP INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT AIR CAL & SUNJET INTERNATIONAL(SJI), REPLACES MARTIN SHUGRUE.

ABANDONING MAINTENANCE HEAVY A300B4'S FOR 727'S & 737'S. LAST A300B4 LEAVES FLEET IN MAY 1998 AS FOCUS SWITCHES TO NORTH - SOUTH TRAFFIC. 737-400 (N407KW - "CLIPPER RAPID").

CODE SHARE WITH SAETA, MIAMI (MIA) - NEW YORK - QUITO, ISLIP - WEST PALM BEACH - FORT LAUDERDALE. HARTFORD - FORT LAUDERDALE.

JANUARY 1998: EXTENDS (ILF) LEASE FOR 5 YEARS ON 2 OF 7 737-400'S.

DAVID BANMILLER, PRESIDENT STATED "THE 737-400 IS THE AIRPLANE OF CHOICE FOR PAN AM (PAA) AS WE RATIONALIZE AND MODERNIZE OUR FLEET." THE A300'S, 250 PAX WERE TOO COSTLY TO OPERATE. OWNS 30% PAN AM AIR BRIDGE, CONNECTING SEAPLANE SERVICE AT MIAMI (MIA) WITH 3 GRUMMAN MALLARD TURBOPROPS, 17 PAX, TO BIMINI, WALKERS BAY, & PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS. WIEN (WIE) BOUGHT 70% FOR $10 MILLION INCLUDING THE SEAPLANE BASE, WATSON ISLAND.

FEBRUARY 1998: 1,750 EMPLOYEES.

SELLS AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) INCLUDING PERSONNEL, MANUAL & SYSTEMS TO PALM BEACH AEROSPACE (PBA) & ASSUMED OPERATING PARAMETERS OF CARNIVAL AIRLINES (CVL), WHICH ARE MORE GENEROUS & FLEXIBLE DUE TO (CVL)'S LONG OPERATIONS HISTORY. CLOSE TO BANKRUPTCY. GROUNDS REMAINING A300'S. LAYS OFF -30 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & -50 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & LAYS OFF -225 (-15%). 2 A300B4-203'S (227; 236) RETURNED TO AIRBUS (EDS), STORED AT MARANA, ARIZONA, AND THEN SENT TO TNT AIRWAYS (TNB).

MARCH 1998: FILES CHAPTER 11. CEASES OPERATIONS.

POSSIBLE RESCUE BY CARL ICAHN, LONGTIME BACKER OF (TWA) IN THE 1980'S. STILL CONTINUES CHARTER OPERATIONS WITH CASINO FLIGHTS FOR GOLD, MIAMI HEAT (NBA) TEAM, & WET-LEASES FOR KIWI INTERNATIONAL (KIW), AIR ARUBA (AAU), & AIR JAMAICA (JAM). CARL ICAHN PLEDGES $43 MILLION. BANMILLER SAID RESTART WOULD NEED +500 EMPLOYEES. BANKRUPTCY COURT REJECTS ICAHN'S $43 MILLION BID. LATEST TURNAROUND SPECIALIST "LAST HOPE" IS MILAN MANDARIC WHO EXPANDED THE NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE 1970'S. LATER, MANDARIC DROPS OUT. TO CONTINUE CHARTERS WITH 2 727-200'S & 1 737-200 IT OWNS.

APRIL 1998: STAYS AFLOAT WITH CHARTER DEMAND GREATER THAN ITS CAPACITY, FOR EXAMPLE: CHARTERS FOR AIR JAMAICA (JAM) AND AIR ARUBA (AAU).

DAVID BANMILLER, CEO, RESIGNS AND IS REPLACED BY ROBERT MANCIL, GENERAL MANAGER, EX-DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

125 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1998: LATEST POSSIBLE BUYER IS GUILFORD TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES.

2 727-200'S & 1 737 MAINTENANCE AT FORT LAUDERDALE.

JULY 1998: EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY AND IS NOW OWNED BY GUILFORD TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES.

125 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 1998: 727-282 (21950), EX-PREMIER AIR, GUILFORD LEASED.
SELLS 737-201 (19422).

SEPTEMBER 1998: PLANS FOR MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR ITS 727-200'S &
3RD PARTY MAINTENANCE AT 200K SQ FT HANGAR AT PEASE INTERNATIONAL, TRADEPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE (FORMER USA AIR FORCE BASE), MOVING MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE.

727-225 (20623 "CLIPPER A JAY CRISTOL"). ACQUIRES 727-221 (22535), PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY THE OLD PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRLINES (4TH 727). CONTINUES TO EXPAND CHARTER SERVICES AND EVALUATING POSSIBLE SCHEDULED SERVICE AGAIN.

OCTOBER 1998: 1 727-200 (22535), EX-EXPRESS ONE INTERNATIONAL (EOI), GUILFORD LEASED.

ED STALZER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, EX-FINE AIR (ARW). FRED WERNSTED, MANAGER MAINTENANCE, PEASE DEVELOPMENT CENTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

ANNIVERSARY OF 1ST COMMERCIAL TRANSATLANTIC JET FLIGHT, OCTOBER 28, 1958 (707) - 40 YEARS! 1997 = -$51.51 MILLION (-$13.78 MILLION).

NOVEMBER 1998: GUILFORD TRANSPORTATION PLANS TO BUY 2 727-200'S (21106; 21107), EX-AIR JAMAICA (JAM) IN 1ST QUARTER 1999.

DECEMBER 1998: IN 1ST QUARTER, CHARTERS TO CARIBBEAN.

JANUARY 1999: 3 727-200'S (21106; 21107; EX-AIR JAMAICA (JAM); 22539, EX-EXPRESS ONE (EOI)), GUILFORD LEASED.

MARCH 1999: 2 CASA 212-200F'S (304; 309), EX-SATENA, GUILFORD.
MAY BUY KIWI INTERNATIONAL (KIW).

APRIL 1999: (http;//www.panam.org).

MAY 1999: SERVICE FROM PEASE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TRADEPORT, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TO ORLANDO-SANFORD (25 MILES NORTH OF ORLANDO). BOTH AIRPORTS HAVE NEVER OPERATED DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL PASSENGER SERVICE.

200 EMPLOYEES.

JULY 1999: PLANS TO RESUME SCHEDULED OPERATIONS IN AUGUST 1999 FROM ITS PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE HQ, TO GARY, INDIANA; - SANFORD, FLORIDA (727-200, 149 PAX IN "SPACIOUS" C CLASS). AFTER 30 - 45 DAYS, PLANS TO FLY TO SANFORD AND ON TO SAN JUAN.

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 73.78 MILLION (RPM) TRAFFIC, 78.4% LF LOAD FACTOR, 64,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

SEPTEMBER 1999: 3RD REINCARNATION WHEN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (DOT) OK'S SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE FROM PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TO GARY, INDIANA, TO SANFORD, FLORIDA. HAS BEEN FLYING CHARTER SERVICE SINCE FEBRUARY 1999, WHEN IT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. WILL USE 727-200'S, 149 PAX IN (C) CLASS, & PLANS TO ADD NON-STOPS PORTSMOUTH TO ORLANDO/SANFORD, AND SANFORD TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. GUILFORD TRANSPORTATION, RAILROAD OPERATOR BOUGHT THE (PAA) NAME, JETS, PARTS, & AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE FOR $28.5 MILLION IN JUNE 1998.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = -$20.40 MILLION (-$76.53 MILLION).

FEBRUARY 2000: IN MARCH 2000, TO BANGOR, MAINE, (727-200 CLIPPER CLASS) CONNECTING PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND SANFORD/ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

MARCH 2000: CHARTER OPERATIONS WITH TNT VACATIONS, FROM PEASE TRADEPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TO ST MARTIN & ST KITTS (727-200) WEEKEND SERVICE. TO PITTSBURGH - GARY. IN MAY 2000, BANGOR - PITTSBURGH - (SANFORD).

7 727-200'S (20623; 20628; 21106; 21107; 21950; 22535; 22539) TO HAVE RAISBECK STAGE 3 HEAVYWEIGHT HUSHKITS INSTALLED AT 220,000 SQ FT HANGAR AT PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 10 ORDERS JETSTREAM 31'S FOR OPERATIONS AS JETSTREAM CLIPPER CONNECTION.

JUNE 2000: IN AUGUST 2000, ST LOUIS MID-AMERICA - ORLANDO, SANFORD/ - CHICAGO GARY (727-200, DAILY).

JULY 2000: 1999 = 194 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 70.7% LF LOAD FACTOR; 104,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

(http://www.flypanam.com).

SEPTEMBER 2000: APPLIES FOR SERVICE TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL. IN NOVEMBER 2000 TO LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL, ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (727-200).

DECEMBER 2000: CEASED OPERATIONS - - FOR FURTHER DATA, SEE BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS (CVL).

November 2009: SEE ATTACHED "AIRWAYS" ARTICLE ON FIRST PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS COMMERCIAL 747-100 FLIGHT (JANUARY 12, 1970) NEW YORK (JFK) TO LONDON HEATHROW - - "PAA-1ST 747-100 FLT-2009-11."

Fleet:
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December 2000:

2 727-225 (JT8D HK) (939-20623 "CLIPPER A JAY CRISTOL;" 948-20628, N365PA), (CVL) WET-LSD. 149 PAX.

1 727-282 (JT8D HK) (1579-21950, N369PA), EX-PREMIER AIR, GUILFORD LSD.

1 727-221 (JT8D HK) (1764-22535), EX-(PAA) (ORIGINAL) 199809, & EX-(EOI).

2 727-2MO ADV (JT8D-145/-15A) (21106 N362PA; 21107), EX-(JAM), GUILFORD LSD 1999-01.

1 727-221 (JT8D-17R) (22539, N367PA "CLIPPER EGIL"), EX-(EOI), GUILFORD LSD 1999-01.

2 CASA 212-200F (304, N203PA; 309), EX-(STN), GUILFORD LSD 1999-03.

10 ORDERS JETSTREAM 31.

Management:
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CHARLES COBB, CHAIRMAN.

DAVID FINK, PRESIDENT.

ROBERT MANCIL, GENERAL MANAGER (1998-04).

JOHN SCHILDROTH, VP TECHNICAL OPERATIONS (1997-11).

TOM OSTENDORP, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (1999-09)
(tostendorp@flypanam.com) (PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE).

THOMAS ENOMOTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING.

JAMES SHROYER, MANAGING DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC)/CHIEF INSPECTOR.

PEDRO DE LEON, MANAGING DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (1997-11).

RON WIERMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA)/CHIEF INSPECTOR (1997-11).

ROY SYKES, SENIOR DIRECTOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE.

ED STALZER, CHIEF INSPECTOR, EX-(FNE) (2000-09).

FRED WERNSTED, MANAGER MAINTENANCE (PEASE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE).

 
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