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Airlines

Name: RELIANT AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: RLT
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: YPSILANTI
Country: USA
Employees 100
Web: reliantairlines.com
Email:
Telephone: +1 (734) 483-3266
Fax: +1 (734) 483-5544
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1984. HAS BEEN (FAR) PART 135 FALCON JET OPERATION -"IMMEDIATE RESPONSE AIR CARGO SERVVCES," MAINLY USA AUTO INDUSTRY AND OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICES. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, ALL-CARGO, JET AIRPLANE CHARTERS.

AUGUST 1998: INCDT: DASSAULT FALCON 20CF (126) REJECTED TAKEOFF AT EL PASO WENT THROUGH 2 FENCES, ACROSS A ROAD, AND STRUCK A CAR; 1 IN CAR INJURED, 2 CREW OK, SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

SEPTEMBER 1998: BASED IN YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN.

DC-9 SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICES.

FEBRUARY 1999: DC-9-15F (97-47010, N410AM), BOUGHT FROM AEROMANAGEMENT.

MAY 1999: DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B) (156-47015, N415AM), EX-AEROMANAGEMENT.

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 2.54M FTM (FREIGHT TRAFFIC).

APRIL 2000: 100 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.reliantairlines.com).

NOW HAS PASSENGER & CARGO, CHARTER OPERATIONS IN USA, CENTRAL AMERICA, & CARIBBEAN.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 8.34M FTK (+456.9%); 140 EMPLOYEES. 1999 = +$2.42M (NET PROFIT).

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7BH) (47014), EX-KITTY HAWK (KHC).

FEBRUARY 2001: TO START OPERATIONS FOR FEDEX (FED), SERVING NEW EARLY MORNING SORT AT INDIANAPOLIS.

July 2002: Ceased operations.

2001 = -$4.86M (-$801K): 7.14M FTK (-42.5%); 100 employees (-11.5%).

September 2002: 3 DC-9-15F's (97-47010, N916R; 141-47014, N923R; 156-47015, N917R), sold to Ameristar Air Cargo (CGG).

February 2003: Kalitta Charters, who operate the small airplanes formerly operated by Kitty Hawk Charters, has applied to acquire certain assets, including the airplane operating certificate (AOC) of Reliant Airlines (RLT). The (FAR) 121 carrier would be operated as a separate subsidiary, Kalitta Charters II, with plans to operate 4 DC-9's on cargo charter services.

SEE KALITTA CHARTERS.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
RLT
RLT-DC-9-15F

December 2005:

0 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B) (97-47010, N916R; 156-47015, N917R), 1999-02 BOTH EX-AEROMANAGEMENT, 2 ST (CGG) 2002-09.

1 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7B) (219-47086, /67, N915R), EX-(CAL).

0 DC-9-15F (JT8D-7BH) (141-47014, N923R), EX-(KHC) 2000-11, ST (CGG) 2002-09.

1 DASSAULT FALCON 20CF (126).

Management:
(definitions)

REESE ZANTOP, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

PAUL GRANDAHL, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC).

 
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