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Airlines

Name: RIO-SUL
7JetSet7 Code: ROS
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: RIO DE JANEIRO
Country: BRAZIL
Employees 2462
Web: voeriosul.com.br
Email: luis.pimentel@rio.rsl.com.br
Telephone: +55 (21) 2206 8512
Fax: +55 (21) 2253 2044
Sita: RIOPCSL
Background
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FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1976. DOMESTIC & REGIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
AVENIDA RIO BRANCO 85, 10TH FLOOR
RJ RIO DE JANEIRO CEP 20 040-004, BRAZIL

MARCH 1996: RECEIVED 8TH 737-500, EX-TAESA (TES), (GUI) LEASED. +1 IN 12/96, & POSSIBLY +2, IN 1997. RECEIVED 10TH F 50, +1 IN MAY 1996.

APRIL 1996: 1 737-500 (27629), (ILF) LEASED (12/96).

JULY 1996: +2 737-500'S (CFM56-3C1) (27634, 28052), (ILF) 5 YR LEASED (5/97).

NOVEMBER 1996: 1 ORDER (10/97) 737-500. EXTENDED (GUI) TO 3 YEAR LEASES 737-500 (26075, 26097), FROM 10/97.

DECEMBER 1996: 1 737-500 DELIVERY, (ILF) LEASED (10TH).

APRIL 1997: SUBSIDIARY NORDESTE (NOD) RETURNS 737-500 TO AER LINGUS (ARL). RIO-SUL (ROS) EXPECTS 3 737-500'S IN (5/97) (ILF), & (2/98) (GUI).

APRIL 1997: 1,150 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 380 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 322 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

4TH ORDER (2/98) 737-500, (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED. 1 737-500 DELIVERY.

MAY 1997: 10/5 ORDERS (7/97) EMB-145'S, & 7 ORDERS (5/97) EMB-120 BRASILIAS, FOR $282M.

JUNE 1997: 1 737-500 DELIVERY. EXPECTS +4 NEW AIRPLANES (3 (ILF), 1 (GUI) LEASED), & 2 USED ONES BY MID-1998.

JULY 1997: 2 F 50 (20232, 3) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 ORDER (4/98) 737-500, (ILF) LEASED (28055). SUBSIDIARY, NORDESTE LINHAS AEREAS (NOD) 2 737-500'S (24786; 24787) EX-(AAR), (AWW) LEASED, MAINTAINED BY VARIG (VAR).

OCTOBER 1997: 1 737-500 (28565), (GUI) 7 YR LEASED. 1 EMBRAER EMB-RJ145 (AE3007A) DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1997: 1 737-56N DELIVERY (28565, 12TH). +3 BY NEXT 4/98.

MARCH 1998: 1 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (28201) 15TH DELIVERY.

APRIL 1998: 1,757 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 354 FC & 338 MT).

(http://www.rio-sul.com).

737-5Q8 (3024-28055) DELIVERY.

MAY 1998: 3 F 50'S (20232; 20233; 20252) TO KLM CITYHOPPER. 1 737-500 (PT725) DELIVERY.

JUNE 1998: 1 737-58E (2991-29122), EX-SUNROCK LEASING (SNR). EMBRAER EMB-145 (060) DELIVERY.

OCTOBER 1998: PERCY RODRIGUES, DIRECTOR PRESIDENT, REPLACES PAULO HENRIQUE COCO, WHO RESIGNED, TO JOIN TRANSBRASIL (TBL) AS PRESIDENT.

EMB RJ-145ER (083) DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1998: EMB-145 (084) DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 1998: 2 F 50'S (20226, 30) RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO NORWEGIAN AIR.

INCDT: EMB-145 (032) DAMAGED IN HARD LANDING, AT AFONSO PENNA AIRPORT, CURITIBA = 36 OK.

EMB RJ-145 (AE3007A) (090) DELIVERY.

FEBRUARY 1999: PLANS TO RETURN 5 737-500'S TO GECAS (GEH), AND LEASE 9 737-700'S.

APRIL 1999: SITA: RIOUZSL.

1,757 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 354 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 395 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 338 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.rio-sul.com).

EMBRAER RJ-145 (PT-SPB HAS "VARIG" WRITTEN BELOW "RIO SUL" AND HAS VARIG TAIL LOGO).

JULY 1999: 1ST 6 MTHS = 997.35M RPK (+21.8%), 5.78M FTK (+20.6%), 1.71M PAX (+32.2%).

EMB-145 (114, PT-SPM), DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$3.92M (+$23.86M) (NET PROFIT).

1 737-500 (PT058), EX-AIR PACIFIC (APC), TO BE OPERATED BY SUBSIDIARY NORDESTE (NOD).

JANUARY 2000: VARIG (VAR) IS TAKING OVER AIR FREIGHT BUSINESS, OF (ROS), AND SUBSIDIARY NORDESTE (NOD).

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 737-53A (24785), EX-UGANDA AIRLINES (UGA), AWAS (AWW) LEASED. 3 F 50'S (20260, PT-SLY; 20261, PT-SRA; 20283, PT-SLX), LEASED TO (NOD). 737-5Y0 (25189, PT-SLV), RETURNED (GEH), LEASED TO ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA).

APRIL 2000: 2,250 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 550 FC, 400 CA, & 430 MT).

(http://www.voeriosul.com.br). (luix.primentel@rio.rsl.com.br).

MAIN BASE: SAO PAULO CONGONHAS INTERNATIONAL.

HUBS: SAU PAULO, PORTO ALEGRE, RIO DE JANEIRO, SANTOS DUMONT.

SITA: RIOPCSL.

JUNE 2000: STARTS $3.5M ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TARGETING BUSINESS TRAVELERS, SINCE BUSINESS CLASS (C) PASSENGERS (PAX) ARE 70% OF 10K PAX/DAY.

737-5YO (26097) RETURNED TO GECAS (GEH). 1 737-33A (24791), (AWW) LEASED, EX-AIR ROSE (EUROSUN) (EUU).

JULY 2000: 1999 = -$18.99M (+$4.79M): 2.16B RPK (TRAFFIC) (+12.5%); 59.8% LF (LOAD FACTOR); 12.75M FTK (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (+12.9%); 3.57M PASSENGERS (PAX) (+13.8%); 2,250 EMPLOYEES (+28.1%).

(http://voeriosul.com.br).

OCTOBER 2000: 1ST 6 MTHS = 1.14B RPK (+14.1%); 4.88M FTK (-15.7%); 1.87M PAX (+9.2%).

VARIG (VAR) SUBSIDIARY, ROTATUR, IS CHARTERING 737'S FROM (VAR), (ROS) AND NORDESTE (NOD), TO OPERATE LOW-FARE, NIGHT FLIGHTS.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 737-3YO (1538-23922, /88 PT-SSK), EX-(HLA)/(LIM)/(EBA), (GAX) LEASED. 1 737-5YO (2220-25185, /92 PT-SSL), EX-BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA), GECAS (GUI) 3 YEAR LEASED. 3 737-53A'S (1945-24881, PT-SSN; 1962-24921, PT-SSO), EX-BALKAN (BUL), (AWW) LEASED.

DECEMBER 2000: 2 737-500'S TO BE RETURNED, IN 1/01. 1 737-5YO (2260-25191, /92 PT-SSM), EX-JET AIRWAYS (JPL), (GUI) LEASED.

JANUARY 2001: 1 737-5Y0 (2553-26105), RETURNED TO (GEF).

FEBRUARY 2001: 737-5YO (26104) RETURNED TO (GEF), LEASED TO AIR NIPPON (ANK).

MARCH 2001: 1 EMB-145ER (350, PT-SPP) DELIVERY.

APRIL 2001: 2,250 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 550 FC, 400 CA, & 430 MT).

PASSES TRANSBRASIL (TBL), TO BECOME 4TH LARGEST AIRLINE IN BRAZIL.

MAY 2001: SAO PAULO - PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE, AND RIO DE JANEIRO - FLORIANOPOLIS.

2000 = +$1.1M INCLUDING NORDESTE (NOD), WHO LOST -$4.55M.

1 737-33A (24097), AWAS (AWW) LEASED, EX-VASP (VSP).

JULY 2001: GERGE ERMAKOFF, PRESIDENT & CEO, REPLACES PERCY RODRIGUEZ, WHO BECAME CHAIRMAN OF (VPTA), VARIG'S HOLDING COMPANY, WHICH CONTROLS RIO-SUL (ROS), NORDESTE (NOD), AND ROTATUR.

AUGUST 2001: 5 ORDERS (9/01) 737-600'S.

SEPTEMBER 2001: 1 737-33A (1741-24097, /89 29 24 PT-SSP), EX-EURALAIR (ERA), (AWW) LEASED. 1 737-33A (2046-25057, /91 33 29 PT-MNJ), (AWW) LEASED FOR NORDESTE (NOD) OPERATIONS.

OCTOBER 2001: 1ST 737-700 DELIVERY.

JANUARY 2002: IN 2001, BRAZILIAN DOMESTIC TRAFFIC (RPK) INCREASED 8.1%, WITH MARKET SHARE: TAM BRAZIL (TPR) 36.68%, VARIG (VAR) 28.3%, VASP (VSP) 14.1%, RIO-SUL (ROS) 8.9%, GOL (GOT) 8.1%, NORDESTE (NOD) 3.2%, AND OTHERS 1.5%.

FEBRUARY 2002: CANCELED DELIVERY OF 3 737-700'S.

APRIL 2002: 2001 = -$30M/#71M REAIS (+#31.3M REAIS).

PLANS TO LAY OFF -10% STAFF. 2,423 EMPLOYEES (INCL 585 FC; 426 CA; & 460 MT).

(TELEPHONE: +55 (21) 2206 8512). (FAX: +55 (21) 2253 2044).

MAIN BASE: SAO PAULO - CONGONHAS (CGH).

HUBS: PORTO ALEGRE (POA); & RIO DE JANEIRO - SANTOS DUMONT (SDU).

SITA: RIOPCSL.

(http://www.voeriosul.com.br).

MAY 2002: 1 737-73S (187-29078, PR-SAE), PEMBROKE (PEB) LEASED.

July 2002: 2001 = 2.13B RPK; 55.7% LF; 3.94M PAX; 23.2M FTK; 2,423 employees (+37.7%).

1 737-33A (2703-27454, PT-SSQ), (AWW) leased.

August 2002: Parent company Varig (VAR), plans to integrate subsidiaries Rio Sul (ROS) (19 737's; 15 ERJ145's; & 5 EMB 120's); and Nordeste (NOD) (4 737's; 4 F 50's; & 3 EMB 120's); into its mainline operations. (VAR) will return 11 737's to GECAS over time.

1 737-7Q8 (369-28224, PR-SAG), (ILF) leased. 1 737-76Q (740-30271, PR-SAH), Boullioun (BOU) leased.

September 2002: Sao Paulo - Lencois (737-500).

February 2003: 737-5YO (2236-25186, PT-SLU), returned to GECAS (GEF).

March 2003: 2 737-5Y0's (25185; 25191) returned to (GEF). 737-76Q (CFM56-7B24) (740-30271, PR-SAH), returned to Boullioun (BOU).

September 2003: 2002 = 2.38B RPK (+2.4%); 3.9M PAX (+4.6%).

2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC RPK (B):
155 (ACN) JAZZ) 2.53; 156 (SNS) 2.48; 157 (USA) EXPRESS) 2.47; 158 (JAA) 2.45; 159 (HORIZON AIR) 2.44; 160 (SHG) 2.41; 161 RIO-SUL (ROS) 2.38; 162 (RFG) 2.37; 163 (CHAUTAUQUA AIRLINES) 2.33; 164 (KLM) CITYHOPPER) 2.28; 165 (MCU) 2.26; 166 (ALS) 2.25.

February 2004: Will return all 15 ERJ 145's to Embraer. Will probably end up with the Brazilian Air Force.

April 2004: 2,462 employees.

January 2005: 2 ERJ-145ER's (027; 028) to Brazilian Airforce (BRF).

June 2005: 737-53A (24785), returned to Orix (OXA), leased to BlueAir (BLD).

July 2005: Rio-Sul Servicos Aereos Regionais (ROS) is a regional airline offering scheduled, jet airplane services to major destinations in southern Brazil.

(IATA) Code: SL. (ICAO) Code: RSL.

Parent organization/shareholders: Varig Participacoes em Transportes Aereos (VPTA).

Alliances: Pluna (PLU); & Varig (VAR).

Main Base: Sao Paulo Congonhas International (CGH).

Hubs: Porto Alegre (POA); & Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Belo Horizonte; Brasilia; Caxias do Sul; Londrina; Maringa; Passo Fundo; Sao Paulo; & Vitoria.

June 2008: The USA and Brazil announced an enhanced air services agreement that will provide for a nearly +50% increase in passenger flights between the countries, while eliminating restrictions on the number of airlines that can fly the routes. "This agreement will help air carriers meet the growing demand for passenger and cargo services between the USA and Brazil," USA Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters said. "Now more than ever, it is crucial that we give USA carriers every possible opportunity to compete and succeed wherever passengers want to fly." The previous agreement allowed only four airlines from each country to fly to the other, while the new deal removes those limits. In addition, the number of permissible weekly flights between the nations will increase in four stages to 154 from the current 105 between next month and October 2010.

USA carriers will gain access to Fortaleza, Curitiba, and three additional new cities to be selected by USA authorities. At present, American Airlines (AAL), Continental Airlines (CAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and United Airlines (UAL) fly to Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro Galeao. USA and Brazilian carriers also now will be permitted to provide certain code share services with partners from third countries.

Weekly cargo flights will increase to 35 from 24 immediately, and to 42 in 2010, while the number of cargo charters allowed, also will rise. USA cargo companies now will be permitted to transfer freight from airplanes to ground vehicles for home and office delivery in Brazil. The terms of the agreement will be applied on a reciprocal basis until it enters into force.

Fleet:
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ROS-ERJ145

November 2013:

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B2) (1598-24299, /88 PP-SFM), EX-(VIV), (ILF) LSD 2000-05. RTND. 132Y.

0 737-3YO (CFM56-3B2) (1538-23922, /88 PT-SSK), EX-(HLA)/(LIM)/(EBA), (GAX) LSD 2000-11. WFU 2005-03. TO (WEB). 132Y.

2 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1984-24791, /91 PT-SSJ; 1741-24097, /89 PT-SSP), EX-(VSP)/(EUU), (AWW) LSD 2000-06 (2046-25057, /91), FOR (NOD) OPS. 25057 RTND 2005-01. 132Y.

1 737-33A (CFM56-3B1) (2703-27454, /95 PT-SSQ), (AWW) LSD. 132Y.

2 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2834-27629, /96 PT-SSB; 2889-27634, /97 PT-SSC; 2965-28052, /97 PT-SSE; 2999-28201, /98 PT-SSF; 3024-28055, /98 PT-SSG), (ILF) LSD. 27634 RTND, LST (BLV) 2004-02. 27629 RTND, LST (LIJ) 2005-02. 28201 TO (VAR) 2005-03. 111Y.

0 737-5YO (CFM56-3C1) (2236-25186, /92 PT-SLU; 2262-25192, /92 PT-SSA, (GUI) LSD; 2304-26067, /92 DQ-FJB, (BBB) LSD; 74-26075, /92 PT-SLN, (GUI) LSD), (26097 RTND (GEH) 2000-06, LST (ANK) (2220-25185, /92 PT-SSL, (GUI) LSD 2000-11) (2260-25191, /92 PT-SSM, EX-(JPL), (GUI) LSD 2000-12), (26104 RTND 2001-02, LST (ANK) (26105 RTND (GEF) 2001-01). 25186 RTND (GEF) 2003-02. 25185; 25191; RTND 2003-03. 111Y.

0 737-53A (CFM56-3C1) (1882-24785, /90 PT-SSI), EX-(UGA), (AWW) LSD 2000-01. RTND, LST (BLD) 2005-06. 111Y.

3 737-53A (CFM56-3C1) (1898-24786, /90 PT-MND; 1900-24787, /90 PT-MNE; 1964-24922, /90 PT-SLW), EX-(RAM), (AWW) LSD. 111Y.

2 737-53A (CFM56-3C1) (1945-24881, PT-SSN; 1962-24921, PT-SSO), EX-(BUL), (AWW) LSD 2000-11. 111Y.

0 737-56N (CFM56-3C1) (2944-28565, /97 PT-SSD), (GEF) LSD, RTND 2003-06. 111Y.

1 737-58E (CFM56-3C1) (2991-29122, /98 PT-SSH), (SNR) LSD 1998-06. 111Y.

1 +5 ORDERS 737-600 (CFM56-3).

0 737-7Q8 (CFM56-7B24) (713-30635, /00 PR-SAF; 369-28224, /99 PR-SAG), (ILF) LSD 2002-08. 28224 XFRD TO (VAR) 2004-12. 28224; & 30365; RTND, LST (GOT) 2005-11. 132Y.

0 737-73S (CFM56-7B24) (187-29078, /99 PR-SAE), (PEB) LSD 2002-05. RTND 2004-05. 132Y.

4 +4 ORDERS 737-76N (CFM56-7B24), (GEH) LSD, REPLACE 5 RTND 737-500'S (2001-10), (947-30277, PR-SAA, 2001-09) (33005, PR-SAD). (30135; 32734).

0 737-76Q (CFM56-7B24) (740-30271, PR-SAH), (BOU) LSD 2002-08, RTND 2003-03.

6 F 50 (5 OPS BY (NOD) (20260, PT-SLY; 20261, PT-SRA; 20283, PT-SLX).

9 EMB 120 (+4 OPS BY (NOD) BRASILIAS (120044 RTND).

7 ORDERS EMB-120RT BRASILIAS.

00 EMB-RJ145 (AE3007A1) (060; 083; 089; 090), (PT-SPB) WITH VARIG LOGO) (114, PT-SPM) (137, PT-SPO), 3 TRANSFERRED TO (NOD) 2002-05. 15 TO (BRF) (027; 028; 2005-01). 089; 090; 127; 137; RTND LESSOR 2004-12. 020; 027; 028; TO (BRF). 50Y.

Management:
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MANUEL GUEDES, DIRECTOR PRESIDENT (2002-11).

GEORGE ERMAKOFF, PRESIDENT & CEO (2001-07).

CARLOS MATHEUS BARBOSA, GENERAL MANAGER PLANNING.

WAGNER LANDEIRA, GENERAL MANAGER CARGO.

CARLOS ROBERTO PEREIRA, GENERAL MANAGER MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING , (RIOUESL) (carlos.roberto@rio.rsl.com.br) (2000-06).

CAPTAIN JOHN LONG, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (RIOZSL) (john.long@rio.rsl.com.br).

ITACI SOTERO, DIRECTOR COMMMERCIAL.

JOSE TEIXEIRA, DIRECTOR FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION.

CAPTAIN CARLOS GERMANO, FLIGHT SAFETY MANAGER (POAEASL),
(carlos.germano@poa.rsl.com.br).

LUIS COBO PIMENTEL, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (luis.pimentel@rio.rsl.com.br) (1997-08).

ELBIO MARTINS, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA)/QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER.

MAURO JUN NISHIME, ENGINEERING GENERAL MANAGER.

SERGIO PEREIRA, ENGINEERING MANAGER (CGHUXSL) (sergio.pereira@cgh.rsl.com.br).

PAULO JORGE, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (RIO).

FLAVIO GOMES, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (SAO PAULO).

LUCIANO FAVERO, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (2000-12).

 
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