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Name: SAETA S.A.
7JetSet7 Code: SAE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: GUAYAQUIL
Country: ECUADOR
Employees 453
Web: saeta.com.ec
Email: ehbuzon@saeta.com.ec
Telephone: (4) 20 02 77
Fax: (4) 20 51 15
Sita: UIOGAEH
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1967. DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 1996: SAO PAULO BASED AIRLINE, TRANSPORTES AEREOS MARILIA (TAM) PURCHASED 80% OF (LAP) FROM SAETA (SAE), AND CHANGED (LAP) NAME TO TRANSAMERICAS LINHAS AEREAS.

PRIVATELY OWNED, TOOK OVER DEFUNCT ECUATORIANA'S (ECU) ROUTES.

TO GUAYAQUIL, BOGOTA, BUENOS AIRES, CARACAS, LIMA, GUAYAQUIL, LOS ANGELES (LAX), MEXICO CITY, MIAMI (MIA), NEW YORK (JFK), AND SANTIAGO.

1 737-200C ADVANCED (JT8D-17A), EX-LAPSA (LAZ).

FEBRUARY 1997: 1 727-200 ADVANCED (JT8D-15/-15A), EX-NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA).

APRIL 1997: 2 727-200'S, EX-NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA), 1 TO BE OPERATED BY SAETA (SAE) SUBSIDIARY SANSA (SAN). 1 A320 (V2500) (425), CIT (TCI) LEASED.

JUNE 1997: A320-232 (425) RETURNED TO (ILF).

AUGUST 1997: ACCDT: 727-251 (21322) LANDING AT GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR HEAVY DAMAGED & UNREPAIRABLE = 9/42 OK.

DECEMBER 1997: CODE SHARE WITH PAN AM (PAA), MIAMI (MIA)- NEW YORK.

APRIL 1998: 600 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 1998: PATRICIO ANDRE, VP TECHNICAL, REPLACES CARLOS BARRERO NOW A TECHNICAL ADVISOR.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 1 A310-304 (CF6-80C2) (598) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED
TO ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES (RJA).

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = -$1.51 MILLION (+$14.1 MILLION).

APRIL 1999: 651 EMPLOYEES. SITA: UIOGAEH.

(http://www.saeta.com.ec).

MAY 1999: A320 (530) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED TO (LTU).

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 165.07 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC (-51%), 259,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (-44%).

A320-232 (527) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED TO AMERICA WEST AIRLINES (AMW).

SEPTEMBER 1999: 1 737-3M8, EX-(TEA). RETURNED 2 A320'S TO LESSORS.

OCTOBER 1999: IVAN ALVAREZ, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING, LEAVES TO JOIN TAME (TAM). MRS MARIA DEL CARMEN GAVILANEZ, ACTING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING.

DECEMBER 1999: (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT STILL RATES ECUADOR AS CATEGORY 2 (INTERMEDIATE) (RESTRICTS FLIGHTS TO USA).

CARLOS BARRERO, TECHNICAL ADVISOR, RESIGNED.

MARCH 2000: UNDERGOING SERIOUS ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES. SUSPENDED OPERATIONS DURING THIS MONTH.

APRIL 2000: 841 EMPLOYEES. (ehbuzon@saeta.com.ec).

MAY 2000: SAETA (SAE) IS IN A SERIOUS FINANCIAL CRISIS. AIRPLANES GROUNDED FOR OVER 3 MONTHS.

PATRICIO ANDRE, TECHNICAL VP, ALSO IN CHARGE OF ENGINEERING DIVISION.

JULY 2000: 234 MILLION (RPK) (-56%); 50% LF; 400,000 PAX (-47%); 453 EMPLOYEES (-30.4%).

DECEMBER 2000: 727-251 (21505) & 727-282 (20973) RETURNED TO LESSORS.

Fleet:
(definitions)

May 2000:

1 727-31 (JT8D-7) (83-18753, /64 HC-BPL), EX-(TWA), 108Y.

0 727-95 (JT8D-9A) (479-19596, /67 54 53 HC-BJL), EX-(NOG)/(VAR), PARTED OUT 1/03. 108Y.

1 727-251 (JT8D-15A) (1265-21322, /77 HC-BVU; 1391-21505, /78 HC-BVY), EX-(NWA), (FOS) LSD, 21505 RTND 12/00, TO AEROGAL, ECUADOR. 162Y.

0 727-282 (JT8D) (1099-20973, /75 HC-BRG), EX-(TAP), (BLM) LSD, RTND
12/00.

1 737-200 (JT8D).

0 737-3M8 (CFM56-3) (2005-25017), EX-(SLK), RTND (GEH), LST (BUL) 5/00.

1 A310-304 (CF6-80C2A2) (508, /91 HC-BRP "GALAPAGOS"), 224Y

2 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (527, /95 HC-BUJ; 530, /95 HC-BUM "PICHINCA"), (ILF) LSD, 150Y.

Management:
(definitions)

ROBERTO DUNN SUAREZ, CHAIRMAN.

ROBERTO DUNN BARREIRO, EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT.

PATRICIO ANDRE, VP TECHNICAL (1998-07) & ENGINEERING.

MRS MARIA DEL CARMEN GAVILANEZ, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING (2000-01) (GYEPPEH).

AUGUSTO MARQUEZ, MAINTENANCE CHIEF (2000-06) (GYEMTEH).

JULIO ALBORNOZ, CHIEF ENGINEERING (2000-06) (GYEPPEH).

LUIS CARRANCO, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER (1998-10).

 
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