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Name: SAM COLOMBIA
7JetSet7 Code: SAM
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: MEDELLIN
Country: COLOMBIA
Employees 240
Web:
Email:
Telephone: +57 (4) 251 5544
Fax: (571) 413 95 11
Sita:
Background
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FORMED IN 1945. AVIANCA (AVI) SUBSIDIARY, A K A SAM COLOMBIA. SOCIEDAD AERONAUTICA DE MEDELLIN CONSOLIDADA. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL, PASSEGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
CENTRO ADMINISTRATION AVIANCA
AVENIDA ELDORADO NO. 92-30
PISO 4, BLOQUE 1
SANTAFE DE BOGOTA (D E), COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA (REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA) COVERS AN AREA OF 1,138,914 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 43 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BOGOTA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.

JANUARY 1993: 400 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 300 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 100 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

TO ARUBA, BARRANQUILLA, BOGOTA, CALI, CARTAGENA, CUCUTA, GUATEMALA, JAMAICA, PANAMA, PEREIRA, QUITO, SAN ANDRES, SANTA MARTA, AND SAN JOSE.

1992 = +42% (RPK) (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), +9.6% PASSENGERS (PAX), +25.1% (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC).

MAY 1993: ACCDT: SAM COLOMBIA (SAM) 727-100 (1966) CRASHED INTO 12,000 FT MOUNTAIN ON LANDING APPROACH TO MEDELLIN, DUE TO NAVIGATION AIDS KNOCKED OUT BY GUERRILLAS = ALL 132 FATALITIES.

DECEMBER 1994: $230 MILLION, 8/4 ORDERS RJ100'S (LF507), 100 PAX.

JUNE 1995: SOLD 4 727-100'S TO BANLA INTERNATIONAL, MIAMI.

AUGUST 1996: RJ100 FLEET IS GROUNDED - (SAM) IS REQUESTING POWER-BY-THE-HOUR COMPENSATIONS.

OCTOBER 1996: HAS 14% DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE.

B AE AGREED TO COMPENSATE (SAM) $18 MILLION FOR GROUNDING OF 5 OF 9 RJ-100'S.

APRIL 1997: ONLY OPERATING 7 OF 9 RJ-100'S. POSSIBLE LEASE OF MD-83.

430 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 250 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 50 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

OCTOBER 1998: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) REVOKES (SAM)'S FOREIGN AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (AOC) PERMIT.

DECEMBER 1998: 2 CESSNA 208B'S (PT6A-114A) DELIVERIES.

APRIL 1999: 430 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 250 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 50 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

AUGUST 1999: 2 MD-83'S, AVIANCA (AVI) LEASED. CONTINUED ENGINE AND SPARE PART PROBLEMS, RESULT IN ATTEMPTS TO RETURN ALL 9 AVRO 100'S TO B AE.

SEPTEMBER 1999: 2 RJ-100'S RETURNED TO EUROPE. ALL TO LEAVE BY FEBRUARY 2000.

NOVEMBER 1999: WITH RETURN OF ALL RJ-100'S, (SAM) WILL BECOME A REGIONAL CARRIER. ROUTES TO CARIBBEAN, & CENTRAL AMERICA, TRANSFERRED TO AVIANCA (AVI).

ALL 9 RJ-100'S NOW LEASED TO BRAATHENS MALMO (TSW), BY B AE ASSET MANAGEMENT.

MARCH 2000: IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF 2 NEW CESSNA 208B GRAND CARAVANS, FOR TOTAL 5, AND 2 DHC-6 TWIN OTTERS.

APRIL 2000: CARTAGENA - MOMPOX (CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN, 12 PAX, DAILY).

491 EMPLOYEES.

OPERATES TO >20 DOMESTIC & REGIONAL ROUTES.

MAY 2000: AFTER BEING GROUNDED FOR LAST 2 YEARS, LAST RJ-100 FINALLY LEFT (SAM)'S FLEET.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 627 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 63.8% LF LOAD FACTOR; 3.89 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 910,000 PASSENGERS (PAX); 491 EMPLOYEES.

JANUARY 2001: PARENT, AVIANCA (AVI) SIGNS MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) FOR POSSIBLE MERGER WITH ACES (ACE).

MARCH 2001: 1 DHC-6-300 (719) SOLD TO FIELDTECH AVIONICS.

APRIL 2001: 3 F 50'S (20266; 20285; 20288), (AVI) WET-LEASED. 2 DHC-6-300'S TWIN OTTERS (754; 781) RETURNED TO LESSORS.

DECEMBER 2001: COLOMBIA'S CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, AEROCIVIL, FINALLY APPROVED THE OPERATIONAL "INTEGRATION" OF PARENT AVIANCA (AVI), INCLUDING (SAM), WITH ACES (ACE), TO TAKE PLACE IN EARLY 2002. (AVI)/(SAM)/(ACE) WILL HAVE 70% DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE.

APRIL 2002: (SAM), AVIANCA (AVI), AND ACES (ACE) START OPERATING UNDER NEW BRAND NAME "SUMMA" (LATIN FOR "SUMMIT") ALLIANCE.

July 2002: New Alianza Summa logo (butterfly symbol) recognizes each airline's color: red for Aces (ACE); orange for Avianca (AVI), and green for SAM.

2001 = 540 Million (RPK) traffic; 62.7% LF load factor; 907,000 passengers (PAX); 1.47 Million (FTK) freight traffic; 491 employees (+14%).

November 2002: Code share with Delta Airlines (DAL) by next summer, including frequent flyer tie-up.

March 2003: Parent Allianza Summma 2002 = -$29 Million (-$98 Million). Allianza Summa is jointly owned by brewery, Valores Bavaria (who previously owned Avianca (AVI) & (SAM), and the Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation (who previously owned Aces (ACE).

August 2003: Parent, Alianza Summa 1st 6 months = -COP 128.3 Billion/-$44.4 Million (-COP 104.3 T).

November 2003: Avianca (AVI) and (SAM) parent, Alianza Summa will be liquidated now that ACES (ACE) has ceased operation. There are no immediate plans to remove the Alianza Summa logo from their airplanes and ground facilities.

May 2004: Avianca (AVI) 1st Quarter = + 49.94 Billion pesos/+$16.4 Million (- 64.87 Billion p/-$24.97), including (SAM).

June 2006: SAM Colombia (SAM) operates domestic jet airplane schedules to more than 20 destinations and regional flights.

240 employees.

(IATA) Code: MM - 334. (ICAO) Code: SAM (Callsign - SAM).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Barranquilla; Bogota; Bucaramanga; Cali; Cartagena; Cucuta; Medellin; Monteria; Pasto; Riohacha; San Andreas Island; Santa Marta; Tumaco; & Valledupar.

November 2006: 3 F 50s (20285, HK-4469; 20300, HK-4468; 20301, HK-4467), re-registered.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
SAM-MD-83

November 2010:

0 727-2H3 (JT8D HK) (952-20739, /73), EX-(TUN), (AVI) LSD (HK-3480X). RTND.

0 727-2A1 (JT8D) (1322-21344, /78), (AVI) LSD, RTND TO (GRB), LST (AEG).

2 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1799-49942, /90 EI-CBS; 1905-49948, /91 EI-CDY "CIUDAD DE SANTA MARIA"), EX-(AVI), (GEF) LSD 8/99, 12C, 135Y.

0 AVRO RJ100 (LF507), RTND 5/00, 100 PAX.

0 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (719 SOLD 3/01) (754; 81; RTND 4/01).

4 CESSNA 208B GRAND CARAVANS (PT6A-114A) (0690; 0695) (0697; 0742; 0761).

7 F 50 (PW127B) (20266, /93 PH-LXW; 20278, HK-4496; 20285, /93 HK-4469; 20288, /93 HK-4497; 20299, HK-4501; 20300, HK-4468; 20301; HK-4467, 2/01), EX-(AVI), (DEA) LSD 9/00, 52Y.

Management:
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DR BERNARDO QUINTERO, CEO.

FRANCISCO MENDEZ, VICE PRESIDENT TECHNICAL & FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

GERARDO GRAJALES, VP FINANCE.

MAURICIO LEYVA, VP COMMERCIAL & MARKETING.

MIGUEL MONTOYA, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (mmontoya@summa.aero).

TOM KERN, VP AIRPLANE SCHEDULING, EX-(DAL) (2/98).

GUIDO FUENTES, EXECUTIVE OFFICER FLIGHT SAFETY.

CAPTAIN ENRIQUE SOM, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY - SAFETY ADVISOR
(esohm@summa.aero).

CAPTAIN LUIS GOMEZ, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

DAVID ARANA, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING (12/02) (BOGMDAV) (darana@summa.aero)(avaingen@latino.net.co).

CESAR RESTREPO, DIRECTOR PLANNING & PRODUCTION CONTROL (12/02).

ORLANDO ZULUAGA, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (ACTING) (12/02) (BOGMEAV),
(dirmanto@latino.net.co).

LUCIO BARBOSA, DIRECTOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE (12/02).

LUIS VALENCIA, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (12/02).

JORGE BERNAL, CARGO DIRECTOR.

ALFONSO MEJIA, MANAGER MAINTENANCE.

GABRIAL DAZA, MANAGER ELECTRICAL OVERHAUL SHOPS.

JOSE CASTELLANOS, MANAGER MAINTENANCE CONTROL.

MS LORENA GRAJALES, FLEET PLANNING MANAGER (7/02).

EDWIN GAITAN, CHIEF POWERPLANT ENGINEERING (3/00).

 
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