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Airlines

Name: DISCOVERY AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SKY
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: RICHMOND
Country: USA
Employees 169
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Sita: EWRSTCR
Background
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ESTABLISHED IN 1996. FORMERLY SKY TREK INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS. CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

HQ AT EWING, NEW JERSEY.

JULY 1996: ROBERT IVERSON, FOUNDER.

1 727-200 ADV (20674), EX-KIWI INTERNATIONAL (KIW), GENERAL MEDITERRANEAN LEASING, UK, WITH STARTUP MID-SEPTEMBER.

SEPTEMBER 1996: STARTUP IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, TO FLY TO FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN WITH A LEASED 727-200.

JUNE 1997: RECEIVED (FAA) AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC). STARTING OPERATIONS.

2ND 727-200 (20289), EX-KIWI INTERNATIONAL (KIW).

NOVEMBER 1997: 3RD 727-251 (19978), PEGASUS AVIATION (PSS) LEASED.

JANUARY 1998: 1 727-2JO (21108), EX-KITTY HAWK (KHC), 4TH.

APRIL 1998: 1 727-260 ADVANCED (21978), EX-(SFA), PEGASUSC AVIATION (PSS) LEASED.

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 179 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 63.7% LF (LOAD FACTOR), 96,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

APRIL 1999: 169 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 51 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 55 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 25 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: EWRSTCR.

JULY 1999: 727-251 (19978, N259US), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

AUGUST 1999: HARRIS HERMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, REPLACED ROBERT IVERSON WHO RESIGNED.

727-200 (21978) "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK, CORROSION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM (CPCP), (FAA) AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE (AD) MODIFICATIONS AT COOPESA (COO).

1ST 7 MONTHS = 124.82 MILLION (RPM) TRAFFIC (-48.8%), 66.5% LF, 119,000 PAX (-41.7%).

727-200 DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1999: CHANGES ITS NAME FROM "SKY TREK INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES" TO "DISCOVERY AIR."

727-251 (19985, N266US), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

JANUARY 2000: 727-2J4 (20766, N211DB) WET-LEASED TO STAR AIR TOURS (SRT).

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 727-231 (21629, N54342), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

APRIL 2000: SUSPENDED OPERATIONS AFTER (FAA) INSPECTION REVEALED
MAINTENANCE AND PILOT TRAINING RECORD DISCREPANCIES.

169 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 51 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 55 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 25 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAIN BASE AT NEWARK.

727-231 (21629) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

JUNE 2000: CONVERTED ITS CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY TO CHAPTER 7 LIQUIDATION.

JULY 2000: 1999 = -$505,000 (-$5.43 MILLION): 252 MILLION (RPK) (-55.6%); 60.8% LF; 147,000 PAX (-51%); 169 EMPLOYEES.

Fleet:
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June 2000:

0 727-231 (JT8D HK) (1456-21629, N54342), RTND (PSS) 2000-04.

2 727-251 (JT8D HK) (746-20289, /69), EX-(NWA), (PSS) LSD
(19978 RTND (PSS) 1999-07) (745-19985, N266US), (PSS) LSD 1999-11.

0 727-260 (JT8D HK) (1520-21978, /79 37 22), EX-(ETH) & (SFA), (PSS) LSD, RTND 2000-08, LST (AEG).

0 727-276 (JT8D HK) (1101-20951, /75 50 35), EX-(TAA), (PSS) 3 YR LSD,
20951 RTND, LST (FAX) 2001-01.

1 727-2JO ADV (JT8D HK) (1174-21108, /75), EX-(JAM), (KHC) LSD.

0 727-2J4 (JT8D HK) (993-20766, N211DB), RTND (RVR), LST (SCA) 2000-09.

Management:
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HARRIS HERMAN, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (1999-08).

ISO NEZAJ, VP MAINTENANCE (1998-10).

MIKE DEMPSEY, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (1998-10).

TOM HAYES, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1999-12).

 
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