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Name: AIR SOUTH
7JetSet7 Code: SOT
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: COLUMBIA
Country: USA
Employees 558
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Background
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FOUNDED IN 1993. DOMESTIC & REGIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

JANUARY 1995: INCDT: 737-247 (S/N 19612) OVERRAN RUNWAY ON LANDING
AT ATLANTA; POSSIBLE ANTI-SKID SYSTEM FAILURE.

DECEMBER 1995: NAMED RON BRANDT, PRESIDENT, EX-PAN AM (PAA).

APRIL 1996: NEW YORK (JFK) TO SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA &
MYRTLE BEACH.

RON BRANDT NOW ALSO CEO.

JUNE 1996: 737-200 (21733) "C" CHECK AT MIAMI MODIFICATION CENTER.

JULY 1996: JOHN TAGUE, PRESIDENT & CEO, REPLACES RON BRANDT IN 9/96 BECOMES CHAIRMAN REPLACING CLIFF HALEY.

AUGUST 1996: USTO SCHULZ, VP MAINTENANCE (EX-(MOR) VP/GENERAL MANAGER). WILLIAM CROWELL, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (EX-DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE, ATA AIRLINES (AAT). JERRY FREDOR, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (EX-USA).

NOVEMBER 1996: JOHN TAGUE, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, & CEO OF VANGUARD AIRLINES (VAG), KANSAS CITY, BUT WILL REMAIN IN COLUMBIA.

JANUARY 1997: 1996 = -$28.5M (-$13.7M): +2.9% RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), -8.6% ASK (CAPACITY); 55.5% LF (LOAD FACTOR) (+6.2).

FEBRUARY 1997: "C" CHECK CONTRACT TO SW AEROTECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING
NORDAM STAGE 3 HUSHKITS FOR 737-200 (21356).

APRIL 1997: 558 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 146 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

INCEASES SERVICE TO 4 CITIES: NEW YORK (JFK), JACKSONVILLE (FLORIDA), MYRTLE BEACH (SOUTH CAROLINA), AND COLUMBIA (SOUTH CAROLINA), +3 DIRECT TO (JFK).

JUNE 1997: JOHN AFFELTRANGER, CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT.

AUGUST 1997: AIR SOUTH (SOT) RECEIVES (FAA) FINE $162K FOR MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST (MEL), WEIGHT & BALANCE RECORDS, INSPECTION, MANUALS, AIRWORTHINESS, TRAINING & RECORDKEEPING VIOLATIONS. IN PARTICULAR 3 RECENT INSTANCES OF IMPROPER DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

SEPTEMBER 1997: CEASED OPERATIONS.

FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 AFTER 3RD ANNIVERSARY.

7 737-200'S, 2 HUSHKITTED. 2 737-200'S (19607; 19612) REPOSSESSED BY INTERLEASE.

OCTOBER 1997: 4 737-2P6'S (21356; 21612; 21677; 21733) & 1 737-242
(21186) RETURNED TO (GUI).

Fleet:
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December 1997:

0 737-200 (JT8D HK), 5 RTND TO (GUI).

0 737-200 (JT8D) (19607; 19612) REPOSSESSED BY INTERLEASE. 19607 SCRAPPED 2/04.

Management:
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JOHN AFFELTRANGER, CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT (6/97).

JOHN TAGUE, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT/ CEO (7/96) (EX-PRESIDENT (AAT), ALSO
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, & CEO OF (VAG) KANSAS CITY (RESIGNS 6/97).

USTO SCHULZ, VP MAINTENANCE (EX-(MOR) VP/GENERAL MANAGER) (8/96).

JERRY FEDOR, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (EX-(USA) (8/96).

BILL CROWELL, DIRECTOR QA (EX-DIRECTOR QA, (AAT) (8/96).

STEVE EVEREHART, MANAGER SYSTEMS OPERATIONS.

JOE LAPARI, MANAGER PLANNING & RECORDS (5/97).

BO SIS, MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

 
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