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ESTABLISHED IN 1963. A K A TRANSPORTES AEREOS NACIONALES DE LA SELVA. SCHEDULED, DOMESTIC, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
AVENIDA AREQUIPA 5200
MIRAFLORES, LIMA, PERU
Peru was established in 1821, covers an area of 1,285,216 sq km, its population is 24 million, its capital is Lima, and its official language is Spanish.
JULY 1998: A COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF THE PERUVIAN AIR FORCE.
DOMESTIC SERVICES TO AREQUIPA, CUZCO, CHICLAYO, IQUITOS, JUANHUI, JULIACA, PIURA, PUCALLPA, RIOJA, TARAPOTO, TRUJILLO, & YURIMAGUAS.
737-244 (82-19707, /68 39 46, OB-1713), EX-SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA), PARTED OUT AT JETCOM.
FEBRUARY 1999: 2 737-248'S (19424; 20221), EX-AVANT (LIC), (IAL) LEASED.
MAY 1999: 737-282 (967-23042, /83 38 25, OB-1724), EX-AIR PORTUGAL (TAP), PLM INTERNATIONAL (PLI) LEASED.
OCTOBER 1999: OWNED BY PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT. ORIGINALLY PART OF THE PERUVIAN AIR FORCE (PRF).
UNDERGOES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (CAA) CERTIFICATION AND SWITCHES FROM ITS MILITARY OPERATIONS LICENCE TO A CIVILIAN ONE.
MAY 2000: 1 737-2N7 (21226), EX-EGYPTAIR (EGP), BBC AIRPLANE FLORIDA, 1 YEAR LEASED.
MARCH 2000: 2000 = -$500,000. DOMESTIC MARKET = 21% PASSENGERS (PAX), & 25.4% FREIGHT.
TANS PERU (TAX) IS THE ONLY CARRIER FLYING TO PUERTO MALDONADO, & COMPETES WITH OTHER OPERATORS TO 10 OTHER DESTINATIONS.
APRIL 2001: RULES ISSUED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENSE AND COMMUNICATIONS PREVENT TANS PERU (TAX) FROM FLYING TO OR FROM ANY DESTINATIONS ALREADY SERVED BY 2 OR MORE PRIVATE CARRIERS.
MAY 2001: TO BEGIN WEEKLY FLIGHTS TO SEVERAL CITIES LOCATED IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE: IQUITOS - SANTA ROSA OR CORRIENTES; CUSCO - HUAYPETUE AND/OR MAZUCO; CUSCO - MANU AND/OR PATRIA; LIMA - CORRIENTES; & LIMA AND/OR ANDOAS AND/OR IQUITOS.
November 2002: Chiclayo - Chachapoyas.
January 2003: ACCDT: (TAX) F 28-1000 (11100, OB-1396) crashed in Amazonian jungle en route to Chachapoyas (a popular tourist attraction, 40 minutes flight), in thick fog at 2,300 m level = all 4 (FC)-(CA)/42 passenger fatalities.
June 2003: 737-241 (21001, OB-1781-P) bought from BCI Aircraft.
February 2004: 737-241 (21002, OB-1782-P) bought from BCI Aircraft.
July 2004: 2003 = 62 million (RPK) passenger traffic (-50.8%); 52.1% LF load factor; 252,000 passengers (PAX) (-17.2%); 724,000 (FTK) freight traffic (-26.5%).
June 2005: TANS Peru (TAX) operates scheduled flights from Lima to major destinations in Peru.
(IATA) Code: TJ - 735. (ICAO) Code: ELV - AEREOS SELVA.
Parent organization/shareholders: Peruvian government (100%).
Main Base: Lima Jorge Chavez International airport (LIM).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Arequipa; Cuzco; Iquitos; Juliaca; Lima; Piura; Pucallpa; Puerto Maldonado; Tacna; Tarapoto; & Tumbes.
2 737-244's (22580, OB-1809-P; 22582, OB-1808-P), Safair (SFA) leased.
August 2005: ACCDT: A TANS Peru (TAX) 737-244 (22580, OB-1809-P) crashed in northeastern Peru near Pucallpa, killing 4 crew (FC)-(CA) and 36 passengers. The airplane was carrying 6 crew (FC)-(CA) and 92 passengers when it went down in swampland just 2 miles from Pucallpa-Capitan Rolden Airport, a transit stop for the Lima - Iquitos flight. At least 33 injured passengers were taken to hospitals. Reportedly, the captain (FC), first officer (FC) and 2 cabin crew (CA) all perished in the crash, according to a TANS (TAX) spokesperson. Meteorological conditions are said to have deteriorated during the airplane's approach to Pucallpa, with towering cumulus clouds and strong winds reported.
In A later report, Peruvians say the captain (FC) took "unnecessary risks, committed errors of judgement and demonstrated poor planning."
Peruvian investigators have uncovered a catalogue of appalling airmanship that resulted in the 23 August 2005 fatal loss of a Transportes Aereos Nacionales de Selva (TANS) (TAX) 737-200 as it attempted to land in a storm.
Despite being aware of poor weather and the fact that unavailable runway lighting at Pucallpa Airport necessitated a visual approach, the crew (FC) did not divert or change course to avoid the storm's nucleus. The captain (FC) was training a first officer (FC), who had previously flown Soviet-era and Chinese-built turboprops, and who had just flown his 60th hour on 737s. The duty co-pilot (FC) was seated in the cabin, to make way for the trainee, while a non-crew engineer (MT) was in the other cockpit seat.
As the pilots (FC) attempted to spot Pucallpa's runway 02, the airplane descended to 1,500ft/460m - just 987ft above the ground - but was subjected to intense hail bombardment that caused the crew (FC) to lose situational awareness. Shortly after, the crew (FC) disengaged the autopilot, the 737 entered a sharp descent exceeding 1,700ft/min/8.6m/s and struck terrain 34 seconds later, 3.8nm/7km from the Pucallpa (VOR), carving a 1,500m swath through trees. The accident killed 35 of the 91 passengers and five of the seven crew (FC)-(CA).
Peru's accident investigation board (CIAA) attributes the crash to the crew (FC)'s decision to continue the approach despite a non-stabilised descent. A "lack of airmanship", the absence of the assigned first officer (FC), and a failure to adhere to standard operating procedures were contributing factors. The report criticises the captain (FC) for having "too much confidence in himself while taking unnecessary risks - he committed errors of judgement and demonstrated poor planning before and during the flight". It adds that the crew (FC) failed to make appropriate decisions and did not appreciate the developing hazardous situation. The pilots (FC) focused their attention on trying to locate the runway, neglecting the flight and allowing the airplane to deviate from a safe course.
The investigation was hampered by interference from local residents, who plundered the wreckage.
January 2006: Peru's Civil Aviation Department suspended the air operation certificate (AOC) license of its state-owned airline, TANS Peru (TAX), citing safety concerns. This follows 2 recent emergencies in which (TAX) airplanes lost power in an engine and a crash last August.
February 2006: Peru's Civil Aviation Board has authorized state-owned TANS Peru (TAX) to resume operations.
January 2007: Suspended all flights.
0 737-2N7 (JT8D) (458-21226, /76, OB-1743), EX-(EGP), BBC APL, (FLA) 1 YR LSD 2000-05. RTND.
1 737-241 (JT8D-17A) (384-21001, /74 OB-1781; 385-21002, /74 OB-1782), BCI AIRCRAFT LSD 2004-02. 21001; RTND. 120Y.
1 737-244 (JT8D-9A) (82-19707, /68 OB-1713), EX-(SAA)/(VAB)/(PRF). 124Y.
0 737-244 (JT8D-9A) (787-22580, OB-1809-P; 805-22582, OB-1808-P), (SFA) LSD 2005-06. 22580 W/O 2005-08. 22582; RTND. 124Y.
2 737-248 (JT8D-9A) (147-19424, /69 OB-1718; 227-20221, /70 OB-1719), EX-(ARL) & (LIC), (IAL) LSD 2/99. 120Y.
0 737-266 (JT8D) (458-21226, /76 OB-1724), EX-(EGG), (EGP) LSD. RTND.
1 737-282 (JT8D-17A) (967-23042, /83, OB-1724), EX-(TAP), (PLI) LSD 1999-05. 119Y.
7 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTERS.
0 FOKKER F 28-1000 FELLOWSHIP, (11100, OB-1396) DESTROYED 2003-01 W/O.
5 HAMC Y-12-II.
FERNANDO LEVANO CASTILLO, PRESIDENT.
NESTOR HUACO ONARI, GENERAL MANAGER.
INGEMAR NARRO KRISTEN, DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER.
JORGE CUBA HIDALGO, MANAGER FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION.
ALSO QUINTARA ALVAREZ, COMMERCIAL MANAGER.
CARLOS ZERPA VALENCIA, OPERATIONS MANAGER.
EDUARDO GUEVARA ELIAS, LOGISTICS MANAGER.
SERGIO ALTAMIRANO, ENGINEERING MANAGER
CARLOS CORDERO PAREDES, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (email@example.com).
CESAR NEYRA, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.
JUAN ULLOA, TECHNICAL ADVISOR.
VICTOR MORALES, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) DEPARTMENT MANAGER.
MANUEL TEIXEIRA, MAINTENANCE CONTROL DEPARTMENT MANAGER TO (PRF) (2002-12).
JUAN LUNA QUEVEDO, LINE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT MANAGER.