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Airlines

Name: EXPRESS.NET AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: TCN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: NAPLES
Country: USA
Employees 270
Web: ena.aero
Email: rwj@atsc.com
Telephone: +1 (239) 430-7080
Fax: +1 (239) 430-5665
Sita: YIPMGCB
Background
(definitions)

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TCN-LOGO
TCN-NEWSFEB04

FORMED IN 1972. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
101 AVIATION NORTH DRIVE
NAPLES, FLORIDA, FL 34014, USA

MAY 1997: KITTY HAWK INTERNATIONAL (CKF) IS PARENT COMPANY. BASED AT ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. HQ AT NAPLES, FLORIDA.

TO JACKSON, MISSISSIPI, MEMPHIS, TOLEDO, AND NEW ORLEANS (ROUTES WERE (CKF).

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1996 = +$1.9 MILLION. 80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 48 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 15 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

HAS 5 DC-8'S.

JULY 1997: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE SCHEDULED CARGO FLIGHTS WITH OWN CREWS, INSTEAD OF USING KITTY HAWK (CKF).

FEBRUARY 1998: 1 DC-8-62F (417-46022), EX-VENTURES HOLDINGS.

JUNE 1998: 1 DC-8-54F (203-45679), EX-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL (CKF).

OCTOBER 1998: 1 727-2B6F ADVANCED (21298), EX-(CKF), & ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY COMMERCIAL JET, FLORIDA. 1 727-44C (857-20476), NEW QUICK COMPANY LEASED, EX-SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA).

DECEMBER 1998: 1 727-100C (JT8D-7B), EX-BURLINGTON NORTHERN (BNA).

JANUARY 1999: 1 727-100C (19134), EX-AMERIJET (AMJ), AIRCRAFT INVESTMENTS ASSOCIATED LEASED. 1 727-100 (JT8D-9A), EX-PLANET AIRWAYS (PLN).

MARCH 1999: DC-8-62F (311-45910, N181SK), WET-LEASED TO KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW).

APRIL 1999: 80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 48 FC & 15 MT).

SITA: YIPMGCB.

727-22C (406-19195, N727CK), BOUGHT FROM KITTY HAWK AIR CARGO (KHC) (SCOTT KALITTA).

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 15.51 MILLION (FTM) (-64.2%).

OCTOBER 1999: FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY.

DECEMBER 1999: MAGENA (MICHAEL GOLDBERG) AND (TCA) ACQUISITION (DAVID CLARK) PURCHASES TRANSCONTINENTAL AIRLINES (TCN) FROM SCOTT KALITTA.

CONTINUES TO FLY SUBSERVICES FOR BAX GLOBAL (ABX).

1 DC-8-55F (248-45817, N182SK) SOLD TO SCOTT KING.

FEBRUARY 2000: IN 3/00, TO CHANGE NAME FROM "TRANS CONTINENTAL AIRLINES" (TCN) TO "express.net." TO ACQUIRE 4 A300B4-203F'S (134; 157; 196; 218), EX-QANTAS AIRWAYS (QAN) FOR WET-LEASE OPERATIONS STARTING IN 5/00.

APRIL 2000: 80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 48 FC, & 15 MT).

JUNE 2000: 1 DC-8-62F (46022), RETURNED TO KALITTA LEASING, TO MK AIRLINES, UK (MKA). 2 A300B4-200F'S (134; 157), EX-QANTAS AIRWAYS (QAN), PINNACLE AIR CARGO ENTERPRISES (PACE) (PIE) LEASED, WET-LEASED TO EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF). 2 ORDERS (8/00) A300B4-203F'S (196; 218), (PIE) LEASED.

AUGUST 2000: MAGENA (MICHAEL GOLDBERG) PURCHASED 50% OF express.net Airlines (TCN) FROM (TCA) ACQUISITION (DAVID CLARK).

1999 = -$3.49 MILLION (-$2.48 MILLION) 35.58 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (-63.8%); 80 EMPLOYEES.

HAS 2 727-100F'S AND 4 A300B4-200F'S. WILL LEASE 3 A300B4-203F'S (125; 203; 219) FROM JOINT VENTURE OF express.net Airlines (TCN), AND 1 727-227 (20774), EX-US AIRWAYS SHUTTLE (TSI), AND 1 727-22C (19195), EX-RYAN INTERNATIONAL (RYN) FROM AIRCRAFT INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES.

SEPTEMBER 2000: DC-8-54F (45679) RETURNED TO SDK LEASING, LEASED TO MK AIRLINES (MKA).

OCTOBER 2000: 1 727-227 (997-20774, /73 N793A), EX-(TSI), (INM) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 A300B4-203F (219, N474AS), DMCMAG LEASED.

JANUARY 2002: 1 A300B4-203F (073, N224KW).

FEBRUARY 2002: 1 A300B4-203F (126), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), GATX (GAX) LEASED.

July 2002: 2001 = +$2.08 Million (-$2.01 Million): 131.57 Million (FTK) (+177.9%).

September 2002: A300B4-203F (157, N371PC), wet-leased to Air Hong Kong (AHK).

October 2002: 1 727-227F (1219-21249, N76753), Finova (GRB) leased.

February 2004: 2 727-227F's (1217-21247, N73751; 8-21248, N76752), Finova (GRB) leased.

March 2003: 727-227F (21363), ex-Continental Airlines (CAL), Finova (GRB) leased, converted to Freighter, by Hamilton, Arizona.

April 2003: 260 employees. HQ in Naples, Florida.

SITA: YIPNSCR.

(rwj@atsc.com).

March 2004: A300B4-203F (235, N307FV), Finova (GRB) leased (again).

April 2004: A300B4-203F (203, N473AS), wet-leased to Air Hong Kong (AHK). 1 A300B4-203F wet-leased to MNG Cargo (MHK). A300B4-203F (157, N371PC) wet-leased to Dragonair (DRG) for Hong Kong - Nanjing (weekly). A300B4-203F (126, N13974), returned to lessor.

July 2004: +$5.46 Million (+5.8 Million) (net profit).

A300B4-203F (219, N474AS) returned from Air Hong Kong (AHK).

December 2004: 727-22C (406-19195, N792A), sold to Savanna Aviation.

April 2005: 260 employees.

September 2005: Varig (VAR) Engineering & Maintenance (VEM) delivered the fifth and final A300B4 freighter to Express.Net (TCN). The airplanes were maintained nose-to-tail beginning in October. Work included inspection checks, several Airworthiness Directives (AD)s, Corrosion Prevention & Control Program (CPCP), Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) installation, large structural repairs, painting, other mandatory services and some specific modifications such as installation of armored cockpit doors.

December 2005: 727-225F (21857, N755DH), ex-Astar Air Cargo (DHL), Aviation Capital Group (CGP) leased.

February 2006: A300B4-203F (203, N473AS), wet-leased to Air Macau (MCU).

June 2006: 2 A300B4-203F (134, N370PC; 157, N371PC), returned to Pinnacle Cargo.

July 2006: express.net airlines (TCN) provides all-cargo charter and wet-lease (ACMI) services. Current locations served include Canada, the Far East, Mexico, South America, and the USA.

(ICAO) Code: XNA (Callsign - EXPRESSNET).

(http://www.ena.aero).

Parent organization/shareholders: David Clark & Magena (Michael Goldberg).

Main Base: Naples Municipal Airport (APF).

International, Freight Destinations: Hong Kong; Taipei; & Tokyo.

August 2006: A300B4-203F (203, N473AS) returned from Dragonair (DRG). A300B4-203F (218, N373PC), wet-leased to (DRG).

December 2006: A300B4-203F (218, N373PC), returned from Dragonair (DRG).

March 2007: Ceased operations.

A300B4-203F (203, N473AS), returned to lessor.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
TCN-727-227F
File Label (opt)
TCN-A300

March 2007:

1 727-173C (JT8D-7B HK) (427-19504, /67 N704A), EX-(WLD)/(BNA), (INM) LSD 1998-11.

0 727-21C (JT8D) (289-19134, /66 N705A), EX-(AMJ), (INM) LSD 1999-01 PARTED OUT 2001-05.

0 727-22C (JT8D-7B HK) (406-19195, /67 N792A), EX-(CKF), (INM) LSD 1998-11. ST SAVANNA AVIATION 2004-12. FREIGHTER.

1 727-2H3F (JT8D HK) (877-20545, /72 N723SK), (KAA) LSD. FREIGHTER.

0 727-225F (JT8D HK) (1539-21857, N755DH), EX-(DHL), AV CAPITAL GRP (CGP) LSD 2005-12. RTND 2006-06. FREIGHTER.

1 727-227F (JT8D-9A HK) (997-20774, /73, N793A), EX-(TSI) 2000-08, (INM) LSD 2000-10. FREIGHTER.

0 727-227F (JT8D-9A HK) (1217-21247, N73751; 1218-21248, N76752), (GRB) LSD 2004-02. 21247; 21248; RTND 2006-06. FREIGHTER.

0 727-227F (JT8D-9A HK) (1219-21249, /76 N76753 2002-10; 1258-21363, /77 N76754 2003-03), EX-(CAL), (GRB) LSD, CONV TO F BY HAMILTON. 21249; & 21363; RTND 2006-07. FREIGHTER.

0 727-231F (JT8D HK) (1580-21986, N54354), ST AVIATION HOLDING, LST (CMZ) 2006-08. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-54F (203-45679, /64), EX-(ACN), TO (MKA) 2000-09. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-55JT (248-45817, /66), EX-(FTL), PARTED OUT.

0 DC-8-61F (352-45981, /68), EX-(XNA), PARTED OUT. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-62CF (309-45904, /67), EX-(YBN), SOLD 1999-02. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-62AF (417-46022, /68), EX-VENTURES HOLDING & EX (JAL), (EVR) LSD, RTND KALITTA LST 2000-06 (MKA). FREIGHTER.

2 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (134, /81 N370PC; 157, /81 N371PC; 196, /82 N372PC; 218, /83 N373PC3), EX-(QAN), (PIE) LSD, WET-LST (EAF) 2000-06. 157 WET-LST (AHK) 2002-09. 157 WET-LST (DRG) 2004-06. 134; 157; RTND 2006-06. 218; WET-LST (DRG) 2006-10. 218 RF (DRG) 2006-12. FREIGHTER.

2 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (125, /80 N472AS; 203, /82 N473AS; 219, /82 N474AS), AIRCRAFT INV ASSOC LSD 2000-08. 203 WET-LST (AHK) 2004-04. 219 RF (AHK) 2004-11. 203; WET-LST (MCU) 2006-02. 203; RF (DRG) 2006-10. 204; RTND 2007-03. FREIGHTER.

1 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (073, /79 N224KW), (BBB) LSD 2002-01. FREIGHTER.

0 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (126, /81 N13974), EX-(CAL), (GAX) LSD 2002-02. RTND 2004-04. FREIGHTER.

1 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (203, /82 N473AS), WET-LST (MCU) 2006-02. FREIGHTER.

1 A300B4-203F (CF6-50C2) (235, N307FV), (GRB) LSD 2004-03. FREIGHTER.

Management:
(definitions)

JAMES YOUNG, PRESIDENT (jyoung@ena.aero).

THOMAS KITTREDGE, CHIEF PILOT (tkittredge@ena.aero).

RANDALL KANIA, DIRECTOR OPERATIONS (rkania@ena.aero).

STU COOTS, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (sec@ena.aero).

RAY BARKOOT, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) (rb@ena.aero).

TIM SHAW, DIRECTOR SAFETY (tshaw@ena.aero).

WADE JOHNSON, DIRECTOR SALES (wjohnson@ena.aero).

DONNY SHACKELFURD, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR (dshackelfurd@ena.aero).

 
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