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Airlines

Name: TAESA
7JetSet7 Code: TES
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: LATIN AMERICA
City: MEXICO CITY
Country: MEXICO
Employees 3820
Web: taesa.com.mx
Email:
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: MEXPOGD
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1988. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

The population of Mexico City is 20 million.

Mexico was established in 1821, covers an area of 1,958,201 sq kms, its population is 101 million, its capital city is Mexico City, and its official language is Spanish.

OCTOBER 1995: CAPTAIN ALBERTO ABED OWNS 80%, ABED FAMILY 10%, OTHERS 10%.

2 727-100'S, (FSB) & (CAS) LEASED. CURRENTLY ONLY OPERATES 1 757-200 (ETOPS) (XA-RLM) (13 HOURS) TO EUROPE.

JANUARY 1996: 2 737-300'S (CFM56-3B2), EX-(TAV).

MARCH 1996: CAPTAIN ALEJANDRO MENDOZA, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

TO REDUCE FLEET BY 5 737-300'S & 2 737-500'S.

APRIL 1996: 1 DC-10-30CF (46891), EX-(WLD), CIT (TCI) LEASED.

3,200 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 700 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 500 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

OCTOBER 1996: 737-200 WET-LEASED TO PACIFIC TRANSAIR, AT KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (PAC).

DECEMBER 1996: +2 737-300'S, EX-(TAV) (6 MONTH EXCHANGE). LOOKING
FOR WET-LEASE 747F.

14 EXTENDED TWIN ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) (757) FLIGHTS/MONTH NORTH & MID ATLANTIC

APRIL 1997: BANKS FILING FOR (TES) BANKRUPTCY. HAS $200 MILLION LOANS FROM GOVT.

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1996 = +$25 MILLION.

JUNE 1997: 1 727-225 ADV (JT8D-15A) (20625), EX-(AID).

AUGUST 1997: 757-23A (255-24566), RETURNED TO (AWW), TO STAF.

SEPTEMBER 1997: NEW ROUTE TO URUAPAN. 1 DC-10-30F CHARTERED
TO STAF 8/97 - 2/98 MIAMI (MIA) - MONTEVIDEO - BUENOS AIRES.

OCTOBER 1997: RETURNS 2 727-23'S (EO348 & EO311) TO LESSOR, LEAVING 5 727-2OO'S IN FLEET. AFTER PREVIOUSLY ONLY USING MALE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, STARTED FEMALE ATTENDANTS ON FLIGHT TO MONTERREY.

757 120 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH: 10 NORTH/MID ATLANTIC.

DEC 1997: 1 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (207), EX-(PAA), (ING) LEASED.

JAN 1998: 757 WET-LEASED TO ARGENTINA FOR 2 MONTHS TO CANCUN.

FEB 1998: DC-10-30F (127-46891 - "WORKING TOGETHER").

MARCH 1998: 737-300 WET-LEASED TO (TNZ) FOR 6 MONTHS. A300B4-203 (207) RETURNED TO C-S AVIATION SERVICES (CSV).

APRIL 1998: 2,800 EMPLOYEES (INCL 200 FC & 200 MT).

MAY 1998: 1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3B2) (24234), EX-PAA, (ILF) 3 YEAR LEASED.

JULY 1998: (ETOPS) 120 MINUTESS FLTS: 1 757 = 1,669 OVER ATLANTIC.

AUGUST 1998: DC-9-31 (47418), EX-NASA (NAS), PEGASUS LEASED. 1 737-2H6 (372-20926), AIRLEASE LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 737-33A (27284) RETURNED FROM TANZANIA (TNZ). DURING 6 MTHS IN AFRICA, HAD 30 BIRDSTRIKES AND UP TO 60 LANDING GEAR TIRES REPLACED (DUE TO POOR RUNWAY CONDITIONS). 737-200 ADV (JT8D-15) (20926), EX-BOURAQ (PTB), INDIGO LEASED.

OCTOBER 1998: 737-300 (24492), EX-GARUDA (GIA), TRITON AVIATION LEASED. (FAA) FINE OF $160K FOR OPERATING DC-10-30 IN CARGO >MOGW &
FAILURE TO MAKE REPAIRS (MAIN FUEL QUANTITY INDICATOR). OPERATES DC-10-30F (XA-TDC) ON BEHALF OF NEW CHILEAN CARRIER NSW-NEW SOUTH WAYS, DC-10-30F (127-46891) RETURNED FROM MARTINAIR (MTH).

1 757 120 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS OVER NORTH AND MID-ATLANTIC = TOTAL 1,669.

NOVEMBER 1998: 737-3K2 (1195-23411), TRANSAVIA (TAV) LEASED. 757-23A (255-24566) RETURNED FROM AIR MADEIRA (MAE). 757-2K2 (717-26330), (TAV) WET-LEASED.

DECEMBER 1998: ALBERTO ABED, CEO, WAS ARRESTED AND SPENT NIGHT IN JAIL FOR ALLEGED /96 $2M TAX EVASION.

JANUARY 1999: 737-4Q8 (1627-24234, N242GD) (TAV) LEASED.

MARCH 1999: 757-2K2 (717-26330) RETURNED TO (TAV). 727-23 (58-18436,
XA-SXZ), C-S LEASED. 737-3K2 (1195-23411, XA-STM) RETURNED TO (TAV).

APRIL 1999: 2,800 EMPLOYEES. SITA: MEXPOGD.

(http://www.taesa.com.mx).

MAY 1999: 1 737-300, AND 1 757-200 (PW2037), EX-(PER). 1 737-400 WET-LEASED TO BLUE PANORAMA (BPA) FOR 6 MONTHS.

JUNE 1999: 1 737-382 (1699-24366, N943PG), EX-(TAP), (PSS) 3 YEAR LEASED . 1 757-23A (255-24566, XA-RLM), RETURNED FROM TAME (TAM).
SCRAPS 2 OF 6 727-100'S. TO SCRAP 2 OF 6 727-100'S. 2 727-100'S SCRAPPED OF 6.

JULY 1999: 1 737-3Q8 (1666-24300, XA-AMH), EX-SHANGHAI (SHA), (IAL) 3 YEAR LEASED.

AUGUST 1999: DC-10-30F (127-46891, XA-TDC), RETURNED FROM (NSW).

NOVEMBER 1999: ACCDT: DC-9-30 (47418, /70), CARGO DOOR PUT IN WHEN WITH NASA (NAS), CRASHES AFTER TAKEOFF FROM URUAPAN, MEXICO = ALL 5/13 FATALITIES.

2 737-300 DELIVERIES, +3 IN 12/99 (24096, 7), EX-AB (BRR).

SUSPENDS ALL OPERATIONS. LIKELY TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY.

DECEMBER 1999: WHILE GROUNDED, HAS LOST $500K REVENUE/DAY. HAS $30M FOR 4,000 STAFF WAGES & MAINTENANCE COSTS. $400M DEBT. IN APPLICATION TO RESUME OPERATIONS, OFFERED TO GROUND 4 DC-9'S AND LAY OFF 700 STAFF OF 4,200. DC-10-30F (46891) RETURNED TO LESSOR

JANUARY 2000: 3,000 EMPLOYEES LAID OFF. APPROX 500 EMPLOYEES AT BOTH
MEXICO CITY & TOLUCA STILL WORKING TO RETURN LEASED AIRPLANES. 727-225 (20625) RETURNED TO LESSOR CIT (TCI). 757-23A (24366) RETURNED TO (AWW). 3 737-33A'S (24096; 24097; 27284) RETURNED TO (AWW).

FEBRUARY 2000: VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT AS REGULATORY AUTHORITY REFUSES TO RENEW ITS OPERATING LICENSE. MEXICAN JUDGE DECLARES (TES) BANKRUPT, WITH $60 MILLION IN ASSETS, BUT $660 MILLION DEBTS.

737-3M8 (1719-24377), RETURNED TO LESSOR.

AUGUST 2000: 737-3Q8 (1808-24492) RETURNED TO TRITON (TIA), LEASED TO AEROSVIT (UKA).

1999 = 3.4B RPK; 63.9% LF; 53.76M FTK; 2.03M PAX; 3,820 EMPLOYEES (+36.4%).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
TES-737-2H6
TES

August 2000:

0 727-100 (JT8D) (-31: XA-SQO HAS YELLOW TOP; -23: 58-18436, XA-SXZ, RTND TO (FSB).

2 727-200 (JT8D) (-225: 20625 PARTED OUT 9/00).

0 737-2T4 (JT8D) (716-22370, /80 49 40; 717-22371, /80 49 42), (GEH) LSD, TO (AEJ) 8/00.

0 737-2H6 ADV (JT8D-15) (372-20926), EX-(PTB), RTND (SRI).

3 737-300 (CFM56-3) (1195-23411 RTND), 1 EX-(TAV).

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (24492), EX-GIA, RTND (TIA), LST (UKA) 8/00.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3) (24096; 24097; 27284), RTND (AWW) 2/00, 27284 LST (TRM).

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (1666-24300, XA-AMH), EX-(SHA), RTND (IAN), LST (PNR).

0 737-382 (CFM56-3) (1699-24366, N943PG), EX-(TAP), (PSS) 3 YR LSD
8/00, LST LAB).

0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3) (1627-24234) RTND (MSA) 2/00.

0 737-5YO (CFM56-3) (2220-25185, /92) RTND (GUI), LST (ROS) 11/00.

0 757-23A (255-24566), RTND (AWW) 1/00, LST (GUY) 5/00.

1 757-200 (PW2037), EX-(PER) 4/99.

2 DC-9-14 (9-45713, /66 65 90; 10-45715, /66 66 72) EX-(ACN) & (TWA).

3 DC-9-15 (18-45719, /66 61 65), EX-(KLM).

0 DC-9-31F (570-47418, /70 58 57), EX-(NAS), (PSS) LSD. CRASHED
AND DESTROYED 11/99.

0 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2R) ("WORKING TOGETHER", /73 73 16; 127-46891, XA-TDC), RTND (TCI) 12/99, EX-(MTH0/(WLD), LST (CDP) 10/00.

Management:
(definitions)

CAPTAIN ALBERTO ABED, CHAIRMAN & CEO (80% OWNER).

CAPTAIN ALEJANDRO MENDOZA, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (2/96),
(amendoza.technica@taesa.com.mx).

MANUEL HERRERA, MANAGER ENGINEERING.

DAVID SANCHEZ, MANAGER LINE MAINTENANCE (2/96) (MEXMLGD).

EDUARDO CHAVEZ, CHIEF ENGINEERING.

JESUS MALDONADO, CHIEF SERVICES ("A," "B," "C," CHECKS).

DAVID PEREYRA, CHIEF LINE MAINTENANCE.

JOSE BARRAGAN, CHIEF OUTSTATIONS.

DAVID GUTIERREZ, CHIEF MAINTENANCE PLANNING & CONTROL.

SERGIO AJAS, MAINTENANCE STATIONS CHIEF.

ALBERTO SALCIDO, MAINTENANCE CHIEF.

GUILLERMO MERINO, QUALITY CONTROL CHIEF.

GERARDO CANADA, STATIONS CHIEF.

LUCIANO AYALA, (ETOPS) FOCAL POINT, RELIABILITY DEPT.

 
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