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Name: WIEN AIR ALASKA
7JetSet7 Code: WIE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: ANCHORAGE
Country: USA
Employees 7
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996 WITH CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES FROM TEXAS OIL FIELDS TO ALASKA.

NOVEMBER 1996: INTEREST SHOWN IN 737 NEW GENERATION BUSINESS JET. INTERESTED IN OPENING NEW ROUTES FROM TEXAS DIRECT TO OVERSEAS OIL FIELDS USING A SINGLE BUSINESS CLASS CONFIGURATION.

DECEMBER 1997: LEASES 3 737-300'S TO PAN AM (PAA).

JANUARY 1998: NOW RENAMED AS "AIR ALASKA," AN AIRCRAFT LEASING
COMPANY.

BUYS PAN AM AIR BRIDGE, INCLUDING 3 TURBO MALLARDS FOR $10 MILLION WITH PAN AM (PAA) TO RETAIN 30% STAKE. JOINTLY MAY EXPAND SERVICE TO INCLUDE DH DASH 8 TURBOPROPS. SEAPLANES CURRENTLY OPERATING (MIA) TO BIMINI, WALKERS BAY AND PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS. THE SEAPLANE BASE IS ON WATSON ISLAND.

APRIL 1998: LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) TO ACQUIRE PARADISE ISLAND AIRWAYS (PIL) BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, INCLUDING 4 DASH 7'S & FORT LAUDERDALE MAINTENANCE FACILITY.

NOVEMBER 1998: "AIR ALASKA INC" NOW CHANGED NAME TO "WORLD
PACIFIC AIR LEASE INC." LOST A $20.8 MILLION VERDICT TO CHINA WUHAN
AIRLINES (WUH), RE-737 NOT LEASED IN 1997.

Fleet:
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December 1998:

0 737-202C (JT8D) (72-19426, /68), TO (ACT), SUB-LST (AOZ).

0 737-210 (JT8D) (578-21820, /79), TO (MND).

0 737-210C (JT8D) (102-19594, /68), ALL 8 SOLD, 1 TO (NAD), 1 TO (ISF), 1 TO (NTI), 1 TO (EST), 2 TO (BRS), 2 TO (ASA).

0 737-200 (JT8D), OPS BY (FAC).

3 737-300 (CFM56-3), TO (PAA).

3 GRUMMAN MALLARD TURBOPROPS, 17 PAX, EX-(PAA).

Management:
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THOR TJONTVEIT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & OWNER.

BRUCE SALIANO, GENERAL MANAGER.

RICHARD CROSS, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER & DIRECTOR OPERATIONS.

ROBERT KOCH, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (1998-07).

 
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