Aeronorte

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Aeronorte – Empresa de Transportes Aéreos Norte do Brasil
Founded 1949
Commenced operations 1950
Ceased operations 1961
Headquarters São Luís, Brazil
Key people Renato Archer

Empresa de Transportes Aéreos Norte do Brasil Ltda – Aeronorte was a Brazilian airline founded in 1949 that operated in the north and northeast regions of Brazil. It was bought by Aerovias Brasil in 1953 but maintained some degree of autonomy. When Varig bought Aerovias Brasil, Aeronorte was incorporated into Varig.

History[edit]

Aeronorte was founded on December 30, 1949 and in 1950 initiated flights to from São Luís to Belém, to Carolina, and to Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador da Bahia.[1]

It was acquired by Aerovias Brasil on January 15, 1953 but continued to operate as an autonomous unit in partnership with its new owner.[2] When Real Transportes Aéreos acquired Aerovias Brasil in 1954 Aeronorte continued to operate with some autonomy as part of the consortium. This arrangement was dissolved in 1961 when Varig bought and integrated Aerovias Brasil, Real and its subsidiaries.[3]

Destinations[edit]

In January 1956 Aeronorte served 24 cities in the northeast region of Brazil.[4]

Fleet[edit]

Aeronorte Fleet[5]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Percival P.50 Prince 3 1950–1952
Junkers Ju-52/3m 1 1950–1951
Lockheed L 10A Electra 3 1950–1953
Beechcraft A.35 Bonanza 1 1951–1952
Howard DGA-15 P 1 1952
Lockheed 12A 1 1952–1956
Douglas DC-3/C-47 3 1953–1961
Curtiss C-46 Commando 4 1957–1961

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de janeiro de 1946 a janeiro de 1956 após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (in Portuguese) 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. pp. 352–353. 
  2. ^ Migliora, Carlos Affonso (1996). Breve resumo histórico da Aerovias Brasil e outras histórias... (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Sindicato Nacional dos Aeronautas. pp. 110, 118. 
  3. ^ Beting, Gianfranco; Beting, Joelmir (2009). Varig: Eterna Pioneira (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre and São Paulo: EDIPUCRS and Beting Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 978-85-7430-901-9. 
  4. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de janeiro de 1946 a janeiro de 1956 após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (in Portuguese) 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. p. 353. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 316–317. 
  6. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 316. 
  7. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 316.