EuroAtlantic Airways

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EuroAtlantic Airways
Euroatlantic logo.png
IATA
YU
ICAO
MMZ
Callsign
EUROATLANTIC
Founded 25 August 1993
Operating bases Portela Airport
Subsidiaries STP Airways (38%)
Fleet size 6
Destinations Charters for various airlines
Headquarters Sintra, Portugal
Key people Tomaz Metello (CEO)
Website euroatlantic.pt

EuroAtlantic Airways - Transportes Aéreos S.A., operating and styled as euroAtlantic airways, is a charter airline specialized in leasing and based in Lisbon, Portugal. It operates worldwide charter services as well as ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) and other wet lease operations. Its main base is Portela Airport, Lisbon.[1]

History[edit]

Founded as Air Zarco on 25 August 1993, the company adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17 May 2000, when the Memorandum of Association was altered by deed, and the name of EuroAtlantic Airways - Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted.

EuroAtlantic is FAA (FAR129) and EASA (JAR OPS1) certified and has a maintenance agreement with TAP Air Portugal. EuroAtlantic operated a direct flight from Lisbon to Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in January 2008 using a Boeing 757 carrying 140 members of the Portuguese National Guard.[2] It was the first flight to land, larger than a Boeing 737 or a C-130 Hercules at the DIL/WPDL runway.

In 2005, euroAtlantic had 109 million in revenue and a profit of €5.9 million.[citation needed]

EuroAtlantic owns 38% of the national airline of São Tomé and Príncipe, STP Airways. The first flight of STP was to Lisbon, using a EuroAtlantic Boeing 767.[citation needed]

In 2009, EuroAtlantic Airways signed a deal to operate 2 Boeing 777-200ER on behalf of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.[3] The airline is owned by Quanlux (Luxembourg) (45%), Tomaz Julio Teixeira Metello (25%), Anglotel (Luxembourg) (20%) and Danielle Chadrin Metello (10%) and has 239 employees (at March 2007).[1]

EuroAtlantic was known for owning the last operated Lockheed L-1011 in Europe. The Lockheed L-1011 was formally owned by Air Zarco and was built in February 1983 and was obtained by EuroAtlantic in June 2000, but was stored in March 2010 in Amman.

On May 16, 2014, Air Canada announced that it had contracted EuroAtlantic to operate two Boeing 767-300ER (CS-TFS [14C, 272Y], CS-TFT [12C, 273Y]) on three international routes (Madrid, Lima, Bogotá) for a period of six weeks (July 1 - August 6, 2014) until the Canadian airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner was integrated into the summer flight schedule. This was due to delays in the delivery of the new Dreamliners. [4]

Fleet[edit]

EuroAtlantic Boeing 757-200
EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER

As of May 2014, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft :[5]

Fleetlist euroAtlantic Airways
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Registrations
Boeing 737-800 1 0 16C 144Y CS-TQU
Boeing 767-300ER 4 0 16C 234Y or 300Y CS-TLO CS-TFS CS-TFT CS-TRN
Boeing 767-300SF 1 0 56 tons cargo CS-TLZ
Boeing 777-200 1 0 30C 293Y CS-TFM
Total 7 0

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 16 July 2012, Sunwing 221, a Boeing 767-300 leased by Sunwing Airlines piloted by Portuguese pilots of EuroAtlantic Airways, lost contact with ATCs at Moncton ACC while entering Canadian airspace. CF-18 jets from CFB Bagotville were scrambled by NORAD to intercept the jet, intercepting near Quebec City. When interrogated by the RCAF pilots, the jetliner pilots revealed they had forgotten to change frequencies as requested by Gander ATC, to enable contact with Montreal Centre. [6] The intercept was revealed to cost $90,000, and said to reveal lack of professionalism by the EuroAtlantic pilots.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 78. 
  2. ^ http://www.euroatlantic.pt/downloads/en_29_01_2008.pdf
  3. ^ Biman and euroAtlantic sign deal
  4. ^ "Important information regarding our euroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER". Air Canada. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ EuroAtlantic Airways official fleet page
  6. ^ CTV News, "Pilot error on Sunwing flight caused CF-18 fighter jets to scramble", Philip Ling, 26 February 2013 (accessed 26 February 2013)
  7. ^ CTV National News, airdate 26 February 2013 at 11:00pm

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