Key Lime Air
|Secondary hubs||Denver International Airport, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Grand Junction Regional Airport|
Dove Valley, Colorado, United States
|Key people||Cliff Honeycutt (President), Glen Rich (Vice President), Dan Bauer (majority stock holder), David Carrizo (Director of Operations), Steve Denham (chief pilot), Johnnie Krien (Director of Maintenance, Dan Steitz (Director of Safety), Paul Rylatt (Chief Inspector)|
Key Lime Air is a United States airline with corporate headquarters at Centennial Airport in Dove Valley, Colorado, within the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. It was established and started operations in 1997 and operates charter and United Parcel Service cargo feeder operations.
Denver Air Connection (DAC) is a scheduled passenger charter operated by Key Lime Air. DAC operates between Grand Junction Regional Airport and Centennial Airport and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in the Denver area five days a week. DAC flights are operated by Metroliner, Piper Navajo, and EMB-120 equipment, depending on demand.
As of November 2012, the Key Lime Air fleet includes:
- 2 Fairchild Metro 23
- 5 Fairchild Metro II
- 13 Fairchild Metro III
- 1 Cessna 404 Titan
- 8 Piper Navajo
- 1 Learjet 24
- 4 Fairchild Dornier 328JET
- 1 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
Incidents and accidents
- December 30, 2014 – A Key Lime Air Cessna 404 Titan registration N404MG operating as Flight LYM182 impacted rural residential terrain shortly after takeoff from Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado. The airplane was destroyed by the impact and partially consumed by the post-impact fire. The sole pilot on board the aircraft received fatal injuries.
- January 21, 2015 – A Key Lime Air Piper PA-31 flying cargo for UPS from Denver International Airport to Colby, Kansas, crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing at Goodland Municipal Airport after sustaining an engine failure. The plane struck power lines before crashing in a field. The sole pilot survived without serious injuries. The aircraft sustained serious damage.
- The postal designation of “Englewood”, a city some seven miles west, appears in the company’s mailing address and is referenced as its headquarters location: "About." Key Lime Air. Retrieved on April 2, 2015. "Based at Centennial Airport in Englewood Colorado, Key Lime Air is strategically positioned to be able to offer convenient service to either the West coast, Central or East coast of the United States." and "13252 E. Control Tower Rd. Englewood, CO 80112"
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dove Valley CDP, CO" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. pp. 100–101.
- "Directory: World Airlines Part 2 (C-L)". Flight International: 31–80. 2009-04-07.
- "Aviation Safety Network". Aviation Safety Network dba Flight Safety Foundation. December 30, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Stanley, Deb (2015-01-21). "3rd Key Lime Air plane has engine problems - crashes in Kansas".
- "Plane Crash Lands in Northwest Kansas". 2015-01-21.