Paraense Transportes Aéreos

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Paraense Transportes Aéreos
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Founded 1952
Ceased operations 1970
Headquarters Belém, Brazil
Key people Antônio Alves Ramos Junior

Paraense Transportes Aéreos was a Brazilian airline founded in 1952. It ceased operations in 1970.

History[edit]

Paraense Curtiss C-46 Commando at Miami in 1970

Paraense Transportes Aéreos was a Brazilian airline founded on February 18, 1952 by Antônio Alves Affonso Ramos Junior and made its maiden flight on March 30 of the same year, using a Consolidated PBY-A5 Catalina.

Regular passenger and cargo flights started in 1957 using a Curtiss C-46 to fly from Belém to Rio de Janeiro via Pedro Afonso, Cristalândia and Brasília.[1] In fact, Paraense was one of the first airlines to have regular services to Brasília, the new Brazilian capital, inaugurated in 1960. In 1960 it started the route São Paulo, Cuiabá, Porto Velho, Rio Branco.

It had serious maintenance problems and after a series of accidents, particularly the one of March 14, 1970, all aircraft were grounded. On May 29, 1970, Paraense ceased operations.[2]

Fleet[edit]

Paraense Fleet[3]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Consolidated PBY-5A/6A Catalina 3 1952–1959
Curtiss C-46/Super C-46 Commando 19 1957–1970
Douglas DC-4 5 1962–1970
Douglas DC-3/C-47 2 1962–1970
Fairchild Hiller FH-227B 6 1967–1970

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Accidents involving fatalities

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 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. pp. 346–347. 
  2. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 318–319. 
  3. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 319–320. 
  4. ^ "Accident description PP-BTB". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Accident description PP-BTA". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 319. 
  7. ^ "Accident description PP-BTF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Accident description PP-BTH". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "PP-BTX Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Accident description PP-BUF". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "O fim da Paraense". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 267–268. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 

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