SA de Transport Aérien

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SA de Transport Aérien
Founded 1966
Ceased operations 1978
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Key people Charles Jacquat, Raymond Lambert, Michel Favre
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R HB-ICK at Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) in 1975

SA de Transport Aérien (SATA) or SA de Transport Aerien Genève, was a Swiss airline founded in June 1966, with its head office on the property of Geneva Airport,[1] and with its base in Geneva. It finished its activities in 1978. It started as an air-taxi operator and evolved to passenger and cargo charters to points in Europe, the USA, South America and the Caribbean.

SATA had two major incidents with its aircraft. On July 17, 1973, while landing at Tromsø/Langnes Airport in Norway, a Convair CV-640 landed heavily, bounced, and landed back nose-down, resting 15m short of the runway end. On December 18, 1977, SA de Transport Aérien Flight 730 a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R crashed into the sea while on final approach to Funchal Airport in Portugal, killing 36.


SATA's fleet included these aircraft in 1978


  • Charles Jacquat: Le goût du risque. Editions A. Barthelemy, Genf 1982.


  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 22 April 1978. 1190. "Head Office: PO Box 167, Geneva Airport, Cointrin CH-1215, Switzerland."

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