Titan Airways

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Titan Airways
Titan Airways logo.svg
IATA
ZT[1]
ICAO
AWC
Callsign
ZAP
Founded 1988
AOC # 1212
Fleet size 10
Headquarters London Stansted Airport,
United Kingdom
Key people Gene Willson
Website titan-airways.com

Titan Airways is a British charter airline based at London Stansted Airport. It offers charter services and ACMI operations for other airlines and tour operators as well as individuals and corporations.

History[edit]

Titan Airways Short 330 in 1994

Titan Airways was founded in 1988. Today it is wholly owned by one of the original founders, Gene Willson, who completed a management buyout from private investment firm 3i at the end of 2012.[2] Its initial fleet of aircraft included smaller airliner types such as the 33-seat Short 330 twin-engined turboprop.

The airline has received several awards, notably a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2001.[3] The carrier has been ranked in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table on four occasions since the year 2000.[4]

All of Titan Airways' aircraft operate under UK registrations with regular maintenance governed by the UK (CAA) Civil Aviation Authority and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The carrier is registered under the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme.[5] The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.[6]

Operations[edit]

Charter[edit]

Titan Airways operates charter flights on a seasonal basis to a number of destinations on behalf of UK-based tour operators. Aside from these regular seasonal routes, Titan Airways operates long and short haul flights on an ad hoc basis on behalf of individuals, blue chip companies, Premier League football teams, high-profile personalities and pop/rock groups.

In addition, Titan Airways operates flights worldwide on behalf of other airlines on an ACMI basis. Also, a number of the aircraft within Titan’s fleet operate as freighters on behalf of the Royal Mail. Titan Airways is also frequently called upon by other carriers, including national flag carriers and regional airlines, when they are faced with operational difficulties.[7]

Military[edit]

Titan Airways' Boeing 767 operated to the Falkland Islands on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence for two years until September 2012; with twice-weekly flights departing from RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, to RAF Mount Pleasant via RAF Ascension Island.[8] Titan Airways' RJ100 aircraft has been based in Sharjah on contract to the UK MoD since 2011.[9] The RJ100 superseded Titan Airways' BAe 146 operations in the Persian Gulf region which dated back to 2009.[10]

Fleet[edit]

Titan Airways Boeing 737-300
Titan Airways Boeing 757-200

As of September 2014 the Titan Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Titan Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 3 168 168[12][13]
Boeing 737-300QC 3 44 44[14]
130 130[15]
Boeing 757-200 2 80 80[16] flexible business or economy class configurations
40 108 148[17]
202 202[18]
Boeing 767-300ER 1 265 265[19] all-economy class configuration
Cessna Citation CJ2+ 1 6 6[20]
Total 10

References[edit]

Citations
Bibliography
  • Eastwood, Tony and Roach, John. Turbo Prop Airliner Production List. The Aviation Hobby Shop, 1998, ISBN 0-907178-69-3.

External links[edit]

Media related to Titan Airways at Wikimedia Commons