USA Jet Airlines

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USA Jet Airlines
IATA
UJ
ICAO
JUS
Callsign
Jet USA
Founded 1994
Hubs Willow Run Airport
Secondary hubs Laredo, Texas
Fleet size 10
Parent company Active Aero Group
Headquarters Willow Run Airport
Van Buren Township, Michigan, USA
Key people David Schembri, Chief Executive Officer; Tom Stenglein, Chief Financial Officer; Michael Garvin, Chief Operating Officer
Website http://www.usajetairlines.com

USA Jet Airlines is an American cargo airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Willow Run Airport and in Van Buren Township, Michigan.[1][2] USA Jet operates on-demand air charter freight, and formerly passenger, flights out of Willow Run Airport.[3] USA Jet Airlines is a division of Active Aero Group.

Notability[edit]

A USA Jet DC-9 was used for the filming of the movie Cedar Rapids and another painted for We Are Marshall.

USA Jet flew the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan presidential campaign flights for the 2012 election year. A VIP MD-83, registration N949NS, was used for Mitt Romney and a VIP DC-9-32, registration N215US was used for Paul Ryan.

In August 2013, USA Jet Airlines became the world's first operator of an MD-80 Passenger-to-Freighter conversion. The aircraft, converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., has proven to be extremely successful and competes in the Boeing 727 cargo market.[4]

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2013, the USA Jet Airlines fleet includes:

Cargo Configuration:
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15F 3 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32F 3 0
Dassault Falcon 20 3 0
Passenger Configuration (Historical)
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 1 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 1 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 2 0

Accidents[edit]

On July 8, 2008, a DC-9-15F (N199US) crashed onto a roadway while approaching the Plan de Guadalupe International Airport in Saltillo, Mexico while on a scheduled cargo flight from the U.S. The National Transportation Safety Board, which confirmed the death of the pilot, reported no one was injured on the ground. The co-pilot suffered severe burns.[5] USA Jet Flight 199 departed Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) on July 5 for Hamilton (YHM), Canada to pick up cargo. Automotive parts were loaded on board and the flight continued to Shreveport (SHV) where it arrived at 23:19 CDT. After clearing customs it took off again at 23:48 CDT, bound for Saltillo (SLW), Mexico. The DC-9 crashed in an industrial area 800 m north of the airport. The airplane broke up and burned.[6] A formal probable cause has never been released by Mexican officials, but it is generally conceded that the accident occurred as a result of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) after an unstabilized approach. Actual weather conditions at the time of the approach were significantly worse than reported to the crew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan Airline Takes Flight!" USA Jet Airlines. March 31, 2009. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "USA JET AIRLINES 2068 E Street Belleville, MI 48111."
  2. ^ "Van Buren township, Wayne County, Michigan." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "Charter Airlines Offer A Wonderful Alternative To Scheduled Flying" in Cabin Managers, June 1, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "Aeronautical Engineers MD-80SF Spec Sheet".
  5. ^ "AirDisaster.com"
  6. ^ "Aviation Safety Network"

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