AAXICO

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AAXICO
Founded 1946
Ceased operations 1966

AAXICO was an airline based in the United States.

History[edit]

AAXICO, the American Air Export and Import Company, was founded in 1946 in Miami Beach, Florida.

AAXICO's initial flight service consisted of five daily flights from New York to Atlantic City geared toward the horse racing industry, with the last flight scheduled to wait until after the last race.[1] By 1956, AAXICO was registered as an all-cargo airline. AAXICO temporarily suspended flight operations on June 30, 1960 in negotiations with Air Line Pilots Association, International.[2] Prior to its merger, AAXICO had a Department of Defense contract to carry 25,000 lbs of cargo daily.[3] Its airline operations ceased in 1966, when they were sold to Saturn Airways.[4]

AAXICO is now an airline support company based in Doral, Florida.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Country/Continent

Fleet[edit]

The AAXICO fleet consists of the following aircraft as of DATE:

AXXICO Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Routes Notes
DC-3 9 Leased off 6 DC-3's after slump in 1947
C-46 18 In 1961
DC-6

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • AAxico Airlines, Inc., C-46-F, N67941, near Great Falls, Montana, August 14, 1963 [6]
  • AAxico Airlines, Inc., C-46-F, N67935, McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 25, 1963[7]
  • Aaxico Airlines, Inc., Douglas DC-6A, N6541C, West Slope of Mt. Rainier, Washington, April 23, 1965[8]
  • DC-6A, N6579C, on May 18, 1967 crash.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "none". Billboard. August 10, 1946. 
  2. ^ Bureau of National Affairs (1967). Labor arbitration reports, Volume 47. 
  3. ^ United States Civil Aeronautics Board (1966). Civil Aeronautics Board reports: Economic cases of the Civil Aeronautics Board, Volume 43. 
  4. ^ Holden, William. "Financial Highlights; General Motors Announces It Plans To Reduce Prices on 1966 Models." The New York Times. Friday September 24, 1965. Business Financial 7. Retrieved on January 9, 2010. "The two carriers involved are Saturn Airways, Inc. ("Saturn") and AAXICO Airlines, Inc. . Under the merger agreement, Saturn is the surviving corporate..."
  5. ^ "How to Contact Us." AAXICO. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
  6. ^ United States Civil Aeronautics Board (1964). AAxico Airlines, Inc., C-46-F, N 67941, near Great Falls, Montana, August 14, 1963. 
  7. ^ United States Civil Aeronautics Board. AAxico Airlines, Inc., C-46-F, N 67935, McCarran Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 25, 1963. 
  8. ^ United States Civil Aeronautics Board. Aaxico Airlines, Inc., Douglas DC-6A, N6541C, West Slope of Mt. Rainier, Washington, April 23, 1965. 
  9. ^ "none". Aviation Week and Space Technology, Volume 86. 

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