Berry Aviation

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Berry Aviation
Berry Aviation Logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
- BYA BERRY
Founded 1983
Hubs San Marcos Municipal Airport
Fleet size 25
Headquarters San Marcos, Texas, United States
Key people Sonny Berry, CEO; Stanley Finch, President; Gary McCracken, VP Maintenance
Website http://www.berryaviation.com

Berry Aviation is an American charter airline based in San Marcos, Texas, United States. It was established and started operations in 1983 and operates charter passenger and cargo flights as well as work for the US Postal Service. Its main base is San Marcos Municipal Airport.[1]

Fleet[edit]

The Berry Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of January 2018):[2]

Berry Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In
Fleet
Orders Passengers Notes
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 5
Bombardier Dash 8-Q200 5
Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia 8
Fairchild SA227 Metroliner 7
Total 25

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:[3][4]

2017 Niger terrorist incident[edit]

On October 4, 2017, four U.S. Army personnel and five Nigerien soldiers were killed and two more injured after being ambushed while assisting local forces in Southwest Niger.[5][6] It was later reported that private contractors working for Berry Aviation "conducted casualty evacuation and transport for U.S. and partner forces". Berry Aviation was described as having a "sole source bridge contract" in Niamey for duties including casualty evacuation.[7]

2017 Hurricane Relief and Pet Evacuation Flights[edit]

Starting on August 28, 2017 Berry Aviation conducted over fifty flights for Wings of Rescue and the Humane Society of the United States, carrying in over 100 tons of emergency supplies into the Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria zones and then flying over 4,500 pets who otherwise would have died to safety at no-kill animal shelters throughout the mainland United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 85. 
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 37. 
  3. ^ Berry Aviation fleet
  4. ^ Berry Aviation history
  5. ^ Starr, Barbara. "Pentagon identifies fourth US soldier killed in Niger". CNN. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Ellen. "Officials suspect Islamic State militants responsible for Niger attack". thehill.com. The Hill. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ Barbara Starr; Greg Wallace; Jamie Crawford (2017-10-18). "US Military Reveals Contractors Flew to the Rescue in Niger, but Little Else". CNN. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 

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