Gestair Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette 100 at Faro Airport
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Gestair was founded in 1977 in Madrid. It specialized in offering private jets for short lease from key airports in Spain and with the years it expanded its operations to include six hubs spread across the country. The aircraft of Gestair's Business fleet section are categorized into four types: ultra long range, long range, medium-range and short range.
Along over three decades of operation the activities and services of Gestair group expanded to include charter airline services — through Audeli Air—, air taxi, flight training, handling, consulting, as well as maintenance and overhaul of aircraft. The maintenance and overhaul unit, initially named Corjet Maintenance, was later renamed Gestair Maintenance.
In January 1998 Regional was renamed Cygnus Air and by November the airline shifted to full cargo operations. Its fleet consisted then of two Douglas DC-862F aircraft. In July 2002, a DC8-73F was phased in. At that time the airline was owned 60% by Macholfam International, a branch of the Gestair group, and 40% by Imesapi of the ACS group. In May 2007, as part of a new policy of the Gestair Group, the name of the airline was changed to Gestair Cargo. At that time its main customer was Iberia Airlines.
Gestair Cargo expanded and modernized its fleet in 2011 adding two Boeing 767-300F. and By March 2010, following a capital increase, 73% of the company belonged to Imesapi and 27% to the Gestair group. In mid 2013 Gestair sold its cargo section to the founder of the Dutch Antilles Express airline, US businessman Arnold Leonora.
Fleet (Gestair Business fleet section)
Gestair used different aircraft along its history. In 2009 it operated the following aircraft in its business fleet:
|Gulfstream G550||1||ULR||18||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Bombardier Global Express||3||ULR||10-14||Torrejón (Madrid),Santiago,
Palma de Mallorca
|Gulfstream V||1||ULR||12||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Falcon 900B||1||LR||12||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Gulfstream G200||1||MR||8||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Falcon 2000||4||MR||8-10||Torrejón (Madrid)
|Hawker 900 XP||1||MR||8||Barcelona|
|Hawker 800 XP||1||MR||8||Barcelona|
|Hawker 400 XP||1||MR||7||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Cessna Citation V||1||MR||6-7||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Cessna Citation X||1||MR||6||Gerona|
|Learjet 40||1||MR||6||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Beechcraft Super King Air||1||SR||9||Torrejón (Madrid)|
|Cessna Citation||2||SR||5||Torrejón (Madrid)
|Premier 1||2||SR||6||Torrejón (Madrid)|
Note: ULR=Ultra Long Range, LR=Long Range, MR=Medium Range, SR=Short Range
- Gestair website Gestair Group
- Nazca Capital adquiere el 100% del capital de Gestair
- Gestair SA
- Gestair Maintenance
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 70.
- Gestair - Aeroplane Guide
- Airways, June 2007
- Fly-news, 8 January 2011
- ch-aviation - Gestair sells off cargo subsidiary; now operating as Cygnus Air again
- Gestair 2009