Global Air (Mexico)

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Global Air (Mexico)
IATA ICAO Callsign
- DMJ DAMOJH
Founded1990
Fleet size2
Company sloganEn Global Air le damos la bienvenida y lo invitamos a viajar con nosotros ya que llegará confortablemente a su destino.
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
Key peopleManuel Rodríguez Campo - Owner
Websitehttp://www.globalair.mx

Global Air (Damojh Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V.) is a Mexican airline. Founded in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in 1990, it works in the field of air transportation and executive business travel.[1] It is a non-regular commercial aviation company, registered in Mexico, which provides charter services, charter and wet lease.[citation needed] This charter airline specializes in leasing and aircraft as well as in air rescue.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Global Air began operations in February 1990 under the name of Damojh Aerolíneas S.A. de C.V., based in Guadalajara.[2] Until December 2011 it was based at the Mexico City International Airport; it subsequently built new hangars and an apron at the Capitán Rogelio Castillo National Airport located in Celaya, Guanajuato.[citation needed]

On May 19, 2018 the Mexican government announced that its national civil aviation authority was to begin an operational audit of Global Air to see if the airline was in compliance with regulations,[3] on May 21, 2018, the Mexican Directorate General of Civil Aviation temporarily revoked the company's airworthiness licence both following a fatal air accident in Cuba when one of their aircraft, a Boeing 737-200 Adv. wet-leased to Cubana de Aviación, crashed shortly after takeoff from Havana, killing 112 of the 113 people on board.[4][5][6][7][8]

Destinations[edit]

The company operates national and international charter flights within Mexico and to the Caribbean, Central and South America.[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

Global Air 737

As of May 2018, Global Air (Damojh Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V.) operates two Boeing 737s:[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On November 4, 2010, a Global Air Boeing 737-200, registration XA-UHY, had to make an emergency landing in the Mexican city of Puerto Vallarta due to a technical failure. That landing resulted in a suspension of activities for the airline between November and December of that year.[9][10]
  • Another aircraft was suspended between October 2013 and January 2014 as a result of the demand made by Marco Aurelio Hernández, captain of the company, who denounced technical irregularities in the operation of the aircraft.[9]
  • On May 18, 2018, a Global Air Boeing 737-200 Adv., registration XA-UHZ, operating on lease as Cubana de Aviación Flight 972, crashed shortly after takeoff from José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. The crash killed 112 of the 113 people on board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Air Airline Profile | CAPA". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  2. ^ "Global Air Airline Profile | CAPA". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  3. ^ Weissenstein, Michael. "Company Behind Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of 2 Previous Performance Complaints". TIME.
  4. ^ "Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil Boletín Informativo" (in Spanish). 2018-05-21.
  5. ^ "La DGAC de México confirma suspensión de Aerolíneas Damojh - Huellas". Huellas (in Spanish). 2018-05-21. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  6. ^ "More than 100 killed in fiery Cuban airplane crash near Havana". miamiherald. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  7. ^ "Company Behind Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of 2 Previous Performance Complaints". Time. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  8. ^ "Muere Emiley Sánchez, una de las sobrevivientes del accidente aéreo en Cuba". CIBERCUBA (in Spanish). 2018-05-25.
  9. ^ a b "Mexican authorities suspend Global Air operations during investigation". Mexico News Today. 2018-05-22.
  10. ^ Hradecky, Simon (2010-11-05). "Accident: Global Air B732 at Puerto Vallarta on Nov 4th 2010, nose gear up landing".

External links[edit]

Media related to Global Air at Wikimedia Commons