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JARO International, SA. - (JT/MDJ)

Bucharest-Băneasa

This company obtained two Series 528FLs from British Airways plc in early October 1993. Apart from operating charter flights and a short lived scheduled service with the One-Elevens from its home base at Bucharest-Băneasa to Gatwick from December 1996 in its own name, JARO leased its aircraft out to operators in Eritrea, Kazakhstan and Macedonia. These airlines were Red Sea Air, Astanair and Palair Macedonian Airways. The airline was declared bankrupt in September 2001.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-JBA

234

528FL

05Oct93

Sep01

Scrapped Băneasa

YR-JBB

238

528FL

04Oct93

Sep01

Scrapped Băneasa

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

YR-JBA - Traian Vuia

YR-JBB - Aurel Vlaicu

 

Jetline, Inc. - ( )

Bucharest-Băneasa

This organisation operated on behalf of the Community of Sahel-Sahara operating corporate flights throughout Africa and the Middle East. Its first two aircraft were Series 401AKs which were taken on in June and December 2001. In March 2003 a Srs.492GM was added while the company’s first Stage 3 hush-kitted aircraft, a further Series 401AK was added in December of the same year enabling operations to be extended into Europe. All aircraft were operated in VVIP configurations. Although headquartered in Dubai, the centre of operations was located at Bucharest-Băneasa. From approximately May 2005 the company was renamed JetEX Express Flight Support with the operational side trading as MIA Airlines S.R.L. (see below).

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

P4-CBH

088

401AK

22Jun01

May05

 

VP-CJL

086

401AK

Dec03

May05

To YR-CJL

VP-CLM

072

401AK

15Aug03

---

Spares use only - b/u 06

P4-JLB

260

492GM

26Mar03

May05

To HR-ATS

3C-QRF

061

401AK

Dec01

13Dec04

Scrapped Baneasa

 

LAR – Liniile Aeriene Romane. - (QR/RMV)

Bucharest-Otopeni

LAR, the charter subsidiary of TAROM, obtained four Series 424EUs from the parent company beginning in December 1975 and also utilised at least one of their Series 561RCs by August 1990.  They were operated on charter services throughout Europe.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-BCC

167

424EU

15Dec75

Apr89

To GAS A/L 5N-AVX

YR-BCD

159

424EU

15Dec75

Nov89

To GAS A/L 5N-AXV

YR-BCE

165

424EU

89

???

Scrapped

YR-BCF

168

424EU

Apr76

May91

To Okada Air 5N-OKA

YR-BRE

405

561RC

Aug90

Feb91

To Romavia

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

YR-BCC - Bacau

YR-BCF - Arad

 

MIA Airlines, S.R.L. - (JLA)

Bucharest-Băneasa

Formed in early 2005 out of Jetline Inc, this new operator took over a Series 488GH, a Series 492GM and two Series 401AKs all of which were VVIP configured.  One of the last aircraft was Stage 3 hush-kitted and as such, suitable for operations in Europe.  A third Series 401AK was also taken on for spares use only with a fourth purchased for spares use only in March 2006.  Jet Technics, which was responsible for the maintenance of this company’s aircraft, set about a programme to Stage 3 hush-kit the Series 475 One-Elevens utilising the Quiet Technologies programme already approved on the Series 400 aircraft.  The first such conversion was carried out on c/n 260 and first flew as such on 15th June 2005 before being approved by the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority.  Since that time the company’s second Series 475 aircraft was similarly converted enabling operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa leading to the withdrawal from service of the only non hush-kitted aircraft in the fleet in July 2006.  The single Stage 3 hush-kitted Series 401AK that was operational was transferred to the Mali register in April 2007 for operation on behalf of the Mali Government but was still maintained at Băneasa.  It was joined by YR-MIA which was re-registered as TZ-BSA and YR-HRS which became TZ-BSC.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

P4-CBH

088

401AK

May05

03Jul06

Scrapped Băneasa

VP-CCG

081

401AK

07Mar06

---

Spares use only

VP-CLM

072

401AK

May05

---

Spares use only

YR-CJL

086

401AK

May05

11Apr07

To TZ-BSB

G-MAAH

259

488GH

31Jan06

23Mar06

 

YR-HRS

259

488GH

23Mar06

10Jun09

To TZ-BSC

YR-MIA

260

492GM

03Aug05

Jun08

To TZ-BSA

HR-ATS

260

492GM

15Jun05

03Aug05

 

P4-JLB

260

492GM

May05

15Jun05

 

 

 ROMAVIA, R.A. - (WQ/RMV)

Bucharest-Otopeni

ROMAVIA is a state owned company that came into existence on 3rd April 1991 and has operated three Series 561RC One-Elevens, two of which came from TAROM while the third came direct from Romaero.  The company operated a once weekly scheduled service with the type between Bucharest-Otopeni and Casablanca via Malta starting in the summer of 1997.  The company has specialised in operating its aircraft for other carriers with two aircraft leased to Citylink Airways of India from November 1992 to October 1993, two aircraft to Aero Asia of Pakistan from March 1994 and November 1994 for an unknown period, two aircraft to Air Memphis of Egypt in early 2000 and one aircraft to Aerotrans of Cyprus from March to August 2002.  One of the aircraft was operated in a VIP configuration for government charter flights while the other had been noted carrying out trooping flights to Iraq.  The last aircraft was retired by the end of September 2009.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-BRE

405

561RC

03Apr91

23Sep09

Stored Otopeni

YR-BRH

408

561RC

??

14Nov01

Scrapped Otopeni Feb09

YR-BRI

409

561RC

Feb92

27Feb08

Stored Otopeni

 

 TAROM – Transporturile Aeriene Romaine. - (RO/ROT)

Bucharest-Otopeni

TAROM ordered six new Series 424EUs on the 26th February 1968.  These were delivered in an 84 seat single class configuration between June 1968 and December 1969 while a Series 409AY was leased from the manufacturer from May to August 1969.  Two used aircraft were obtained in June and August 1972, these being a Series 401AK and a Series 402AP.  The airline later ordered five new Series 525FTs with delivery between March and August 1977.  Later two further Series 525FTs were added in June 1981 and March 1982.  Following completion of a deal to transfer production of the One-Eleven from Hurn to Bucharest-Băneasa, further Romaero built Series 561RCs were added to the fleet.  A new pure freighter Series 487GK was bought from BAe with delivery in late July 1981.  This was initially used by TAROM to transfer components for the new production line from Hurn to Băneasa.  The first of the Romanian built aeroplanes was delivered in late December 1982 with the last of eight aircraft that were accepted arriving in March 1989.  The aircraft were used on an extensive network of scheduled services throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa together with charter work.  Points served in Europe on a scheduled basis included Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin (Schönefeld), Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Larnaca, London (Heathrow and Stansted), Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa), Moscow, Paris (Orly and Charles de Gaulle), Prague, Rome, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw and Zürich.  In the Middle East Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Kuwait and Tel Aviv were served while Algiers and Tripoli were served in North Africa.  The company also leased its One-Elevens to numerous carriers in Europe and Africa.  The pure freighter Series 487GK was leased to Anglo Cargo from March 1986 until it ceased trading in January 1992 and reportedly to GAS Airlines of Nigeria soon after this and finally to Chrome Air of Nigeria from April 1999 to July 2002.  Four of the Series 400 aircraft were transferred to LAR, TAROM’s separate charter arm, together with one of the Series 561RCs.  Series 500s were leased to Ryanair in Eire, Adria Airways, Inex Adria, Air Alfa and JAT in Yugoslavia and to Anadolu Hava Yollari, Istanbul Hava Yollari and Marmara Hava Yollari Airlines in Turkey.  The company also leased aircraft to British Island Airways, Dan-Air Services and London European Airways in the United Kingdom, to Aero Asia in Pakistan, to Lauda Air in Austria and to GAS Airlines in Nigeria.  One Series 500 was still operating schedules with TAROM in late March 2000 but it is believed the type was finally withdrawn soon after this.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-BCA

130

424EU

14Jun68

07Dec70

W/O Constanta

YR-BCB

156

424EU

17Dec68

88

Scrapped

YR-BCC

167

424EU

03Jul69

Apr89

To GAS A/L 5N-AVX

YR-BCD

159

424EU

30Jul69

Nov89

To GAS A/L 5N-AXV

YR-BCE

165

424EU

23Nov69

???

Scrapped

YR-BCF

168

424EU

13Dec69

May91

To Okada Air 5N-OKA

YR-BCG

077

401AK

20Jun72

???

Scrapped

YR-BCH

161

402AP

11Aug72

???

Scrapped

YR-BCP

162

409AY

09May69

04Aug69

Lsd from BAC

YR-BCI

252

525FT

21Mar77

26Jul00

To Albarka Air 5N-BBU

YR-BCJ

253

525FT

04Apr77

29Apr06

To Trast Aero EX-086

YR-BCK

254

525FT

14May77

24Jan00

To EAS A/L 5N-ESE

YR-BCL

255

525FT

09Jul77

Apr99

To Chrome Air 5N-UJC

YR-BCM

256

525FT

25Aug77

07Jun97

W/O Stockholm

YR-BCN

266

525FT

16Jun81

Jul01

To EAS A/L 5N-ESF

YR-BCO

272

525FT

12Mar82

30Dec95

W/O Istanbul

YR-BCR

267

487GK

28Jul81

Apr99

To Chrome Air 5N-SEO

YR-BRA

401

561RC

24Dec82

04May93

To Aero Asia AP-BFC

YR-BRB

402

561RC

Jul83

Mar99

To EAS A/L 5N-ESD

YR-BRC

403

561RC

Aug84

07Sep06

To Trast Aero EX-103

YR-BRD

404

561RC

Feb86

30Apr93

To Aero Asia AP-BFD

YR-BRE

405

561RC

Mar86

03Apr91

Not operated by Tarom

YR-BRF

406

561RC

87

17Jul93

To Aero Asia AP-BFE

YR-BRG

407

561RC

88

08Jan94

To Aero Asia AP-BFF

YR-BRH
408
561RC
Mar89
03Apr91
Not operated by Tarom

YR-BRI

409

561RC

???

28Feb92

Possibly not operated

 

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