Tag Archives: Robert Collazo

Bluebird Airways to acquire its first aircraft

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

Bluebird Airways (Heraklion) is getting ready to take delivery of its first aircraft. Established in 2008 the charter airline has been wet leasing aircraft from SkyExpress.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Ex-Vision Airlines Boeing 737-4Q8 N744VA (msn 24704) is being prepared at Miami for the upcoming delivery.

SP Cargo Air is a new Brazilian cargo operator

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. 727-2Q9F N740DH (msn 21930) gets another life. It is pictured at Opa-locka (near Miami) after repainting.

SP Cargo Air (Sao Paulo) is a new cargo operator in Brazil. The new airline is getting ready to acquire ex-AStar Boeing 727-2Q9F N740DH (msn 21930).

ConViasa suspends operations until October 1

ConViasa (Caracas) suspended all operations from Friday (September 17) until October 1 to review safety procedures after the recent crash and another emergency situation.

Read the full report from the WSJ:


Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Now retired, de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 YV1003 (msn 103) was the start-up aircraft type on November 28, 2004. It is pictured at Opa-locka Airport near Miami.

AeroSur is now operating “Skarko” on the Santa Cruz-Miami route

AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz) has now placed it recently-painted Boeing 767-284 ER CP-2659 (msn 24742) “Sharko” on the Santa Cruz-Miami route.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. CP-2659 prepares to land on runway 9 at MIA.

Oxygene Afrique to serve Africa from Paris

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

Oxygene Afrique (Oxygene Airways) (Paris) is a new French airline planning to serve Africa. The start-up carrier has applied to the DGCA for authority to operate passenger flights to the continent.

The new company initially would fly to Bamako and Dakar with two Boeing 767-300s. Cotonou (Benin), Luanda (Angola) and Brazzaville (Congo) are also targeted in the second phase of expansion, if approved.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. The first aircraft has already been painted at Miami. Ex-Flyglobespan Boeing 767-319 ER N381LF (msn 29388) will be leased from ILFC.

AmeriJet’s first Boeing 767-200 freighter is now painted and ready to fly

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Ex-ABX Air/Delta Boeing 767-232 (F) N741AX (msn 22215) is pictured at Miami being fueled and prepared for its first flight for AmeriJet International.

Amerijet International (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Miami) as we previously reported took delivery of its first of two Boeing 767-200 wide-body freighters from Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG). The second leased freighter is scheduled to be delivered to Amerijet this spring.  Amerijet signed a seven year agreement with CAM to dry-lease a total of five Boeing 767-200 freighters. The first has now been painted in full colors and is ready to fly.

TAB Cargo introduces a new livery

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (F) CP-2555 (msn 46937, ex N833LA) lands on runway 9 at Miami International Airport in the new look.

TAB Cargo – Transportes Aereos Bolivianos (La Paz) in late 2009 introduced this new color scheme.