Tag Archives: Robert Collazo

Blue Bird Airways to acquire its first aircraft

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

Blue Bird 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.

Blue Bird Airways (Greece) aircraft photo gallery:

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.

Avianca is adding “90 Anos” to its aircraft in celebration of 90 years of flying

Avianca (Bogota) is adding “90 Anos” (90 Years) stickers to its aircraft to celebrate 90 years of flying.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Airbus A330-243 N973AV (msn 1073) prepares to touch down at Miami.

Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

American Airlines introduces its first Boeing 757 Oneworld logojet


Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Boeing 757-223 N174AA (msn 31308) made its first visit in the new scheme to the Miami hub.

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has now introduced its first Boeing 757 in the colors of the Oneworld Alliance.


Vision Airlines adds Blended Winglets to 737-8Q8 N781VA


Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. N781VA sits on the ramp at Miami.

Vision Airlines (North Las Vegas) has added Aviation Partners Blended Winglets to its first Boeing 737-800. Ex-Sterling 737-8Q8 N781VA (msn 28214, ex OY-SEB) was leased on March 25, 2009. It is now based at Miami for the Cuban charter program.