Ryan International Airlines (Rockford) yesterday (January 11) reversed its bankruptcy reorganization path from reorganization (Chapter 11) to liquidation (Chapter 7). The charter airline suddenly shut down and laid off all of its employees. The airline is still talking with prospective investors but it is a long shot for the airline to restart operations.
The airline went into Chapter 11 reorganization in March 2012. Previously the company was established by Ron Ryan in Wichita, KS and started operations on March 3, 1973 as Ryan Aviation. In 2005 the company was sold to the Rubloff Development Group which moved the company to Rockford (near Chicago) in 2006.
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Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-2G5 N929RD (msn 23929) at Miami displays the 2004 livery of the company.
Ryan International Airlines (Rockford) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization according to this report by WREX Channel 13 although the company has not yet issued a statement. The charter company continues to operate. The airline has been hit hard by a decline in military charters.
Ryan International Airlines (Rockford) has become a new Airbus operator. The pictured Airbus A330-343X N771RD (msn 1231, ex G-VINE) was leased from Virgin Atlantic Airways on November 23, 2011. The jetliner is operating in an all-white condition with a simple “Ryan” title on the forward fuselage and logo on the tail and the engines.
The airliner has been operating subservices for other carriers, military contract flying, college football bowl charter flights and other charter flights.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Airbus A330-343X N771RD (msn 1231) lands at Baltimore/Washington from Sanford on February 13, 2012.