Flying-tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36 Posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 866 times:
Can anyone tell me something about aviation in Chile? I´m especially looki g on LAN Chile´s BAe146, when they were flown and how many they operated. Other info about carriers in Chile like Avant and their fleet plans are most welcome, too.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 820 times:
Lan Chile used to operate two Bae 146 on domestic routes in early 1990´s, mainly on the southern part of Chile like Temuco, Puerto Montt, etc. One of them suffered a serious incident in Puerto Williams carrying American tourist about to board a cruise to the Chilean fiords, but don´t remember which year it was. The aircraft were returned apparently due to high maintenance costs and Lan´s decision to concentrate on B737´s.
Avant: on an interview with its president on Avion Revue magazine, he told the airline is closely analysing to replace their B737-200 (they operate 8 plus one 727-200) with B737-700´s.