Friday, 30 March 2018

Two aircraft damaged during engine run test

An ATR 72-600 (XA-UYY) of Aeromar was doing engine test runs at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) when the aircraft jumped the chocks. It continued taxiing until the right hand engine impacted the rear fuselage of an another Aeromar ATR 42-500 (XA-UAV). The tail cone and rudder of  UAV sustained substantial damage.

Aircraft 1 Information
Aircraft: ATR 72-600 (72-212A)
Operator: Aeromar
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M
Flight Number: 
Registration: XA-UYY
Serial Number: 1428
First Flew: 16th May 2017
Age: 9 Months
Test Registration: F-WWEX

Aircraft 2 Information
Aircraft: ATR 42-500 
Operator: Aeromar
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E
Flight Number: 
Registration: XA-UAV
Serial Number: 476
First Flew: 8th November 1995
Age: 22 Yrs - 5 Months 
Test Registration: F-WWLX

Transportes Aeromar operating as Aeromar, is an airline based in Hangar 7 of Zone D of the General Aviation Terminal at Mexico City International Airport in Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City, Mexico. Aeromar operates scheduled domestic services in Mexico and international services to the United States. Its main base is Mexico City International Airport.
Aeromar was established on 29 January 1987 and started operations on 5 November 1987 as Transportes Aeromar. It is owned by Grupo Aeromar and had 864 employees in July 2010.  On 1st April 2010, Aeromar signed a commercial alliance with Continental Airlines. Aeromar then announced it would lease two Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. These twin jet aircraft were subsequently removed from the airline's fleet. On August 30, 2010, Aeromar and Continental Airlines announced a frequent flyer partnership that allowed each carrier's passengers to earn and redeem miles on either airline. In addition, Continental international first- and business class passengers, Presidents Club members and Star Alliance Gold customers were able to access Aeromar's Salon Diamante lounge in Mexico City at that time.

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