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Encyclopedia > Air Wisconsin
Air Wisconsin
IATA
ZW
ICAO
AWI
Callsign
AIR WISCONSIN
Founded 1965
Hubs Philadelphia International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Frequent flyer program Dividend Miles (US Airways Express)
Member lounge US Airways Club (US Airways Express)
Alliance Star Alliance (US Airways Express)
Fleet size 70
Destinations 70
Parent company Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation
Headquarters Appleton, Wisconsin
Key people Jim Rankin (President)
Website: http://www.airwis.com
An AWAC Canadair Regional Jet prepares to depart to Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago O'Hare.

Air Wisconsin is an airline based in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, or AWAC, is the largest privately held regional and commuter airline which operates regional jet flights as US Airways Express under contract to US Airways, serving around 70 US cities. Its headquarters base is Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, with hubs at Philadelphia International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Air Wisconsin also operates a large amount of flights out of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and LaGuardia Airport as US Airways Express.[1]. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... “PHL” redirects here. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Appleton can refer to: Appleton (music duo), a UK-based musical group with Canadian-born members. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Download high resolution version (1280x972, 293 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1280x972, 293 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Canadair Sabre (Golden Hawks aerobatic team) display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario Canadair was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of Milwaukee. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 Air France ERJ 145 A regional jet (RJ) is a small jet aircraft that is intended to fly passengers from point to point as efficiently as possible. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Outagamie County Regional Airport (IATA: ATW, ICAO: KATW) is a public airport located a few miles west of Appleton, Wisconsin. ... “PHL” redirects here. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ... Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a public, mid-size international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ...

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History

Historical Logo

The airline was established in 1965 and started operations on 23 August 1965. It was originally founded to connect Appleton, Wisconsin with Chicago. In 1985 it merged with Mississippi Valley Airlines and continued to operate under the Air Wisconsin name. In 1990 it acquired Denver based Aspen Airways and was itself bought by United Airlines a year later. Air Wisconsin pioneered the concept of code-sharing with United Express and rapidly became the nation's largest regional airline in the 1980s. United Airlines then sold Air Wisconsin to CJT Holdings in 1993. Air Wisconsin was then renamed Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation or AWAC because UAL retained the rights to the Air Wisconsin name and sold CJT Holdings the operating certificate. In February 1998 it acquired the assets of Mountain Air Express, allowing it to expand operations in the west[1]. It flew as a feeder for AirTran Airways under the name AirTran JetConnect, but this relationship was discontinued in July 2004. Even after significant concessionary givebacks by all unions, the management team was unable to secure a long term deal providing service for United Airlines. The company then sought other opportunities with US Airways. The company invested $175 Million into US Airways to gain routes on US Airways Express. United ended its contract with AWAC in April 2005, and the last flight under the United code operated on April 16, 2006. During the last 3 years AWAC has been unable to acquire any extra flying except for the transfer of its 70 regional jets from UAL to US Airways. This has been due to intense competition with other regional airlines for every RFP from the mainline carriers. AWAC now flies exclusively as US Airways Express, serving US Airways' customers from bases in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.. Air Wisconsin handles ground operations for United Express in 19 cities, the largest station being at Washington Dulles International Airport; as well as for Northwest Airlines at smaller cities throughout the Midwest. They employ 2,294 staff as of March 2007[1]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mississippi Valley Airlines was a regional air carrier based around the upper midwestern region of the United States. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Destinations

Below is a list of destinations served by Air Wisconsin. ...

Crew Bases

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Fleet

The Air Wisconsin fleet includes the following aircraft as of March 2007:[citation needed]

Air Wisconsin Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Canadair CRJ-200ER 4 50 Operated as: US Airways Express
Canadair CRJ-200LR 66 50 Operated as: US Airways Express

The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ...

Aircraft Maintenance

Air Wisconsin performs CRJ maintenance activities at the following locations: Milwaukee, WI (MKE) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Norfolk, VA (ORF)


Air Wisconsin also contracts aircraft maintenance with Bombardier Aerospace (RDU, DCA) and ExelTech Aerospace (YUL). Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group. ...


Incidents and accidents

Air Wisconsin Incidents and Accidents
Flight Date Aircraft Routing Location Description Injuries Probable Cause
Flight 671 June 29, 1972 DHC-6 Chicago, IL-
Sheboygan, WI-
Appleton, WI
near Appleton, WI While approaching Outagamie County Regional Airport, Flight 671 was involved in a midair collision over Lake Winnebago with North Central Airlines Flight 290 (Green Bay-Oshkosh-Milwaukee-Chicago; both planes crashed into the lake and sank 13 fatal
(8 on Flight 671)
(5 on Flight 290)
Pilot of Air Wisconsin flight failed to see and avoid other aircraft [2]
Flight 965
June 12, 1980 Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner Appleton, WI-
Minneapolis, MN-
Lincoln, NE
near Valley, NE The aircraft suffered a multiple engine failure after entering a thunderstorm. The amount of water ingested into the engine caused a power interruption and a loss of control; plane hit the ground in nose-down and right wing-down; plane skidded and ended inverted 13 fatal,
2 serious
Improper in-flight decisions by captain, complete failure of 2 engines [3]

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External links

  • Air Wisconsin
  • ARW Pilot Union Website

References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 69. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ NTSB Report

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