417347jet

Faucett Peru – Boeing 737 abandoned at Lima International

Serial number 19769 LN:194
Type 737-112
First flight date 25/07/1969
Last Registration: OB-1288

Elmer J. Faucett with a group of Peruvian business men joined to found in 1928 the first commercial airline in Peru and one of the oldest in Latin America. Flights were made from Lima to Talara to the north, and Arequipa to the south with Stinson Detroiter F-19 aircraft. Faucett merged with Aerovias del Peru in 1938. Following World War Two Faucett re-equipped with Douglas DC-3 and Douglas DC-4 transports. By 1960 the Douglas DC-6 had been put into service too.

The jet age started in 1968 with the addition to the fleet of Boeing 727’s. In 1971 the airline purchased BAC One-Eleven jets. Douglas DC-8-62 jets flew to Miami as the only international service that the airline operated. Cargo work had been taken on more as the fleet aged. The biggest shareholder of the airline was Aeronaves del Peru, a cargo-only carrier.

The airline was declared bankrupt and ceased operations on November 15, 1999.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *