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Toll Aviation Airlines

 

History

The airline was started in 1989 as merchandise charter company Jetcraft Aviation, operating started in Australian state with 2 Mitsubishi MU-2Gs and a Fairchild SA226-TC metro system II. Within the next 2 years the railway system fleet was step by step designed up and also the MU-2s withdrawn.

The corporation additionally activated partner Aerostar 601P from Mackay and 2 Beechcraft B58 Barons from Archerfield flying field in Brisbane. Associate IAI WW24 Westwind was chartered to control a Wards specific freight contract with jetCraft pilots between Darwin, in 1992 the airlines also established halfway through Alice Springs and Melbourne.

By 1993 the fleet consisted of 1 Westwind, 3 railway system IIs and 3 SA227-AC railway system IIIs, associate Aerostar and 2 Barons. On 16th Gregorian calendar month in that year Jetcraft suffered its 1st craft loss in a very non-fatal landing accident to a metro system II at Mackay flying field. Later year toll aviation airlines founded its Bankstown hub.

In 1994 a Piper Navajo and D55 Baron were accessorial to the Archerfield fleet. A third SA226 accessorial was attached to the fleet on the evening of 9th March 1994, this craft was destroyed once it knock a mountain in a middle of Armidale and Tamworth, whereas on its daily scheduled freight run from Bankstown to northern New South Wales.

The pilot was the sole person on board. DE Havilland Canada Dash seven in 1995 was presented to the fleet to deal a fly-in fly-out contract, transporting mine staff between Cairns International flying field and Kidston, a little community between Cairns and Julia Creek within the Australian state outback.

Jetcraft accessorial the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan to its fleet in 2005 and trained a significant jump in capability and capacity in 2007, by the start of the ATR42 into its fleet. The 2 ATRs and its Caravans were coated within the paints of Toll Priority, a successor company to Security specific on behalf of that Jetcraft functioned most of its fleet.

On 12th Dec 2007 Jetcraft was placed in Administration as a result of monetary issues partially, which caused by the sudden grounding of 2 of its craft and an extended running dispute with its major client.

The company was then developed by Toll Holdings its important clients and changed name to Toll Aviation in mid-2008 by continuing its operations with a compact fleet.

Hub

  • Brisbane Airport
  • Bankstown Airport

Fleet

  • 2 ATR 42-300
  • 3 Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23
  • 5 Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
  • 1 Fairchild SA227-AT Expediter
  • 1 Fairchild SA227-AT Merlin IVC

Milestones

  • 2001 - Merger/acquisition of Finemore Holdings
  • 2002 - Joint venture to create Pacific National , Acquisition of Brambles Shipping, Acquisition of Mayne Express
  • 2003 - Expansion into New Zealand with acquisition of Tranz Rail
  • 2006 - Expansion into Asia with acquisition of SembCorp Logistics, Takeover of Patrick Corporation
  • 2007 - Group restructure and de-merger of Asciano Limited
  • 2008 - Creation of Toll Global Forwarding with acquisition of BALtrans Holdings, Sale of New Zealand rail operations
  • 2009 - Acquisition of Perkins Shipping
  • 2010 - Entry into the United States of America with acquisition of Summit Logistics International. The company is structured into six divisions representing areas of specialization
  • 2011 - Paul Little, AO retires from Toll after 26 years as Managing Director
  • 2012 - Brian Kruger takes over the role as Managing Director on 1 January
  • 2013 - Toll celebrates 125 years of being in business
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