Empresa de Transporte Aéreo del Perú was formed in 1973 to takeover operations of SATCO, a Peruvian Army predecessor. The initial fleet consisted of three F28s originally delivered to SATCO which began service on the Lima-Cusco route in October.
OB-R1018 was originally PH-EXN which first flew on 18th May 1973 and was delivered to SATCO three days later.
The F28s were joined by a 727, F27s and a pair of DC-8s by 1975. The F28s continued to serve on domestic routes throughout the 80s with one being lost in 1988.
Aeromexico took a 70% shareholding in 1991 but the airline was not profitable and despite Delta taking a shareholding in 1998 it suspended all flights on March 10 1999. The two remaining F28s had both been broken up by 1998.
I like the F28 and it is good to see Aeroclassics rediscovering the mould recently with a bevy of Ansett and Canadian Fellowships. I assume they have sold better than the initial rather random eight made, which consist entirely of Indonesian, Peruvian and Argentinian examples (aside from one of TAT). As has been said many times there's plenty of scope for US and European examples (not that I mind a bit of exotica).
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