Aeronaves TSM
IATA ICAO Callsign
- VTM AERONAVES TSM
Founded1995
Commenced operations1995
HubsSaltillo Airport
Fleet size62
HeadquartersSaltillo, Mexico
Websitewww.aeronavestsm.com

Aeronaves TSM is an airline company based in Saltillo, Mexico. The company was founded in 1995, and operates both chartered flights and cargo flights. Their aircraft are used for cargo operations and are operated for DHL Aviation. Aeronaves TSM also provides flight training and ground school. Aeronaves TSM averages about 10,000 charter operations every year. The average fleet age of the airline is about 36 years. Also, Aeronaves TSM averages about 30 flights per day.

Fleet

As of October 2021, the Aeronaves TSM fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][2]

Aeronaves TSM fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Notes
Boeing 737-400F 0 5
Bombardier CRJ-100F 3 0
Bombardier CRJ-200F 6 8
Convair CV-640 2 0
Douglas DC-9-15F 3 2
Douglas DC-9-30F 8 1
Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner 25 0
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 4 3
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 11 0
Total 62 19

Accidents and incidents

On June 2, 2015, an Aeronaves TSM Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II with the registration of XA-UKP was on a post-maintenance test flight from Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO). After reaching 9,000 feet of altitude, the crew most likely lost control of the aircraft and crashed in Highway 57. The probable cause of the loss of control is still undetermined.

On January 18, 2014, Aeronaves TSM McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC with registration XA-UQM was significantly damaged at Saltillo Airport. It touched down on the last third of the runway and the nose gear collapsed. The probable cause was the crew not seeing the runway properly due to dense fog, so they touched down hard and braked too much resulting in landing gear collapsing.

On June 2, 2017, an Aeronaves TSM Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III with registration XA-UAJ, crash landed at Tampico International Airport, Mexico, due to aircraft fuel exhaustion. The aircraft departed Saltillo Airport at 21:27 on a non-scheduled cargo flight to Puebla, Mexico, carrying approximately 550 kg of cargo. Before departure, the plane needed about 2000 lb of fuel. However, the flight took off without having been properly refueled with just 700 lb of fuel. At 22:27 hours the flight declared an emergency to the Mexico City ACC controller. The crew decided to divert to Tampico. They crash landed 850 meters from the start of the runway with both crew injured.

References

  1. ^ "AEI Announces Order for Two MD-83SF Freighter Conversions for Aeronaves TSM" (PDF). Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. February 2020. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Fleet". Aeronaves TSM. Retrieved October 17, 2021.