Nicely engraved specimen stock certificate from Florida West Airlines, Inc. dating back to the late 1900's. This document, which carries the printed signature of the company President and Treasurer/Secretary, was printed by the Columbia Financial Printing Company and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).
This certificate features an underprint of the company logo.
This airline was established in 1981 and was reorganized as a Delaware entity in 1988. The company was a cargo airline based at Miami International Airport. It operated scheduled and charter services worldwide, with its main markets in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.
Following entry into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 1994, its assets and subsidiaries, were sold to Florida West International Airways in August 1995. Operations restarted on March 12, 1996. In December 2000, LAN Airlines acquired a 25% stake in the airline, which had 66 employees.
On April 7, 2016, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired Florida West International Airways.
In March 2017 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWH) shut down Florida West International Airways and cancelled the cargo carrier's certificates of authority.
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