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Fleet list of Liniile Aeriene Romane Exploatate de Statul

Liniile Aeriene Romane Exploatate de Statul – LARES (1930-1937)
Liniile Aeriene Romane Exploatate cu Statul – LARES (1937-1945)

By: Rob Mulder
For: www.europeanairlines.no

We would like to receive information from the reader about the mistakes in this list.

 

Abbreviations:

b/u = Broken up
Canx = cancelled from the register
c/n = Constructor’s Number
dbr = Destroyed beyond repair
f.u. = Fate unknown
In = Date aircraft was taken in use / or registered
Regn = Registration

 

One of the largest airline companies in the Balkan prior to the Second World War was the Romanian airline company LARES. It was run by the State and started in 1930. In 1937 it absorbed the private airline company SARTA (owned by the French companies Potez and Gnome & Rhône) and was headed by Andrei Popovici.

 

Fleet list of Liniile Aeriene Romane Exploatate de Statul – LARES

(1930-1937)

Type Regn. New regn. c/n In Fate
Avia BH-25J CV-ANA YR-AAA 512 3.30 f.u.
Avia BH-25J CV-ADI YR-AAB 443 3.30 .36 wfu
Avia BH-25J CV-AVA YR-AAC 441 3.30 f.u.
Avia BH-25J CV-AUP YR-AAD ? 3.30 f.u.
Junkers F 13ke YR-ABB 2065 24.4.32 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-ABB
Junkers F 13ke YR-ABD 2066 27.4.32 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-ABD
Junkers F 13ge YR-AAE 2045 25.6.32 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-AAE
Junkers F 13 YR-AAF 800 25.6.32 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-AAF
Stinson Jr. Model S YR-GVB 8093 24.8.33 .34 to Prince G V Bibescu as YR-GVB
Potez 29-4 YR-AIX 1406 .34 .34 wfu
Potez 29-4 YR-AIZ 1412 .34 .34 wfu
Farman F 192 YR-ABU 12 5.5.34 to ARPA as YR-ABU
ICAR M 36 Comercial YR-ACS 117 1.9.35 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-ACS
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DRI 6330 17.9.36 2), 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-DRI
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DRA 6329 12.6.36 2), 29.4.37 crashed
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DRO 6331 21.9.36 2), 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-DRO
Potez 56-1 YR-OCB 4257 24.3.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-OCB
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEC 1093 18.6.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-LEC
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ABF 4016 25.6.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-ABF
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LED 1094 3.7.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-LED
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEA 1089 6.7.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-LEA
Potez 56-0 YR-NNA 3806 13.7.37 21.7.37 to LARES as YR-NNA
Potez 56-0 YR-NNB 3807 13.07.1937 217.37 to LARES as YR-NNB

Fleet list of Liniile Aeriene Romane Exploatate cu Statul – LARES

(1937-1945)

Type Regn. Name c/n In Fate
ICAR M 36 Comercial YR-ACS 117 21.7.37 6.40 wfu
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DRI 6330 21.7.37 .40 wfu
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DRO 6331 21.7.37 <1.8.40 detached to Popesti-Leordeni
Junkers F 13ke YR-ABB 2065 21.7.37 > 6.40 wfu
Junkers F 13ke YR-ABD 2066 21.7.37 > 7.40 wfu
Junkers F 13ge YR-AAE 2045 21.7.37 > 6.40 wfu
Junkers F 13 YR-AAF 800 21.7.37 < 6.40 wfu
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ABF 4016 21.7.37 23.5.40 crashed
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEC 1093 21.7.37 .56 canx
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LED 1094 21.7.37 f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEA 1089 21.7.37 f.u.
Potez 56-0 YR-NNA 3806 21.7.37 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-0 YR-NNB 3807 21.7.37 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-OCB 4257 21.7.37 < 6.40 wfu
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEB 1090 22.7.37 .53 canx
Potez 56-0 YR-OCA 3959 29.7.37 6.40 wfu
Douglas DC-3G2-227 YR-PAF 1986 8.9.37 23.8.40 crashed, .59 wfu
Douglas DC-3G2-227 YR-PIF 1985 8.9.37 19.6.41 crashed 3)
Potez 56-0 YR-NNC 3808 10.37 f.u.
De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly YR-FLY 7547 1.10.37 10.45 canx
De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly YR-FLO 7548 1.10.37 9.44 wfu
De Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly YR-FLU 7549 23.10.37 .40 wfu
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEG 1121 11.03.38 f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEF 1120 04.38 f.u.
Potez 56-1 YR-AFF 4382 27.4.38 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-AFH 4384 2.5.38 > 6.40 wfu
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-LEE 1119 15.5.38 .53 canx
Potez 56-1 YR-AFG 4383 17.5.38 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-AFI 4385 20.7.38 > 6.40 wfu
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide YR-DNC 6338 27.7.38 17.7.42 written off  1)
Savoia Marchetti SM.83 YR-SAC 34006 3.9.38 6.40 to Romanian Air Force
Lockheed L-14G3B Super Electra YR-LIB 1463 19.9.38 f.u.
Lockheed L-14G3B Super Electra YR-LID 1464 22.9.38 .53 canx
Savoia Marchetti SM.83 YR-SAE 34008 25.9.38 6.40 to Romanian Air Force
Lockheed L-14G3B Super Electra YR-LIR 1465 27.9.38 f.u.
Savoia Marchetti SM.83 YR-SAK ? 28.9.38 29.4.43 canx
Lockheed L-14G3B Super Electra YR-LIS 1466 20.9.38 18.6.41 crashed
Potez 56-1 YR-AFJ 4386 25.10.38 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-AFK 4387 5.3.39 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-AFL 4388 5.3.39 > 6.40 wfu
Potez 56-1 YR-AFM 4839 5.3.39 > 6.40 wfu
Savoia Marchetti SM.83 YR-SAD 34007 28.6.38 6.40 to Romanian Air Force
Douglas DC-3 YR-PAF 23.8.40
Douglas DC-3 YR-RIF 19.6.41 crashed
Douglas DC-2-115F YR-GAD 1378 25.10.41 2), ex LOT SP-ASL, f.u.
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ALK 5588 29.4.42 ex LOT SP-AKX, f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-BGE 1085 17.6.42 ex LOT SP-BGE, f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-BGF 1086 17.6.42 ex LOT SP-BGF, .53 canx
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-BGH 1088 12.8.42 ex LOT SP-BGH, f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-AYC 1047 16.4.43 ex LOT SP-AYC, f.u.
Lockheed L-10A Electra YR-BGG 1087 16.4.43 ex LOT SP-BGG, .53 canx
Lockheed L-14H Super Electra YR-BPL 1493 16.4.43 .53 canx
Lockheed L-14H Super Electra YR-BNH 1423 12.8.43 ex LOT SP-BNH, .53 canx
Potez 62 YR-NQM 4026/7 10.3.44 Crashed
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ALM 131407 12.7.44 to AVSAP as YR-ALM
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ALL 131406 14.7.44 f.u.
Junkers Ju-52/3m YR-ALO 131408 17.11.44. to AVSAP as YR-ALO

Notes:

1) Date could also be 6.42. Conflicting information.

2) Registered on SSA = Air Undersecretariat of State. Used by LARES.

3) Also date of crash mentioned as 23.8.40

© Rob Mulder, January 2004, www.europeanairlines.no

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