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Fleet of day Société Anonyme Air Bleu

Fleet of day Société Anonyme Air Bleu
(1935-1937)
By: Rob Mulder
For: www.europeanairlines.no

Under the leadership of Beppo de Massini the Société Anonyme Air Bleu was founded in Paris on May 23, 1935 with a stock capital of 5 million French Francs. He became the manager director of the company and found Didier Daurat prepared to accept the function of Director of Exploitation. The reason for use of the company name Société Air Bleu was that airmail letters were on blue paper, popularly called les petits bleus (the small blue ones). The company operated with success a number of airmail services operated with an extensive fleet of Caudron C.630 Simoun. After the reconstruction 1937 the company also operated some Caudron C.444 and C.445M. In September 1940 the fleet was transferred to Air France SA and the company dissolved.

Fleet list of Société Anonyme Air Bleu (1935-1937)

Type Regn c/n In Fate
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRI 9/7011 .35 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRI
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRJ 10/7012 .35 .35 to C.633, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRJ
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRK 11/7013 .35 4.12.35 crashed
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRL 12/7014 .35 .35 to C.633, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRL
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRM 13/7015 .35 .35 to C.633, .36 to C.635, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRM
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRN 14/7016 .35 .35 to C.631, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRN
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRO 15/7017 .35 .35 to C.631, .36 to C.635, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRO
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRP 16/7018 .35 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRP
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRQ 17/7019 .35 .35 to C.633, 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRQ
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRR 18/7020 .35 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRR
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRS 19/7021 .35 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRS
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRT 20/7022 .35 6.37 to Air Bleu as F-ANRT

Fleet list of Société Anonyme Air Bleu (1937-1940)

Type Regn c/n In Fate
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRI 9/7011 .35 22.1.38 crashed
Caudron C.633 Simoun F-ANRJ 10/7012 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRJ
Caudron C.633 Simoun F-ANRL 12/7014 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRL
Caudron C.635 Simoun F-ANRM 13/7015 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRM
Caudron C.631 Simoun F-ANRN 14/7016 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRN
Caudron C.635 Simoun F-ANRO 15/7017 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRO
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRP 16/7018 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRP
Caudron C.633 Simoun F-ANRQ 17/7019 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRQ
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRR 18/7020 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRR
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRS 19/7021 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRS
Caudron C.630 Simoun F-ANRT 20/7022 6.37 9.40 to Air France SA as F-ANRT
Caudron C.444 Goéland F-AOMR 1960412 3.38 11.40 to L’Etat as F-AOMR (1)
Caudron C.445 Goéland F-AOYS 7350 3.38 4.9.40 to Air France SA as F-AOYS
Caudron C.445M Goéland F-AROV 9/40/8327 2.39 4.9.40 to Air France SA as F-AKID
Caudron C.445M Goéland F-ARQN 45/76/8363 16.5.39 17.11.40 to SCLAM Vichy as F-ARQN
Caudron C.445M Goéland F-ARTA 87/118/8405 11.39 Owned by L’Etat (1), 7.40 to L’Etat as F-ARTA

(1) L’Etat is the French word for State. It means that the aircraft was state-owned.

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