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.


The Aeronaves TSM fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of June 2020):[1][2]

Aeronaves TSM fleet
Aircraft In
Bombardier CRJ200ER 7
Cessna Citation II 4
Convair CV-640 4
Hawker 700 1
Douglas DC-9-15F 2
Douglas DC-9-30F 6
Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner 25
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 12
Total 61

Accidents and incidents

  • On the 24 of May, 2018, an Aeronaves TSM Fairchild Swearingen Metro III with the registration of XA-UPP departing from Plan de Guadalupe International Airport attempted to takeoff but fell victim to a runway excursion. The right hand main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft stopped approximately 600 m past the start of the runway.

  • 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 and took off from Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO) on runway 09 at 14:21 hours local time. It was cleared to climb to 12,500 feet towards an area to the west of the airfield. After reaching 9,000 feet, the crew most likely lost control of the aircraft, and they slammed into Highway 57. The probable cause of the crash was loss of control, but it is still undetermined why control was lost.

  • On January 18, 2014, an Aeronaves TSM McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC with the registration of XA-UQM was significantly damaged after touching down at Saltillo Airport. The airplane took of from Managua, Nicaragua and operated on a non-scheduled cargo flight to Saltillo via Tapachula, Mexico. he flight landed at Tapachula at 00:25 hours local time. An IFR flight plan was then filed for Saltillo, with Monterrey as an alternate airport. The crew forgot to account for Monterrey's main runway being closed that night as per Notam. The flight departed from Tapachula at 01:40. The flight proceeded normally until the crew attempted to perform an ILS/DME approach to runway 17. At 04:05 the flight was cleared to land by the controller. One minute later, the pilot reported going around. He said they would attempt to land at Monterrey, but because the runway was closed, they could not. At 4:15, the crew continued the approach into Satillo as planned. They then touched down on the last third of the runway due to fog, and the nose gear collapsed.The probable cause was dense fog and the crew could not see the runway properly, so they touched down to hard and braked to much resulting in the landing gear collapsing.

  • On June 2, 2017, an Aeronaves TSM Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III with the registration of XA-UAJ, needed to land Tampico International Airport, Mexico, because the aircraft had run out of fuel. The aircraft departed Saltillo Airport at 21:27 on a non-scheduled cargo flight to Puebla, Mexico, carrying a total of approximately 550 kgs of cargo. Before departure, the plane needed about 2000 lbs of fuel. However, the flight took off without having been refueled and with just 700 lbs of fuel. At 22:27 hours the flight declared a fuel emergency to the Mexico City ACC controller. The crew decided to divert to Tampico. They attempted to land, but ran out of fuel 850 meters from the start of the runway. They attempted to land, but ran out of fuel 850 meters from the start of the runway.


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