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 ADC Airlines (Aviation Development Company Limited).- (Z7/ADK)

Lagos

ADC obtained two Series 203AEs and one Series 414EG from Guinness Peat Aviation with one delivered in December 1990 and two in April 1991.  Schedules were flown from Lagos to Abuja, Calabar, Kaduna and Port Harcourt together with charter work both domestically and to Conakry in Guinea.  One of the Series 203AEs was withdrawn in October 1994.  The overhaul of the Series 414EG was abandoned after the company’s only other One-Eleven was written off on 29th July 1997, so ending the company’s association with the type.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-AYY

043

203AE

16Dec90

15Oct94

Scrapped Southend

5N-BAA

041

203AE

27Apr91

29Jul97

W/O Calabar

5N-BAB

127

414EG

11Apr91

08May97

Scrapped Hurn Aug00

 

Name used on aircraft:-

5N-AYY - The Magnificat

 

Albarka Air Services, Ltd. - (AA & F4/NBK)

Abuja

Albarka Air Services took delivery of two former British World Series 500s in February 2000.  These were a Series 518FG and a Series 520FN and were joined by a Series 525FT in July 2000.  Schedules, which were inaugurated on 23rd March 2000, were flown from Maiduguri to Lagos via Kano or Yola and from Lagos to Port Harcourt.  Sokoto was an added destination from 11th August 2000.  An executively configured Series 401AK was obtained in February 2000 for charter work.  The fleet was grounded on 9th May 2002 by the Nigerian CAA.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-MBM

068

401AK

18Feb00

27Mar02

W/O and stored Abuja

5N-BBP

202

518FG

24Feb00

09May02

Scrapped Malta

5N-BBQ

230

520FN

16Feb00

09May02

Scrapped Malta

5N-BBU

252

525FT

26Jul00

09May02

Stored Abuja

 

Argonaut Airlines.

This airline was due to take delivery of a Series 215AU in October 1995 but this failed to happen.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-???

097

215AU

---

---

Never operated

 

Chanchangi Airlines, Ltd. - (3U & 5B/NCH)

Kaduna

This airline took delivery of two former European Aircharter Series 510EDs in December 2000 to operate on its domestic schedules within Nigeria. The aircraft were fitted with 68 business class and 8 tourist class seats in a two-aisle-two layout. The aircraft were used on routes from Lagos to Calabar, Kaduna and Port Harcourt until the Nigerian One-Eleven fleets were grounded by their CAA on 9th May 2002. Amazingly, after several years in storage, 5N-BCG was ferried from Kaduna to Bishkek on the 4th March 2008 after the airframe had been sold to Trast Aero.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-BCG

141

510ED

07Dec00

09May02

Sold as EX-215

5N-BCH

140

510ED

29Dec00

09May02

Scrapped Lagos

 

Chrome Air Services, Ltd. - (CHO)

Lagos

Chrome Air Services obtained a Series 487GK pure freighter and a Series 525FT passenger aircraft in April and March 1999 respectively. The aircraft were used for ad hoc charter work. The type was withdrawn on 9th May 2002 after it had been grounded by the Nigerian CAA. It has been reported that the Series 500 was later flown as a pure freighter early in 2003 while the Series 487GK was returned to Bucharest Otopeni in July 2002.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-SEO

267

487GK

Apr99

11Jul02

Stored Bucharest OTP

5N-UJC

255

525FT

Apr99

09May02

Scrapped Lagos

 

Comet Airlines, Ltd.

This company was due to take delivery of a Series 525FT from TAROM late in 2000 but nothing further was heard of this carrier. Although painted in the company’s colours the aircraft remained in store at Bucharest-Otopeni.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-???

253

525FT

---

---

 

 

EAS Airlines (Executive Airline Services, Ltd). - (EXW)

Lagos

EAS purchased two Series 501EXs in late September 1998, the first of which was delivered in early October 1998 and the second in early January 1999.  In March 1999 a Series 561RC was obtained from TAROM while two Series 525FTs were obtained from the same source in January 2000 and in July 2001.  The aircraft were operated in a 12 first and 84 tourist seat configuration.  Scheduled services were operated from Lagos to Abuja, Enugu and Port Harcourt in the name of EAS Airlines.  Early in 2000 Jos, Kano and Kaduna were added to the network while Calabar and Owerri were added at a later date.  The type was withdrawn on 9th May 2002 after one of the airline's aircraft crashed.  As a result the Nigerian CAA decided to ban any further 1-11 operations in the country.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-ESA

174

501EX

08Jan99

09May02

Scrapped Lagos?

5N-ESB

175

501EX

08Oct98

09May02

Scrapped Lagos?

5N-ESD

402

561RC

Mar99

09May02

Scrapped Lagos

5N-ESE

254

525FT

24Jan00

09May02

Scrapped Lagos

5N-ESF

266

525FT

Jul01

04May02

W/O Kano

 

Fassey Royal, Ltd. (FSY)

Lagos

This company took delivery of a Series 203AE in June 1996 which was used for a very short while on Nigerian domestic services. Operations had ceased by March 1998.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-FSY

017

203AE

12Jun96

By Feb98

Scrapped Lagos

 

GAS Airlines (General & Aviation Services) Ltd. - (GR/NGS)

Lagos

GAS Airlines initially leased a Series 424EU from TAROM in July 1987 until two Series 424EUs were obtained from LAR in April and November 1989.  A Series 204AF was prepared and painted for this operator in May 1991 but was never delivered.  The company’s final aircraft was a Series 481FW which it bought from Air Malawi in March 1993.  Points served on a scheduled network included Ilorin, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri and Yola while charter flights were also flown.  An experimental service was flown for three months in 1990 between Lagos and Accra but was abandoned as not viable. The company reportedly ceased flying in July 1997 and the fleet was put in storage.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-AVX

167

424EU

Apr89

By Jul97

Scrapped Lagos

5N-AXV

159

424EU

Nov89

By Jul97

Sold Kabo Air

(5N-SKS)

100

204AF

---

---

 

YR-BCE

165

424EU

18Jul87

89

Lsd from TAROM

5N-SKS

243

481FW

Mar93

By Jul97

Stored Port Harcourt

 

Name used on aircraft:-

5N-AVX - David

5N-AXV - Solomon

 

Hold-Trade Air Services, Ltd.

Kaduna

This company leased four ex Aer Lingus Series 208ALs from Guinness Peat Aviation with delivery taking place between June 1991 and March 1992. A fifth unidentified aircraft was reportedly in use by September 1992. It is not known what destinations were served with these aircraft but the company had ceased flying by July 1997.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-HTA

051

208AL

12Jun91

29Aug92

W/O Kaduna

5N-HTB

052

208AL

15Jul91

By Jul97

Scrapped Kaduna?

5N-HTC

049

208AL

20Sep91

29Jan93

B/U Southend Nov01

5N-HTD

050

208AL

10Mar92

Bu Jul97

Scrapped Kaduna?

5N-HTP

???

???

???

???

 

 

International Air Tours.

A Series 401AK was ferried across the Atlantic for this new Nigerian airline but although painted in the company colours, it got no further than Hurn. It was impounded here and later sold to Tikal Jets of Guatemala.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-???

063

401AK

---

---

Never operated

 

Kabo Air, Ltd. - (KO & N2/QNK)

Kano

Kabo Air obtained ten Series 204AFs and one Series 215AU formerly operated by US Air Inc with delivery between November 1990 and October 1991.  Two of these were believed to be for spares use only.  The company later obtained eight Series 400s between November 1991 and August 1997.  These comprised three Series 401AKs, two Series 407AWs, one Series 414EG, one Series 423ET and one Series 424EU.  Several of these were operated in a VIP configuration.  The company flew scheduled services from Lagos to Abuja, Enugu, Jos, Kaduna, Kano and Port Harcourt while Abuja to Minna and Kano to Maiduguri services were also flown.  The company had a contract with the Nigerian Government for the support of the ECOMOG (West African Military) force in Liberia.  By July 1997 only two One-Elevens reportedly remained in service but additional aircraft were subsequently added to the fleet.  One of these was operated on behalf of the Liberian Government as a VIP aircraft for a while.  By February 1999 the airline had disposed of its entire Series 200 fleet and was flying just four Series 400s with the remainder in store. The type was finally withdrawn when grounded by the Nigerian CAA on 9th May 2002.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1112J

030

204AF

22Dec90

---

Spares use only

N1122J

103

204AF

08Jun91

---

Spares use only

5N-KBA

179

204AF

01Dec90

By Feb99

W/O Sokoto

5N-KBC

104

204AF

16Feb91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBD

102

204AF

31Mar91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBE

???

???

---

---

 

5N-KBG

082

204AF

05Jul91

15Sep91

W/O Port Harcourt

5N-KBM

105

215AU

01Oct91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBN

???

???

---

---

 

5N-KBO

180

204AF

10Nov90

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBS

031

204AF

06May91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBT

100

204AF

Oct91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KBV

032

205AF

06May91

By Feb99

Scrapped

5N-KGB

082

204AF

---

---

Wrongly painted

5N-AXV

159

424EU

by Oct99

09May02

Stored Kano

5N-CCC

069

401AK

28Nov96

09May02

Scrapped

5N-GGG
160
414EG
21Feb97
By Feb99
Scrapped

5N-HHH

064

401AK

28Jul97

30Apr01

Scrapped

5N-KBR

093

407AW

24Nov91

Aug93

Scrapped

5N-KBW

106

407AW

13Feb92

09May02

Scrapped?

5N-KKK

154

423ET

01Aug93

09May02

Scrapped

5N-VVV

080

401AK

01Aug97

09May02

Stored Jos?

 

Names used on aircraft:-

5N-GGG - Muhammadu Sbubakar Rimi

5N-KBC - Alhaji Bara Waiman

5N-KBD - Adamu Gutus Mutkai

5N-KBM - Mahammadu Dikko

5N-KBO - Gwamna Awan

5N-KBS - Hasija Bayero

5N-KBT - Sir Abubakar 111

5N-KBV - El-Kanemi of Borno

5N-KKK - Malam Barnabas

 

Nigeria Airways. - (WT/NGA)

Lagos

A Series 416EK in full Nigerian Airways colours was leased from BAC from late August 1970 for two weeks for demonstrations/evaluation by the airline. Nothing further came of this.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

G-AWXJ

166

416EK

26Aug70

10Sep70

 

 

Okada Air, Ltd. - (OX & 9H/OKJ)

Benin City

Okada Air obtained a large fleet of used One-Elevens which it obtained from many sources.  The first to be obtained were the four Series 320L-AZs which came from BCAL in September and November 1983.  Two Series 420ELs were delivered in November 1985 and January 1986 together with a Series 402AP in January 1986 all of which came from Québecair Inc.  In May and September 1987 two Series 416EKs were obtained from Britt Airways Inc while in May and September of the same year a Series 401AK and a Series 408EF were bought from executive users.  The first was retained in executive configuration for the use of the owner of the airline.  British Island Airways was the source of a Series 409AY and a Series 416EK in October 1989 and two Series 432FDs in July and October 1990.  The year 1991 saw the addition of two Series 304AXs, a Series 301AG, a Series 401AK and a Series 424EU all in May.  The first two came from Airways International Cymru Ltd, the third from Birmingham European Airways Ltd, the fourth from Dan-Air and the fifth from TAROM.  In July 1991 the company obtained its first 500 Series aircraft in the shape of two low time Series 539GLs which came from British Airways.  Two VIP configured Series 217EAs which had previously seen service with the RAAF were added in December 1991 and January 1992 while a Series 524FF was bought from Air Malawi in late July 1992.  A contract was signed for the purchase of seven Series 510EDs from British Airways with first due for delivery in June 1992 but although all the aircraft were painted in Okada colours, the contract was not finalised and the aircraft were not delivered.  A network of scheduled services linked Lagos with Abuja, Benin, Calabar, Enugu, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt and Yola (either via Kano or Kaduna).  Charter flights were also undertaken including executive work with the two Series 217EAs.  By July 1997 only one of the company’s One-Elevens reportedly remained in service with the majority of the fleet being stored at Benin.  By early 2000 none of the fleet was reported operational and a large number was observed stored at Benin.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

(5N-AUS)

???

217EA

---

---

Not taken up

5N-NRC

124

217EA

06Dec91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-SDP

125

217EA

27Jan92

???

Stored Benin City

(5N-TOM)

124

217EA

---

---

Not taken up

5N-AOK

113

320AZ

12Nov83

Dec91

Scrapped Manchester

5N-AOP

109

320AZ

26Sep83

10Jun91

Stored Benin City

5N-AOT

133

320AZ

26Sep83

31Aug89

W/O Port Harcourt

5N-AOZ

107

320AZ

01Nov83

By Aug88

Stored Benin City

5N-MZE

110

304AX

22May91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-OMO

034

301AG

11May91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-OVE

112

304AX

08May91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AOM

122

420EL

06Feb86

16Dec86

Scrapped Lagos

5N-AOS

123

420EL

02Nov85

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AOW

094

402AP

13Jan86

26Jun91

W/O near Sokoto

5N-AYR

162

409AY

24Oct89

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AYS

129

416EK

Sep87

17Feb90

Stored Benin City

5N-AYT

131

416EK

15May87

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AYU

062

401AK

12May87

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AYV

128

408EF

Sep87

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AYW

166

416EK

11Oct89

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AXQ

157

432FD

05Oct90

???

Stored Benin City

5N-AXT

121

432FD

14Jul90

Jul96

W/O and stored Jos

5N-EHI

074

401AK

09Aug91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-OKA

168

424EU

May91

By Feb98

Scrapped Lagos

5N-BIN

265

539GL

27Jul91

???

Stored Benin City

5N-ORO

264

539GL

19Jul91

???

Stored Benin City

(5N-OSA)

153

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

5N-USE

235

524FF

29Jul92

???

Stored Benin City

(5N-USE)

151

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

(G-AVMJ)

138

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

(G-AVML)

140

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

(G-AVMM)

141

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

(G-AVMR)

145

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

(G-AVMY)

152

510ED

---

---

Not delivered

 

Name used on aircraft:-

5N-AOT - The Archbishop Idahosa

 

Oriental Airlines, Ltd. - (OAC)

Lagos

This airline obtained a Series 501EX and a Series 515FB from British Airways in September 1993 and May 1994.  The second aircraft was written-off in September 1994 and replaced with an ex Ryanair Ltd Series 523FJ in December 1994.  A Series 515FB and two Series 509EWs were obtained from British World Airways in March 1995 but only the first aircraft was ever made operational and delivered in August 1995.  A Series 476FM was also obtained in March 1995 but was the subject of a long conversion to VIP configuration and not delivered until August 1996.  Scheduled services were flown from Lagos to Abuja, Enugu, Owerri and Port Harcourt and domestic and International charter work was also carried out.  By the time Nigerian One-Elevens were grounded on 9th May 2002 only one aircraft reportedly remained in service.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-ECI

241

476FM

23Aug96

14Aug98

Stored Owerri

5N-ENO

208

515FB

04Aug95

09May02

Stored Owerri

5N-EYI

211

523FJ

02Dec94

29Feb00

Scrapped Lagos

5N-OAL

214

501EX

25Sep93

25May96

Scrapped Lagos

5N-IMO

229

515FB

04May94

18Sep94

W/O Tamanrasset

(G-AWWX)

184

509EW

---

---

Never operated

(G-AXYD)

210

509EW

---

---

Never operated

 

Savannah Airlines, Ltd. - (SNI)

Lagos

Savannah Airlines purchased a Series 523FJ and a Series 530FX from European Aviation Ltd in November 2001. One of the aircraft was reportedly damaged beyond repair on the ground in March 2002. The type was withdrawn on 9th May 2002 after it had been grounded by the Nigerian CAA.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-BDU

193

523FJ

21Nov01

27Mar02

Damaged/Stored Abuja

5N-BDV

233

530FX

21Nov01

09May02

Stored Maiduguri

 

Names used on aircraft:-

5N-BDU Sir Kashim Ibrahim

5N-BDV Galadima-Mai-Kyan

 

Wind (CI), Ltd.

An executively configured Series 488GH was obtained for his personal use by Abdul Aziz Ude of Nigeria in Jun93 in the above company name. The aircraft was sold in Jul95.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5N-UDE

259

488GH

07Jun93

25Jul95

Sold as G-BWES

 

Name used on aircraft:-

5N-UDE - The Jkenga

 

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