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BOTSWANA

 

Air Botswana, (Pty) Ltd - (BP/BOT)

Gaborone

By 1st April 1988 Air Malawi's One-Elevens were operating a once weekly two class service from Gaborone to Nairobi via Harare northbound on Fridays and southbound on Saturdays on behalf of Air Botswana. This was still operating in January 1989 but by November 1989 was replaced by a BAe 146.

 

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

 

Lina Congo (Lignes Nationales Aériennes Congolaises - (GC/GCB)

Pointe Noire

This organisation leased a Series 561RC from Aerolion International of Sharjah for an unknown period in 1998 which was operated in a 12 first and 77 tourist configuration over unknown routes.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-BRB

402

561RC

???98

???98

Stored Mbuji-Mayi

 

CONGO REPUBLIC

 

Air Congo. - (QC)

Kinshasa

Air Congo leased a new Series 320L-AZ in full company colours through Laker Airways Ltd from early May 1967 to the end of February 1968 when this aircraft was replaced by another Series 320L-AZ from the same source until the contract was concluded in May 1968.  The type was introduced into service on 15th May 1967 on international services from Kinshasa to Bujumbura, Entebbe, Lagos, Lusaka, Nairobi and Ndola while domestically Lubumbashi was linked to the capital.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

G-AVBW

107

320AZ

Feb68

May68

Lsd from Laker

G-AVBY

113

320AZ

09May67

28Feb68

Lsd from Laker

 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - DRC

 

Air Katanga. - see International Trans Air Business - ITAB.

 

Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation - CAA. - (E9/FPY)

Kinshasa

By early August 2006 ITAB’s Series 537GF was being used as a back-up aircraft for CAA’s flights between Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.  Unfortunately it was grounded in March 2007 but returned to service at the end of December.  Bad luck struck again when the aircraft suffered engine problems in Mbuji-Mayi in March 2008.  As a result it was decided to permanently withdraw the aircraft from service in September 2008.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9Q-CDY

261

537GF

03Aug06

08Mar08

Stored Mbuji-Mayi

 

International Trans Air Business - ITAB

Lubumbashi

ITAB purchased a Series 201AC from Shabair in January 1996. The aircraft has been used on flights throughout southern Africa. The name Air Katanga seems also to refer to this company. A series 537GF was acquired from Nationwide Airlines in February 2004 and was reportedly being used on routes between Lubumbashi and Johannesburg. (see Wimbi Dira Airways entry)

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9Q-CSJ

013

201AC

Jan96

Unknown

Stored Lubumbashi

9Q-CDY

261

537GF

28Feb04

Aug06

To CAA

 

Wimbi Dira Airways. - (9C/WDA)

Kinshasa

From 1st April 2005 a twice weekly schedule was being flown on behalf of this carrier between Lubumbashi and Johannesburg with a Series 537GF of ITAB. It is believed that this was a very short lived operation.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9Q-CDY

261

537GF

01Apr05

Unknown

 

 

DJIBOUTI

 

Djibouti Airlines. - (D8/DJB)

Djibouti

Djibouti Airlines leased an aircraft from Trast Aero in April 2008.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

EX-086

253

525FT

16Apr08

May08

Lease was terminated

 

EGYPT

 

Air Memphis, Inc. - (MHS)

Cairo

Air Memphis operated two of Romavia’s Series 561RCs on tourist flights both within Egypt and to Eastern Europe for at least the summer season in 2000.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
YR-BRH
408
561RC
Jul00
Mar01
 
YR-BRI
409
561RC
Apr00
???
 

 

National Aviation Company. - (NC)

Cairo

This company was noted operating a Series 401AK in July 1992.  No further details are known.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N217CA

063

401AK

By Jul92

Unknown

 

 

ERITREA

 

Red Sea Air. - (7R/ERT)

Asmara

Red Sea Air leased a Series 528FL from JARO International by December 1998 to operate schedules from Asmara and Assab to Dubai and San’a and from Asmara to Jeddah with the aircraft operating in a two class configuration.  Both JARO aircraft were used at different times.  By mid April 2000 the One-Elevens had been replaced by Yak 42s.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YR-JBA

234

528FL

Dec98

Feb99

Lsd from JARO

YR-JBB

238

528FL

Feb99

Unknown

Lsd from JARO

 

LIBYA

 

Libavia.

Tripoli

Obtained a Series 422EQ in January 2006 but nothing has been heard of it since it departed for Tripoli from Bucharest-Otopeni.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5A-DKO

126

422EQ

12Oct06

Unknown

Stored Tripoli Mitiga

 

Libyan Arab Airlines. - (LN/LAA)

Tripoli

This company obtained a VIP configured Series 414EG in October 2003 but little is known of much activity with it since it was delivered.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

5A-DDQ

158

414EG

09Oct03

Unknown

Stored Tripoli Intl

 

Trans Africa Airlines.

A Series 422EQ was operated by this organisation by May 2000 but nothing is known of its operations. It was reportedly painted up as EX-111 prior to its disposal.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
VP-BBA
126
422EQ
May00

Oct05

 

EX-111

126

422EQ

Oct05

Jan06

To 5A-DKO

 

MALAWI

 

Air Malawi, Ltd. - (QM/AML)

Blantyre

Air Malawi leased a Series 207AJ from Zambia Airways with effect from early November 1970 pending delivery of a new Series 481FW.  This aircraft operated in a 16 first class, 46 economy seats configuration.  The new aircraft was delivered in February 1972 in a 74 seat single class configuration.  The fleet was doubled with the addition of a Series 479FU leased from Air Pacific in early July 1974.  This was returned in November 1975.  Two aircraft were later leased from BCAL, a Series 501EX for three weeks in November and December 1977 and a Series 530FX from October 1979 to April 1980.  In late October 1980 a Series 524FF was bought from Hapag-Lloyd.  The aircraft were employed on scheduled flights from Lilongwe and Blantyre to Antananarivo, Beira, Dar-es-Salaam, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Lusaka, Mauritius, Nairobi and the Seychelles (with effect from 7th December 1972) and on charter flights including the ‘Wenelas’ South African Mines Labour flights.  By 1st April 1988 the aircraft were operating a once weekly schedule for Air Botswana between Gabarone and Nairobi via Harare.  The aircraft were withdrawn in June 1991 and disposed of in June 1991 and March 1993.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

7Q-YKE

039

207AJ

03Nov70

31Mar72

Lsd from Zambia A/W

7Q-YKF

243

481FW

23Feb72

Jun91

To Gas A/L 5N-SKS

7Q-YKG

245

479FU

05Jul74

16Nov75

Lsd from Air Pacific

7Q-YKI

214

501EX

26Nov77

16Dec77

Lsd from BCAL

7Q-YKJ

240

530FX

21Oct79

24Apr80

Lsd from BCAL

7Q-YKK

235

524FF

30Oct80

Jun91

To Okada Air 5N-USE

 

MALI

 

Tombouctou Aviation. - (TBA)

Bamako

The organisation obtained a Stage 3 hush-kitted Series 401AK in April 2007 to be initially operated on behalf of the Mali Government.  The aircraft was fitted out in an executive configuration and was flown throughout Africa and Europe.  It was initially maintained by Jet Technics at Băneasa, Romania.  A second 1-11 joined the fleet by June 2008 this being a Series 492GM.  A third aircraft, a Series 488GH, was added to the fleet in June 2009.  The aircraft were based at Bamako and Tripoli-Mitiga and were operated on VIP charter work throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East.  Due to certification issues with the two 475s and their Stage 3 hush-kits and the Libyan crisis during 2011 it is believed that only the series 401AK could still be operational from its base in Bamako.  Heavy maintenance has been carried out by Romaero, who originally built the nine ROMBAC 1-11s, at their Baneasa base.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
TZ-BSA
260
492GM
Jun08
Early 2010
Stored Tripoli Mitiga
TZ-BSB
086
401AK
17Apr07
2011
Stored Bamako

TZ-BSC

259

488GH

10Jun09

Feb11

Stored Baneasa

 

RWANDA

 

Rwanda Airlines. - (9R)

Kigali

Rwanda Airlines leased a Series 201AC from Balkh Airlines with effect from 9th January 1998 until 15th March 1998 and again by October 1999. Schedules were flown from Bujumbura ( Burundi) to Kigali and Nairobi. The aircraft was also flown on behalf of the Rwandan Government in a corporate rôle until it was withdrawn from service in August 2000.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

YA-GAG

011

201AC

09Jan98

15Mar98

 

9XR-RA

011

201AC

By Oct99

10Aug00

WFU Lanseria

 

SIERRA LEONE

 

Fast Aerospace.

Freetown

Fast Aerospace bought two Series 529FGs and a Series 531FS early in 2002 for onward sale. Two of the aircraft were ferried to Malta but customers could not be found for them.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9L-LDJ

242

531FS

14Jun02

---

Never operational

(9L-LDK)

203

518FG

---

---

B/U Southend

9L-LDL

232

518FG

08Jul02

---

Never operational

 

Sierra Leone Airways, Ltd. - (LJ)

Freetown

The British United Airways/British Caledonian Airways One-Eleven multi-sector West African service was operated as a jointly marketed route with Sierra Leone Airways Ltd over the Freetown to Lagos via Accra part of the journey in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

 

SOMALIA

 

Cosob (Osob) Airline Limited. - (OSB)

Mogadishu

This airline leased two 1-11s from Trast Aero at various times during 2009. The aircraft were based at Mogadishu, Somalia and flew to destinations which included Djibouti, Dubai, Nairobi and Jeddah.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

EX-086

253

525FT

09

09

Lsd from Trast Aero

EX-103

403

561RC

09

09

Lsd from Trast Aero

 

SOUTHERN RHODESIA

 

Central African Airways Corporation. - (CE)

Salisbury

This company ordered two Series 207AJs on 26th September 1962 but although completed in the company colours, they were not delivered following the unilateral declaration of independence by Rhodesia on 11th November 1965. This resulted in the refusal of an export licence following an international trade embargo. The order was taken over by Zambia Airways Corporation Ltd.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

VP-YXA

039

207AJ

---

---

Not delivered

VP-YXB

040

207AJ

---

---

Not delivered

 

ZAIRE

 

Congo Airlines. - see Express City, S.P.R.L.

 

Express City , S.P.R.L. - (EO/ALX)

Kinshasa

This company purchased three Series 501EXs from British Airways plc through Cargostar Ltd in Oct, Nov and Dec94. The aircraft were used on domestic schedules linking Kinshasa with destinations including Beni, Bukavu, Bunia, Gbadolite, Gemena, Goma, Isiro, Kananga, Kindu, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka and Mbuji-Mayi. By the end of 1996 the fleet would seem to have been withdrawn from front line service. The company name was changed to Congo Airlines Ltd in 1997 after Zaire changed its name and later became Hewa Bora Airways.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9Q-CKI

177

501EX

04Dec94

???

B/U Kinshasa

9Q-CKP

191

501EX

24Oct94

???

B/U Kinshasa

9Q-CKY

176

501EX

01Nov94

???

B/U Kinshasa

 

Names used on aircraft:-

9Q-CKI - Ville de Mbuji-Mayi

9Q-CKP - Ville de Goma

9Q-CKY - Ville de Mbandaka

 

Shabair. - (SS/SHB)

Lubumbashi

This Lubumbashi based company leased a Series 401AK from Guinness Peat Aviation in September 1990 followed by a Series 201AC from the same source in March 1981. Scheduled routes were flown with the type from its home base to Kalemie, Kananga, Kinshasa and Mbuji-Mayi together with charter flights. The company’s surviving aircraft was sold in January 1996.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9Q-CEH

057

401AK

27Sep90

Jul94

Damaged Mbuji-Mayi

9Q-CSJ

013

201AC

Mar91

Jan96

To ITAB

(9Q-CUG)

057

401AK

---

---

 

 

Zaire Express, S.P.R.L. - see Express City S.P.R.L.

 

ZAMBIA

 

Zambia Airways Corporation, Ltd. - (QZ/ZAC)

Lusaka

Zambia Airways took over the Central African Airways order for two Series 207AJs.  These were delivered in April 1966 but immediately leased to British Eagle International Airways Ltd after one of the aircraft was flown to Zambia for one week in May 1966 for a promotional exercise.  On completion of the lease, the aircraft were painted in full Zambia Airways colours and flown to Zambia in mid December 1967.  The aircraft were fitted with single class 74 seat cabins and had uprated Rolls-Royce Spey Mk.511-14 engines installed with provision for water injection, the only Series 200s so built for airline operation.  The type was used on Zambia Airways scheduled network from Lusaka to Blantyre, Dar-es-Salaam, Kasama, Livingstone, Lubumbashi, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola and Antananarivo.  One of the aircraft was leased to Air Malawi Ltd from November 1970 to February 1972.  The aircraft were sold in March 1975.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

9J-RCH

039

207AJ

22Apr66

25Mar75

To Dan Air G-ATTP

9J-RCI

040

207AJ

25Apr66

Mar75

To Dan Air G-ATVH

 

ZIMBABWE

 

Zimbabwe Express Airlines, Ltd. - (Z7)

Harare

In May and June 1997 a One-Eleven was used on this company’s schedules between Harare and Bulawayo (14 weekly) and Harare and Victoria Falls (4 weekly). An aircraft from the Nationwide Air (Pty) Ltd fleet was used for this operation.

 

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