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Name: ADC AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: ADN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: LAGOS
Country: NIGERIA
Employees 167
Web: adcairlines.com
Email: adcairlines@inkserve.com
Telephone: +234 1 2714020
Fax: +234 1 497 0086
Sita: LOSHOXH
Background
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ESTABLISHED IN 1984. AVIATION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (ADC) LTD. D B A "ADC AIRLINES." WENT PUBLIC IN 1994, THE FIRST AND ONLY AIRLINE IN NIGERIA TO DO SO. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
84 OPEBI ROAD
PO BOX 21751
IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA

Address:
PMB 21751
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria was established in 1960, it covers an area of 923,768 sq km, its population is 125 million, its capital city is Abuja, and its official language is English.

NOVEMBER 1996: ACCDT: (ADN) 727-231 (20054) FROM PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA, CRASHED = 9 (FC)-(CA)/132 PASSENGER FATALITIES. 727-231 (20049), EX-(TWA), LOST CONTROL WHILE TRYING TO AVOID A MID-AIR COLLISION WITH A TRIAX AIRLINES 727 AT 16,000 FT, ON LANDING AT LAGOS. OTHER AIRPLANE ADC AIRLINES (ADN) 727, WAS GROUNDED.

OCTOBER 1997: LAGOS - MONROVIA.

JANUARY 1998: 1 727-2H9 (YU-AKK), (JAT) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1998: ESTABLISHES AVIATION DEVELOPMENT (MONROVIA) WITH 727-200.

APRIL 1998: 474 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 110 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 57 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

APRIL 1999: 474 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 110 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 57 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: LOSADCR. LOSADXH.

DECEMBER 1999: 1 737-217 (20197), EX-SARO (SEV), TYLER JET LEASED.

APRIL 2000: 245 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 12 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 35 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 41 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(adc@adcairlines.com).

JULY 2000: CONTRACTED BY GHANA AIRWAYS (GHN) TO OPERATE ITS CODE SHARE ROUTE WITH NIGERIA AIRWAYS (NIA) BETWEEN ACCRA AND LAGOS.

APRIL 2001: 245 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 12 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 35 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 41 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JANUARY 2002: TO RESUME SERVICE IN FEBRUARY 2002 WITH 4 737-204'S, EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ). ONE ROUTE WILL BE TO CALABAR.

1 737-204 (22638), EX-AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) DELIVERY.

July 2002: To Jos, Abuja (5/week).

March 2003: 51 employees. (adcairlines@linkserve.com).

Main Base: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS).

April 2003: 737-2B7 (22890, 5N-BFJ), Celtic Capital leased.

June 2003: (udc@adcairlines.com).

September 2003: 737-2B7 (22891, 5N-BFK) delivery.

April 2004: 166 employees (including 19 Flight Crew (FC), 30 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 28 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

SITA: LOSADXH. (udc@adcairlines.com).

Has applied to be designated on international routes.

June 2004: Receives OK for flights to Brussels, Libreville, Cotonou, Dakar, Bamako, and Abidjan.

April 2006: ADC Airlines (ADN) operates scheduled, domestic services and regional charter flights and has applied to be designated on international routes.

167 employees (including 21 Flight Crew (FC), 31 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 21 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: Z7. (ICAO) Code: ADK - ADCO.

Parent organization/shareholders: Aviation Development Company.

Main Base: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Abuja; Calabar; Lagos; Port Harcourt; Sokoto; & Yola.

October 2006: ACCDT: An ADC (ADN) 737-2B7 (988-22891, /83 5N-BFK) crashed one minute after taking off from Abuja International Airport during a rainstorm = 4/94 fatalities of 5/101 on board and one woman working in the field who was struck and killed by the debris. The airplane was headed for Sokoto, a city 500 miles NW of Abuja. One of those killed was the sultan of Sokoto, Muhnnadu Maccido, head of the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and regarded as the spiritual leader of Nigeria's 70 million Muslims.

The USA National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dispatched a team of investigators to Nigeria to assist in determining the cause of Sunday's (ADN) 737-200 crash. Abuja's "Daily Trust" reported that the airplane's pilots (FC) were told not to take off because of poor weather, but insisted on doing so. Citing three (ADN) staff, who declined to be identified, the newspaper said the Abuja Airport control tower sent instructions shortly before the crash "suspending flights from either landing or taking off from the airport" due to "very bad weather emanating from a heavy rainstorm in Abuja." The pilot (FC) chose to take off and was not stopped by the airline.

Flight 53 originated in Lagos and stopped in Abuja before departing to final destination Sokoto. The airplane impacted the ground, broke-up and caught fire in a cornfield immediately after takeoff.

The crash is the third commercial air disaster, and fourth overall, in Nigeria in fewer than 13 months, collectively killing more than 300 passengers. The Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network (ASN) said the latest crash marks (ADN)'s fifth hull-loss accident since launching operations in 1991. According to its website, (ADN) operated four 737-200s. Eight passengers reportedly survived Sunday's crash. The airline's operational license (AOC) was suspended the following day.

(ADN) ceased operations.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ADN-737
ADN-737-2B7

October 2006:

0 707-338C (JT3D-3B) (693-19625, /68 5N-BBD), EX-(QAN), GROUNDED, SCRAPPED 2001-06.

0 727-2H9 ADV (JT8D) (YU-AKK), (JAT) LSD. RTND.

1 727-231 (JT8D-9A) (694-20050, /69 5N-BBH), EX-(TWA)/(CIS), IN "C" CHECK 2001-04.

1 737-2B7 (JT8D-15A HK) (986-22890, /83 5N-BFJ 2003-06; 988-22891, /83 5N-BFK, 2003-09), CELTIC CAPITAL LSD. 22891; W/O DESTROYED IN ACCDT IN OCTOBER 2006. 8C, 105Y.

2 737-204 (JT8D-15A HK) (700-22365, /80 5N-BEE; 858-22638, /82, 5N-BED), EX-(ANZ) 2002-01, (DEA) LSD. 8C, 105Y.

0 737-217 (JT8D) (149-20197, /69 SN-BBJ), EX-(SEV)/(CPA), (TYJ) 5 YR LSD 1999-12, LST (LNA). RTND.

3 DC-9-31 (JT8D-7) (344-45871, /68; 345-45872, /68; 360-47217, /68), EX-(EAL), ALL GROUNDED.

1 L-1011.

3 BAC 111-400.

1 ATR42-320.

Management:
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Click below for photos:
ADN-CEO
ADN-CHMN

CAPTAIN BABAJIDE ALAKIJA, CHAIRMAN.

Captain Alakija has over 32 years experience in the aviation industry. As one of the founding Directors of ADC Airlines, he served in various capacities in the Company.

In 1994 he assumed responsibility as Executive Vice-Chairman, a post he held until 2003 when he became acting Chairman. He was subsequently confirmed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2004.

Captain Alakija now practices as an Aviation Consultant and is married with children.

CAPTAIN AUSTIN OMAME, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

Captain Omame has worked in the Aviation Industry for over 31 years both as a Flight Instructor and Pilot. A founding Director of the Company, he was the Deputy Managing Director until 1998 when he retired from executive post. He was recalled as Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer in July 2000.

Captain Omame is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He is married with one child.

CAPTAIN WALE OKE, CHIEF PILOT.

GODWIN JIBODU, HEAD MAINTENANCE.

CAPTAIN OLUBUNMI SANDEY, HEAD TECHNICAL OPERATIONS.

MICHAEL GBENGA DARAMOLA, HEAD FIELD SERVICES.

KUNLE ADAGBOYEGG, HEAD ACCOUNTS.

A OSUNTOKI, HEAD MARKETING & SALES.

IBORO OFFONG, HEAD GROUND OPERATIONS.

AYODEJI ORENUGU, MANAGER TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT.

 
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