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Name: AERO ZAMBIA
7JetSet7 Code: AOZ
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: LUSAKA
Country: ZAMBIA
Employees 250
Web:
Email: aerozam@zanet.zm
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: LUNTOZ9
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1994. ESTABLISHED AFTER THE DEMISE OF THE THEN NATIONAL CARRIER ZAMBIA AIRWAYS. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ZAMBIA (REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 752,618, ITS POPULATION IS 9.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS LUSAKA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.

FEBRUARY 1997: TO DAR-ES-SALAAM, HARARE, NAIROBI AND JOHANNESBURG. AWAITING OK FOR DUBAI, ENTEBBE & LONDON.

170 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 36 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1 707-300C (19517), GRECOAIR, TEXAS, 3 YEAR LEASED.

MAY 1997: 1 737-222 (19075) LEASED TO AIR MALAWI (AML) TIL OCTOBER 1997.

DECEMBER 1997: NEW MINISTER OF TRANSPORT BANNED 707 PASSENGER SERVICE. JESSE WALLACE, BOEING FIELD SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (BFSR) MET WITH HIM TO EXPLAIN OLD AGE IS NOT A GOOD REASON IF AIRPLANE IS PROPERLY MAINTAINED.

APRIL 1998: 184 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 37 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(aerozam@zanet.zm).

JUNE 1998: INCDT: (AOZ) 727-25F (18255) DAMAGED BY CANNON FIRE DURING AN ATTACK ON ASMARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ERITREA. AIRPLANE NOT REPAIRED & WRITTEN OFF (W/O).

SEPTEMBER 1998: 707-336C (5Y-BNJ) DELIVERY.

FEBRUARY 1999: 707-323C (19517, N29AZ) RETURNED TO LESSOR, TO INTER AIR (ITI).

MARCH 1999: RUMORS OF SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS NOT TRUE.

APRIL 1999: 250 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 24 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 37 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: LUNTOZ9.

737-200 "C4" CHECK BY AIR MADAGASCAR (MAD) (5 WEEKS).

MARCH 2000: OPERATES AS ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS.

CODE SHARE WITH COMAIR (CML) TO JOHANNESBURG. BY END OF 2000, NDOLA - JOHANNESBURG, & SERVICE TO LILONGWE & LUBUMBASHI. ZAMBIAN AIRWAYS IS NEW NAME FOR ROAN AIR, & OPERATES 2 BEECH 1900D'S WITH PLANS TO ACQUIRE RJ'S BY THE END OF 2000.

MAY 2000: AERO ZAMBIA (AOZ) HAS CEASED OPERATIONS AFTER LENGTHY ZAMBIAN COURT CASE. MAY RESTART IN NEAR FUTURE.

MARCH 2001: ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT'S TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER, NKANDU LUO SAID AS FAR AS SHE WAS CONCERNED, NO AERO ZAMBIA (AOZ) AIRPLANE WOULD EVER TAKE OFF BECAUSE SHE DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE FIRM AS AN AIRLINE.

March 2010: The USA and Zambia signed an "open skies" aviation agreement. Zambia is the USA's 96th "open skies" partner and 20th in Africa.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
AOZ-707-336C

March 2001:

0 707-323C (JT3D-3B) (614-19517, /67), GRECOAIR TX LSD TO (ITI) 1999-02.

0 707-336C (JT3D-3B) (645-19498, /67 N14AZ), RTND (ACT), LST (RJA).

0 727-25F (JT8D) (18255), WFU (DAMAGED BY CANNON FIRE 1998-06).

0 727-116C (JT8D) (594-19813, /68 55 29, ZS-IJH), RTND (ACT), LST
(ITI) 1997-05.

1 737-202C (JT8D) (72-19426, /68, 9J-AFW), EX-(WIE), (ACT) LSD.

1 737-222 (JT8D) (97-19075, /68, 9J-AFU), EX-(UAL), (ACT) LSD.

1 DHC-6-200 TWIN OTTER.

Management:
(definitions)

DAVID TOKOPF, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

ALESSANDRO SANGUE, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

YEWONDWOSSEN MENGISTU, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

DANIEL LOUSBERG, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) (LUNKTZ9).

JACOB CHISELA, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (LUNKTZ9).

 
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