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Name: AIRQUARIUS AVIATION
7JetSet7 Code: AQU
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 120
Web: airquarius.co.za
Email: engineering@airquarius.com
Telephone: +27 11 659 1922
Fax: +27 11 701 2869
Sita:
Background
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Formed and started operations in 1999. Domestic, regional, & international, charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Gate 7, Ring Road
Lanseria Entrance Road
Lanseria International Airport
Johannesburg, Gauteng 1748, South Africa

Address:
PO Box 733
Lanseria 1748, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1910. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE: AFRIKAANS, & ENGLISH. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1.12 MILLION SQ KM. THE POPULATION IS 44 MILLION. THE CAPITAL CITY IS PRETORIA.

March 2004: 56 employees (including 20 Flight Crew (FC), 18 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 12 Maintenance Technicians (MT).

November 2004: 70 employees.

May 2005: 100 employees (including 25 Flight Crew (FC); 16 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 20 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

August 2005: F28-4000 (11225, ZS-JAS) wet-leased to IRS Airlines (YAV).

October 2005: 2 F28-4000's (11156; 11161), bought from Horizon Air Industries.

September 2006: Airquarius Aviation (AQU) specializes in air charter jet airplane operations and airplane leasing. Contracts are maintained with companies throughout Africa and the Middle East.

120 employees (including 30 Flight Crew (FC); 20 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 35 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(ICAO) Code: AQU (Callsign - QUARIUS).

Parent organization/shareholders: Gavin Branson (100%).

(http://www.airquarius.co.za). (info@airquarius.co.za).

Main Base: Lanseria International Airport (HLA).

Hub: Cape Town International airport (CPT).

October 2006: F28-4000 (ZS-JAV) logojet for "AAD 2007 Airshow" in Cape Town - see photo.

August 2010: F28-4000 (11239, ZS-DRF) leased to Air Zimbabwe (ZMB).

April 2012: Airquarius Aviation (AQU) and its subsidiary Branson Air (also based at Lanseria Airport (HLA)) have entered liquidation in February 2012. The two carriers had mainly concentrated on charter services as well as wet-leases on behalf of African airlines with a fleet of Fokker F 100s, Fokker F28-4000s and 737-200s.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
AQU-F28-4000 ZS-JAV

February 2012:

0 727-23F (JT8D-7B) (218-19131, /66 ZS-NPX), MIC-DAV AIR LSD. RTND 2004-11. FREIGHTER.

1 737-2L9 (JT8D-17A) (825-22735, /81 PK-RIR), EX-(MND)/(MRS), (GEH) LSD, WET-LST AFRICA AIRWAYS OF BENIN. 16C, 84Y.

2 F28-3000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11143, /79 ZS-JAP; 11151, /79 ZS-JAL), 70Y.

7 F28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11115, /76 ZS-XGX; 11128, /77 ZS-XGV; 11130, /78 ZS-XGW; 11204, /83 ZS-JEN; 11225, /85 ZS-JAS; 11236, /86 ZS-JES; 11239, /86 ZS-DRF), 11115 LST AIR BOTSWANA 2005-07. 11225 WET-LST (YAV) 2005-08. 11239; LST (ZMB) 2010-08. 75Y.

2 F28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11156, ZS-; 11161, ZS-), BF HORIZON AIR INDUSTRIES 2005-11. 75Y.

1 F 100 (11253, N283AP).

2 B AE HS748-2A (DART 535-2) (252-1770, /79 ZS-XGE "PUDDING;" 221-1740, /76 ZS-XGZ "ZIG ZAG"), FREIGHTER.

1 B AE HS748-2A (DART 534-2) (248-1764, /79 ZS-XGY "MUFFIN"), 44Y.

Management:
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GAVIN BRANSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR & OWNER (gavinb@airquarius.com).

MICHAEL GOODWIN, GENERAL MANAGER.

MIKE BREWS, MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

SUE BALL, CABIN SERVICES MANAGER.

JENNY FROOMBERG, MANAGER CHARTERS.

 
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