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CMZ-2009-11 ACCDT MD-82
CMZ-2010-01 ACCDT - 727-200F
Formed in 1992. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) was established in 1960, it covers an area of 2,345,409 sq km, its capital city is Kinshasa, and its official language is French.
June 2005: MD-81 (48018, 9Q-CBD), ex-Spirit Airlines (SPR), Safair (SFA) leased.
March 2006: The European Union (EU) banned 92 airlines, most of them based in Africa, from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.
The ban applies to cargo and passenger carriers from Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Liberia judged to have an "inadequate system for regulatory oversight" or insufficient safety standards. It will be enforced by all 25 (EU) nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.
The flight ban applies to (CAA) - Compagnie d'Aviation (CMZ).
The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. 2 airlines each from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed as well.
Lesser restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Buraq Air from Libya, which will be able to operate flights if they use certain planes that have met safety requirements, the European Commission (EC) said.
August 2006: 727-231F (21986), ex-(N54354) ex-express.net (TCN)/Custom Air Transport (CUS), African Holdings leased.
October 2007: (CAA) - Compagnie Africaine D'Aviation (CMZ) operates flights to all major domestic destinations.
(IATA) Code: E9.
Main Base: Kinshasa N'Dolo Airport (NLO).
Domestic scheduled destinations: Basankusu; Bumba; Goma; Kalemie; Kikwit; Kinshasa; Kisangani; Lisala; Lodja; Lubumbashi; Mbandaka; Mbuji-Mayi; & Tshikapa.
April 2008: The European Commission (EC) issued a revision of its list of banned airlines, the 7th update since establishment of the blacklist in March 2006. Newcomers are Ukraine Cargo Airways (the third Ukrainian airline after Volare Airlines (VLE) and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines) and Hewa Bora Airways (EXD) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (EXD) previously was allowed to operate a single airplane under a special arrangement that has ended. Garuda Indonesia (GIA) also remains on the list. "The airline has made progress in the implementation of corrective measures, yet this is not sufficient," the (EC) noted. "Furthermore, the authorities of Indonesia have still to demonstrate that they have completed the corrective action." Following the update, 9 individual airlines and all carriers from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are prohibited from operating in the European Union (EU).
(CAA) - Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CMZ) suspended all passenger operations and is now operating freight flights only with 1 727-231F (29186, 9Q-CAA). Both MD-81s (48016, 9Q-CJB; 48018, 9Q-CBD) are laid up with engine problems at Kinshasa and a (ITAB) leased BAC 1-11 (261, 9Q-CDY) which has been covering for the MD-81s, is now unserviceable as well. It suffered a major hydraulic failure at Mbuji Mayi in late March and is now parked awaiting an uncertain future. (CMZ) is looking to resume flights shortly and has acquired a 3rd MD-82 (49394) for this purpose. It has also added a 50-seat F 50 (20196) for thinner routes. The airline phased out its 2 Il-18D freighters at the end of last year and both have been broken up at Kinshasa.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS - - "CMZ-IL-18-APR08."
June 2008: Recent acquisition of an MD-82 seen at Johannesburg after maintenance and painting.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "CMZ-MD-82-JUN08."
F 50 (20196, 9Q-), EX-(PH-LMS).
August 2008: DC-8-62F (45920, 3X-GEP), bought from Gestair Cargo (REI)
SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "CMZ-DC-8-62F-2008-08."
December 2008: World nations currently rated Category 2 by the USA (FAA) under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program are: Bangladesh, Belize, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The (FAA) rating prevents nation's airlines being allowed to fly into the USA. They have the option to fly to the USA with an airline who is approved under Category 1.
The (FAA) states that a Category 2 rating "may involve a country lacking laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or that its civil aviation authority does not meet international standards in one or more areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping, or inspection procedures."
November 2009: ACCDT: A CAA - Compagnie African d'Aviation (CMZ) MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1479-49702, 9Q-CAB) was a W/O (DAMAGED BEYOND ECONOMICAL REPAIR (DBER)), when it overran the runway while landing at Goma on November 19th in rainy conditions. The MD-82 impacted lava remains and came to rest in a nose high attitude. The nose and lower fuselage area received substantial damage and the airplane is without doubt an insurance write-off (W/O). At the time of the accident, the MD-82 was operating a scheduled flight (E9 3711) from Kinshasa with 117 passengers. Several minor injuries were reported.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "CMZ-2009-11 ACCDT MD-82."
Goma lost the last 3rd of its runway when the Nyiragongo volcano erupted in January 2002. Approximately 18% of the city was destroyed by the resulting lava flow, forcing the evacuation of some 300,000 people and leaving 120,000 homeless. The river of molten rock consumed the northern end of the runway, reducing its length from 3,000 to 1,995 m. A new taxiway was built to connect the shortened runway to the apron so that the airport could remain open.
January 2010: ACCDT: (CAA) - Compagnie Africaine Aviation (CMZ) 727-231F (JT8D-219/15 SUPER 27) (1580-21986, /80 9Q-CAA) veered off the runway on landing at Kinshasa in heavy rain on January 2nd. An eyewitness reported there was a substantial amount of standing water on Ndijili's Runway 06, which appeared to cause the airplane to aquaplane after touch down and depart the left side of the runway. Other reports claim the airplane suffered a hydraulics malfunction shortly after take off and was returning to Kinshasa with a problem, having earlier departed to Kananga. This could explain why the airport fire service arrived at the airplane in "seconds." Photos taken within an hour of the crash show 1 landing gear unit near the left wing of the airplane and another, possible the nose gear, on a disused runway. The photo also shows substantial damage to the left wing and a break in the fuselage aft of the wing. No injuries occurred.
(CMZ) suspended operations after the crash. After a deep restructuring (CMZ) plans to start again with 1 A320, 1 DC-8-73F and 1 F 50 (already in Kinshasa). The 2 remaining MD-80s will not fly again.
SEE ATTACHED ARTICLE & PHOTO FROM "WORLD AIRLINE NEWS" - - CMZ-2010-01 ACCDT."
June 2011: A320-211 (0112, 9Q-CCA), bought from Castle Leasing (CSL).
October 2011: A320-211 (0342, 9Q-CCO), ex-(N342DK), F 50 (20176, 9Q-CCI), ex-(LN-RNC), and F 100 (11493, 9Q-CHO), ex-(PH-ABW).
March 2013: ACCDT: 7 people were killed and a further 3 injured on Monday, March 4th when a (CAA) - Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CMZ) Fokker F 50 crashed as it tried to land in bad weather in the eastern Congolese town of Goma, the government said.
The F 50 was operating a scheduled flight between the mining towns of Lodja and Goma, some 700 km/440 miles to the west in Kasai-Oriental province, central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A government spokesman said that, as the plane was loaded with cargo, it was not carrying its full capacity of 50 passengers.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has one of the world’s worst air safety records. There have been numerous crashes in Goma, the main town in the east, where the runway has not been fully repaired after a volcanic eruption in 2002 left it covered in lava.
“No one on the ground was killed. The plane fell in an empty space, and because of the rain, no one was around. It was really lucky,” he added.
Egyptair (EGP) Maintenance & Engineering began painting and accomplishing "C" airplane maintenance Checks on 1 (CAA) Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CMZ) A320.
February 2016: A321-211 (0677, 9Q-DSB), ex-(2-RLAF), F 50 (20214, TF-AMM) deliveries
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CMZ-F 50 - 2013-03
1 727-231F (JT8D-219/15 SUPER 27) (1580-21986, /80 9Q-CAA - - SEE PHOTO - - "CMZ-727-231F-2008-08" - - SEE ATTACHED ARTICLE & PHOTO FROM "WORLD AIRLINE NEWS" - - CMZ-2010-01 ACCIDENT"), EX-(TCN)/(CUS), AFRICAN HOLDINGS LEASED 2006-08. FREIGHTER.
1 DC-8-62F (JT3D-7 HK) (322-45920, /67 3X-GEP), EX-(EC-EMX), EX-(REI)/(IBE), (IBE) MAINTENANCE, 45920; BOUGHT FROM (REI) 2008-08. FREIGHTER.
2 MD-81 (JT8D-217C) (48016, /81 9Q-CJB; 995-48018, /81 9Q-CBD), EX-(SPR), (SFA) LEASED 2005-06. 16C, 134Y.
1 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1285-49394, 9Q-CIB - - SEE PHOTO - - "CMZ-MD-82 2008-06"), 2008-04, EX-(N94EV). 16C, 134Y.
0 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1479-49702, 9Q-CAB - - W/O IN ACCIDENT - - SEE PHOTO - - "CMZ-2009-11 ACCIDENT MD-82"), 16C, 134Y.
1 A320-211 (0112, 9Q-CCA), BOUGHT FROM CASTLE LEASING (CSL) 2011-06, EX-(N101LF).
1 A320-211 (0342, 9Q-CCO), EX-(N342DK) 2011-10.
2 A320-212 (0189, 9Q-CAT, 0438, 9Q-CSB), EX-(F-WTHL & N190AT).
1 A321-211 (0677, 9Q-DSB), EX-(2-RLAF) 2016-02.
1 BAC 1-11 (261, 9Q-CDY), (ITAB) LEASED 2008-01.
5 F 50 (20176, 9Q-CCI, 2011-10; 20196, 9Q-CJB; 2008-01; 20214, TF-AMM; 20270, 9Q-CBD, 2010-03; 20276, 9Q-CAB, 2010-08), EX-(LN-RNC), (PH-LMS; PH-LXJ; & PH-LXP). 50Y.
1 F 100 (11483, 9Q-CHO), EX-(PH-ABW) 2011-10.
3 AN-26 (AI-24VT) (5605, /77 9Q-CAB; 1701, /74 9Q-CIB; 8002, /79 9Q-CJB), FREIGHTER.
0 IL-18D (AI-20M) (187009702, /67 9Q-CAA; 180002003, /60 9Q-CHB), COMBI. BOTH SCRAPPED AT KINSHASA 2007-12 - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS - - "CMZ-IL-18-2008-04."
DAVID BLATTNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
LUTAK TADEUSZ, DIRECTOR GENERAL.
DAUDET LUMBALA, CHIEF CARGO.
COMIELLE MUBWABWA, CHIEF OPERATIONS.
KABONGO KABEYA LEON, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.
ALEXIS MUTEBA, DIRECTOR FINANCE.