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Airlines

Name: DAIRO AIR
7JetSet7 Code: DAR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: CRAWLEY
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 290
Web: ana-aviation.com
Email: operations@dasair.com
Telephone: (1293) 54 03 03
Fax: (1293) 55 15 45
Sita: LGWOOWD
Background
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DAR-NOV04

FOUNDED IN 1983. A K A DAS AIR CARGO. FORMERLY GENERAL & AVIATION SERVICES (GAS AIR), CHANGED NAME IN /89. MAINTENANCE BY JET SUPPORT CENTRE (JSC). INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
EUROPEAN OFFICE:
1ST FLOOR, NORTH SUITE
ELM PARK COURT, TILGATE FBC, BRIGHTON ROAD
CRAWLEY, SUSSEX RH11 9BP, GREAT BRITAIN

OCTOBER 1995: CARGO SERVICES BETWEEN AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST. WORLDWIDE CHARTER FREIGHTER SERVICES & SUB-SERVICE OPERATIONS FOR OTHER AIRLINES.

1 +2 ORDERS (1997 & 1998) DC-10-30's TO REPLACE 707'S FOR 30% INCREASE IN VOLUME. DURING PAST YEAR HAS OPENED NEW ROUTES TO DAR ES SALAAM, LUSAKA, & DUBAI. SERVES 13 CITIES DIRECT FROM LONDON GATWICK (LGW) & IMPORTED 4 MILLION KILOS OF FLOWERS INTO THE UK.

JUNE 1996: ACCDT: 707 (20546) CRASHED ON LANDING AT BANAKU, MALI, WHEN LEASED TO (AFR), AIRPLANE DESTROYED & WRITTEN OFF (W/O), NO INJURIES.

JUNE 1997: DAIRO AIR SERVICES (DAR)'S MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR, JET SUPPORT CENTER OF MANSTON, KENT, HAS DEREK YATES, QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 2ND DC-10-30, CARGO DOOR MODIFICATION AT JET SUPPORT CENTER.

DECEMBER 1997: 707-320C FREIGHT SERVICE FROM HARARE, ZIMBABWE, OPERATED BY FLYWELL AIRLINES, HARARE, FOR DAIRO AIR SERVICES (DAR). 2ND WEEKLY CARGO SERVICE TO ACCRA, GHANA (DC-10-30F).

JANUARY 1998: (http://www.ana-aviation.com).

APRIL 1998: 170 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 65 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 100 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

DECEMBER 1998: DC-10-30F (46955), EX-MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS), FINOVA (GRB) LEASED, CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY AERONAVALI (ARP) TO REPLACE 707. TO ENTER OPERATIONS IN 4/99.

1998 = 72.24K TONS (48.42K) FREIGHT.

APRIL 1999: 122 EMPLOYEES. (sales@ana-aviation.com).

MAY 1999: DC-10-30F (228-46955, N800WR), EX-MALASIA AIRLINES (MAS), FINOVA (GRB) LEASED, REREGISTERED (9M-MAS).

AUGUST 1999: 707-338C (407-18809, 5N-ARQ), LEASED TO ALLIED AIR.

APRIL 2000: 152 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 100 FC, & 8 MT).

INCDT: DC-10-30F (46955) OVERSHOT RUNWAY AT ENTEBBE, UGANDA, AND ENDED UP IN LAKE VICTORIA. AIRPLANE WRITTEN OFF (W/O). NO INJURIES.

AUGUST 2000: 1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (47843, N335SJ), SKYJET (SKJ) WET-LEASED.

OCTOBER 2000: 1 DC-10-30F (200-47868, N205FV), FINOVA (GRB) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2000: PLANS TO ORDER +3 DC-10-30F'S IN 2001. OWNER, JOE ROY, ALSO PLANS TO START A REGIONAL PASSENGER AIRLINE BASED IN UGANDA.

LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) - AMSTERDAM - LONDON - LAGOS (WEEKLY) FOR ALLIED CARGO. LAUNCHED WEEKLY CARGO SERVICE BETWEEN AMSTERDAM AND MACAU, AND PLANS TO ADD ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO THE REGION FROM ITS DUAL HUBS OF ENTEBBE AND LAGOS.

DECEMBER 2000: PLANS TO FORM SUBSIDIARY, DAIRO TO OPERATE DC-9-41 FLIGHTS FROM ENTEBBE, UGANDA.

JANUARY 2001: 1 ORDER DC-10-30F (266-46590, N68065), BOEING CAPITAL (TBC) LEASED.

MARCH 2001: GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA LIQUIDATES UGANDA AIRLINES (UGA) AND GIVES ITS ROUTE AUTHORITIES TO DAIRO AIR SERVICES (DAR) AND AIR AFRICA.

APRIL 2001: 152 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 100 FC, & 8 MT).

NEW WEEKLY CARGO SERVICE TO MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA VIA LAGOS, WITH CONNECTIONS TO DUBAI, BOMBAY, AND JOHANNESBURG.

JUNE 2001: POSTPONES ITS PROPOSED PAX OPERATIONS TO ENTEBBE DUE TO LACK OF APPROVALS FROM UGANDAN GOVERNMENT. IN MEANTIME, PLANS SERVICE TO LAGOS, USING DC-10-30 AND SEVERAL MD-82'S. SWITCHES ITS AMSTERDAM SERVICE TO OSTEND.

AUGUST 2001: (operations@dasair.com). SITA: LGWCCSE.

DAS AIR CARGO UGANDA (DAR) ACQUIRES 1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (327-47831, /80 81 13 LX-TLD), EX-CARGO LION (CGO), FINOVA (GRB) 3 YEAR LEASED.

OCTOBER 2001: TO MUSCAT, OMAN, DIRECT FREIGHT SERVICE.

JANUARY 2002: ENTEBBE - MWANZA (TANZANIA) (WEEKLY SCHEDULED FREIGHTER SERVICE).

APRIL 2002: (TELEPHONE: (1293) 54 03 03). (FAX: (1293) 55 15 45).

1 DC-10-30 (46952) WET-LEASED TO AFRICA ONE (YBG) FOR OPERATIONS FROM ENTEBBE TO LONDON, VIA DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, AND JOHANNESBURG.

June 2002: 1 DC-10-30F (305-47818, 5X-ROY), Boeing Capital (TBC) leased.

November 2002: Dairo Air Services (DAR) has been invoiced by Kenya government, for an estimated $1M on accumulated "foreign registered aircraft fees" for having set up camp at Kenya International Airport, without a license from the Civil Aviation Board.

February 2003: 2 orders (3/05) MD-11F's.

August 2003: Entebbe - Lusaka. Dubai - Dhaka. In 10/03, service to Abidjan and Conakry.

Acquires 1 727-200F to operate out of Lagos and supplement the An-12 wet-leased from Veteran Airlines (VTN). 2 MD-11F's will join the fleet by end of 2004 to add service to Bangkok and Macau.

July 2005: DC-10-30CF (46541), ex-World Airways (WLD), Finova (GRB) leased.

October 2005: 290 employees. SITA: LGWOOWD.

November 2005: Air Tobruk (TOB) launched a second weekly cargo service between Tripoli and London via Amsterdam aboard a wet leased Das Air (DAR)/(DAC) DC-10-30F.

January 2006: Dairo Air (DAR) a sister company of DAS Air Cargo (DAC), has launched three-times-weekly passenger services between Entebbe and aJuba in southern Sudan using an Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, which it has acquired on long term lease from a South African company. Services to Yei and Rumbek in the same region are also planned, as are flights to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Later this year, Dairo Air (DAR) intends to acquire an A319-100 for new routes to Mumbai, Dubai, Johannesburg, & Lagos.

October 2006: The European Commission (EC) updated its list of airlines banned in the (EU), adding Kenya's DAS Air Cargo (DAC) and Uganda's Dairo Air Services (DAR), due to "the serious safety deficiencies identified in these twin airlines in the last few months," as well as Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG). The (EC) also banned all 27 companies certified in Kyrgyzstan, owing to "the national control authority's inability to supervise them effectively."

Sixty-eight carriers - - 19 from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21 from Liberia, 18 from Sierra Leone, and 10 from Swaziland - - have been removed, as they ceased operating because they lost their Air Operator's Certificates (AOC)s. Eight recently created airlines in the (DRC) have been added. Air Services Comores of Comoros, previously banned outright, now is subject to operational restrictions, and will be allowed to operate services bound for Europe with an airplane recently fitted with appropriate safety equipment. The (EC) also decided to keep Phuket Air (PHK) and Air Koryo on the list.

The Commission and the member states' aviation safety experts examined six other individual cases, including Pulkovo Aviation (STG), Pakistan International Airways (PIA), Ghana's Johnsons Air and Ajet (the former Helios Airways). It concluded that it did not consider an immediate banning measure was called for on the basis of air safety criteria, but stated that it will "be keeping a watchful eye" on those operators' implementation of the corrective action they and their respective national authorities have promised.

March 2007: The European Commission (EC)'s third update of its airline blacklist, features the first removal of airlines that successfully raised their safety standards and has placed new restrictions on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

The removal of Thailand's Phuket Air (PHK) and DAS Air Cargo (DAC)/Dairo Air Services (DAR) of Kenya and Uganda, respectively, from the blacklist "shows that our list acts not only as essential protection against unsafe operations but also as a strong and effective incentive for companies who deviate from international safety norms to address their shortcomings," (EC) VP Transport, Jacques Barrot said.

In addition, 49 airlines included on the previous list have ceased operating either on their own volition or because they lost their air operating certificates (AOC)s. Ten carriers from Kyrgyzstan, Equatorial Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo were added, and a partial ban on Sudan's Air West (AWT) was made total.

(PIA)'s appearance on the list, uncommon for a larger flag carrier, is a blow to an airline that suffered a fatal F27 crash and a $150 million loss in 2006. The ban extends to all (PIA) airplanes, save its six 777s. It also operates 14 A310s, nine 747s, seven 737s, three ATR72s, two A321s and one L-1011.

Anticipating the result following the (EC)'s October revelation that it was paying close attention to (PIA)'s activities, the airline said late last month that the (EU)'s Air Safety (EASA) Committee "expressed its satisfaction" following consultations with (PIA) management in early February, and that its Engineering department consistently had passed semiannual (EASA) audits.

The (EC) noted that Bulgaria and Russia took the initiative to prohibit airlines registered in their respective countries, from operating into the (EU). Bulgaria banned Air Sofia, Bright Aviation Services, Heli Air Services, Skorpion Air and Vega Airlines from (EU) activities, while Russia barred Aero Rent, Tatarstan (TAK), Atlant Soyuz (AXX), Aviakon Zitotrans, Centre Avia, Gazpromavia, Lukoil, Russian Sky (ESL) and Utair (TYU).

Fleet:
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DAR

November 2007:

1 707-338C (JT3D-3B HK) (407-18809, /65 5N-ARQ), EX-(QAN), LST ALLIED AIR. FREIGHTER.

0 707-351C (JT3D-3B HK) (540-19411, /66 5X-JET), EX-(NWA), (JAT) LSD. RTND 2002-06. TO (SGO) 2002-11. FREIGHTER.

1 707-379C (JT3D-3B HK) (718-19821, /68 9G-ONE), EX-(BAB)/(TRW), OPS FOR GREAT LAKE AVIATION, "C" CHECK BY (ETH). FREIGHTER.

1 727-200F, 2003-08. FREIGHTER.

1 MD-82. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30CF (CF6-50C2) (281-46541, 5X-DAS), EX-(WLD), (GRB) LSD 2005-07. FREIGHTER.

2 DC-10-30CF (CF6-50C2) (115-47906, /73 5X-JOE, EX-(SAB); 254-46976, /78 N400JR, EX-(WDA), (ALI) MAINT. +1 ORDER. - SEE (DAC).
FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (228-46955, 9M-MAS), EX-(MAS), CONV TO F BY AERONAVALI (ARP), FINOVA (GRB) LSD, (ALI) MAINT (CRASHED IN LAKE VICTORIA) W/O. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (254-46976, /78 5X-JOS), (GEF) LSD 1997-12. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (335-47843, /80 N335S), (SKJ) WET-LSD 2000-08. - SEE (DAC). 1 YR LST (ELC) 2001-10. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (200-47868, N305FV), (GRB) LSD 2000-10, - SEE (DAC). FREIGHTER.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (266-46590, /79 N68065), EX-(CAL), (TBC) LSD 2000-12 - SEE (DAC). FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (327-47831, /80 5X-JCR), EX-(CGO), (GRB) 3 YR LSD 2001-08 - SEE (DAC). RTND, LST (ARW) 2006-09. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (185-46952, /75 95 23 5X-ONE), EX-(GIA)/(AFS), WET-LST (YBG) 2002-04 - SEE (DAC). SCRAPPED 2004-02. 40F, 86C, 148Y.

1 DC-10-30F (305-47818, /79 5X-ROY), EX-(BNG), (TBC) LSD 2002-06, WET-LST (YBG) 2002-06 - SEE (DAC). FREIGHTER.

2 ORDERS (2005-03) MD-11F. FREIGHTER.

1 ORDER (2006-10) A319-100.

1 EMBRAER EMB-120 BRASILIA, LSD 2006-01.

Management:
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MRS DAISY ROY, OWNER (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

CAPTAIN JOE ROY, CHIEF PILOT (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER) & CHAIRMAN.

CAPTAIN FRANK WRIGHT, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (LGWOOWD), (frank.wright@dasair.com).

MALCOLM STAPLETON, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR AT MODERN JET SUPPORT.

DEREK YATES, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC), MODERN JET SUPPORT.

MALCOLM HIGGINSON, OPERATIONS MANAGER (malcolm.higginson@ANA-DAS.com).

JOHN DEVINE, TECHNICAL LIAISON.

EPHRAIM BAGENDA, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER (2001-03).

 
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