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Formed and started operations in 1999. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Murtala Mohammed International Airport
PO Box 6413
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.
June 2004: 727-281F (21455, 5N-BGQ), Finova (GRB) leased.
April 2005: Starts Hewa Bora Airways (EXD)/Afrijet International (FRJ) joint operations to effectively launch the Grand African Alliance. Plans to introduce a 747-400 Combi on a Lagos to Bangui to Banjul to Dubai route.
June 2005: Acquisition of 30% by a strategic European partner results in the Federal Government granting international traffic rights.
2 MD-82's for use on regional routes. Lease purchase agreement for 2 A330-300's for new designated route to Madrid.
July 2005: To Madrid (A330-300 leased, 3x-weekly) with extension to London Gatwick through its strategic partner European Airways. Also to Lyon (daily).
Entered into an alliance with 4 other carriers from West and Central Africa to create easy connections within the continent and also improve links with the rest of the world. The partnership, which comes under the Grand African Alliance, is between Afrijet (FRJ) and 4 airlines from Sao Tome & Principe, Cameroon, Congo Democratic Republic, and Benin.
April 2006: Afrijet Airlines (FRJ) operates regional cargo, jet airplane services.
(ICAO) Code - FRJ (Callsign - AFRIJET).
Main Base: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS).
Afrijet (FRJ) entered into a charter agreement since March 1999 with foreign partner MK Airlines Limited (MKA) for 4 747s and 2 DC-8 airplanes bringing in cargo from America, Europe and the Middle East into Nigeria for distribution throughout Africa.
Afrijet Airlines FRJ) operated into Malabo after signing a Joint Venture Agreement with Equatorial Guinea Airlines (ECV) in January 2001 using the FH-227 airplane. The operation covered Calabar to Malabo to Bata, Cotonou to Malabo to Cotonou and Malabo to Douala.
June 2006: Plans to commence direct flights between Lagos and Lyon with transit-free connections to other European cities including London. An MD-83 and an A310-300 would be deployed for the operations.
June 2007: Launches passenger flights, Lagos to London Gatwick, via Lyon. Also, to Accra in Ghana, Monrovia in Liberia, and Freetown in Sierra Leone, as well as to 5 domestic destinations. Previously Afrijet (FRJ) only operated regional cargo services.
July 2008: The eighth edition of the European Commission (EC)'s blacklist of banned airlines does not include Iran's Mahan Airlines (MHN), thanks to "significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on-site inspection," but continues to include Indonesian airlines, including Garuda Indonesia (GIA). "The Commission (EC) decided that the Indonesian authorities have still not developed and implemented an efficient oversight program on any of the carriers under their regulatory control," it said. Ukraine Cargo Airways remains banned as well, and Yemenia Airways (YEM) was told it "should complete its corrective actions plan" by the Air Safety Committee's next meeting. All airlines from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are banned, while Gabon Airlines and Afrijet (FRJ) from Gabon are allowed to maintain operations at their current level.
August 2008: MD-83 (49855) returned from Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System (JPATS) (USV) returned to Compass Capital Leasing and leased to Afrijet Airlines (FRJ) as (5N-BKO).
June 2009: Afrijet Airlines (FRJ) and ATR announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement deal for the purchase of 4 68-seat ATR 72-500s worth a combined $80 million. The airplanes will be powered by (PW127M)s and will feature the Elegance cabin and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE). (FRJ) launched as a cargo carrier in 1999. Its passenger fleet currently comprises MD-82s and MD-83s.
July 2009: Ceases operations.
February 2014: ATR 72-202 (350, CS-DVF), ex-(SE-MGM), operated by Lease Fly.
April 2018: "Afrijet is Launch Customer for Cabinstream Wi-Fi on ATRs" by Thierry Dubois, April 11, 2018.
ATR has a launch customer for the “bring your own device” (IFE) option it is offering with onboard Wi-Fi specialist Phitek.
Libreville, Gabon-based Afrijet (FRJ) will put Phitek's Cabinstream system into service by the end of 2018, ATR said April 10 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg.
Passengers will be able to stream content (including movies, games, music and newspapers) on to their personal electronic device (PED), such as a tablet or smartphone. The system only gives access to the onboard server, not the internet, as Cabinstream does not include connectivity to a satellite or ground network.
“Representing a simple (IFE) box solution that is easy to install, Cabinstream is an option on all new ATRs and easily retrofittable on existing aircraft,” ATR said. The portable wireless media device weighs 6 kg/13 lb and fits into an overhead baggage bin. It has a 12-hour battery endurance. The only required approval for installation is a service bulletin from the airframer.
The system can stream high-definition content to 50 passengers simultaneously. This should be enough, because it is not likely that all 70-plus passengers on a full ATR 72 would choose the movie option, Phitek Director of Sales Paul Simmonds explained.
Cabin crew can override the content for a safety announcement.
Movies via Cabinstream will be offered for flights of between 2 and 5 hours, while music, games and magazines will be offered on shorter flights, Afrijet (FRJ) (CEO) Marc Gaffajoli said.
Afrijet (FRJ) operates 3 ATR 72-500s and 2 ATR 42-500s.
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0 727-281F (JT8D) (1316-21455, 5N-BGQ), (GRB) LSD 2004-06. RTND 2005-08. OPERATED BY FLAIR AIRLINES, CANADA (FLV). FREIGHTER.
2 MD-82, 12C, 135Y.
1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1728-49855, /90 5N-BKO), EX-(USV), COMPASS CAPITAL LSD 2008-08.
1 FAIRCHILD F-27J (DART 532-7) (126, /67 5N-FRJ), 44Y/FREIGHTER.
1 FAIRCHILD FH-227 (DART 532-7) (558, /67 5N-BCB; 575, /68 5N-BCC), 48Y/FREIGHTER.
2 ATR 42-500.
3 ATR 72-500 (PW127M) (350, CS-DVF), EX-(SE-MGM). 68Y.
2 DASSAULT FALCON 50.
COLIN CARR, CHAIRMAN.
A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in Airfreight Business, Colin was a former Director of (IML) & (ASB) Air UK. He was also a promoter of JET SET Cargo Consolidator, London Heathrow Airport.
MARC GAFFAJOLI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. (CEO).
DR HAROLD DEMUREN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
A 30 Year Veteran of Flight Safety, Demuren Holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Kiev in the former Soviet Union and a Doctor of Science degree in Aircraft Gas turbine and Jet Propulsion Engine from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, USA in 1975. For many years, was the Director of Flight Safety in the Nigeria Federal Civil Aircraft Aviation Authority with responsibilities for Airworthiness, Flight Operation and Airport Standards as well Air Transport Economics and Aviation Accident Investigation. He is a member of International Advisory Committee of Flight Safety Foundation and President Flight Safety Foundation-West Africa. Member of Board of Governors Flight Safety Foundation USA .
CAPTAIN WILLIAM BERRY NOELLE, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
Berry holds an Airline Transport License with ratings on DC-10, DC-8, 737, BAC 1-11, F-27, PA39, PA31, having trained at Oxford College of Air Training, Oxford England, Nigeria Airways (NIA), Lagos, Nigeria, Britannia Airways (BRI), England, Varig Airlines (VAR), Rio de Janeiro, McDonnell Douglas, Long Beach Califonia, American Airlines (AAL), Dallas Fort Worth, Aer Lingus (ARL), Dublin Ireland, United Airlines, Denver, Colorado, etc. He was Chief Pilot Okada Airlines, AGM Operations Flash Airlines, Director Flight Operations, Thames Airline, and currently Managing Director/(CEO) Aerocontrol and Elite Aviation Nigeria Limited.
S COKER, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.