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Name: SPIRIT OF AFRICA AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: GFG
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: KHARTOUM
Country: SUDAN
Employees 7
Web: spiritofafrica.com
Email: gm@spiritofafrica.com
Telephone: +971 6 557 0883
Fax: +971 6 557 0885
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2002. JET AIRPLANE LEASING COMPANY. OPERATES AS AIR GULF FALCON. HQ AT SHARJAH AIRPORT, DOHA, QATAR. INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
FIRST FLOOR, SDC BUILDING
15TH STREET
KHARTOUM, SUDAN

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea.
Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 30 00 E.
Map references: Africa.
Area: 2,505,810 sq km.
Area comparative: Slightly more than one-quarter the size of the USA.
Land boundaries: 7,687 km.
Border Countries: Central African Republic 1,165 km, Chad 1,360 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 628 km, Egypt 1,273 km, Eritrea 605 km, Ethiopia 1,606 km, Kenya 232 km, Libya 383 km, Uganda 435 km
Coastline: 853 km.
Climate: Tropical in South; Arid desert in North; Rainy season (April to October).
Terrain: Generally flat, Featureless plain; Mountains in East and West.
Elevation extremes: Lowest point - Red Sea 0 m. Highest point: Kinyeti 3,187 m.
Natural resources: Petroleum; Small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold.
Irrigated land: 19,460 sq km (1993 est.).
Natural hazards: Dust storms.
Geography Note: Largest country in Africa; Dominated by the Nile and its tributaries.
Population: 34,475,690.
Age structure:
0-14 years: 45% (male 7,941,909; female 7,614,225).
15-64 years: 53% (male 9,094,712; female 9,061,194).
65 years and over: 2% (male 423,389; female 340,261).
Population Growth Rate: 2.71%.
Birth Rate: 39.34 births/1,000 population.
Death Rate: 10.6 deaths/1,000 population.
Net Migration Rate: -1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population.
Sex Ratio:
At Birth: 1.05 male(s)/female.
Under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female.
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female.
65 years and over: 1.24 male(s)/female.
Total population: 1.03 male(s)/female.
Infant Mortality Rate: 70.94 deaths/1,000 live births.
Life expectancy at birth:
Total Population: 56.4 years.
Male: 55.41 years.
Female: 57.44 years.
Total Fertility Rate: 5.58 children born/woman.
Nationality:
Noun: Sudanese (singular and plural).
Adjective: Sudanese.
Ethnic groups: Black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, Foreigners 2%, Other 1%
Religions: Sunni Muslim 70%, Indigenous Beliefs 25%, Christian 5%.
Languages: Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English.
Country Name:
Conventional Long Form: Republic of the Sudan.
Conventional Short Form: Sudan.
Local Long Form: Jumhuriyat as-Sudan.
Local Short Form: As-Sudan.
Former: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
Government Type: Transitional.
Capital: Khartoum.
Administrative Divisions: 26 States.
Independence: 1 January 1956.
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 January.
Legal System: Based on English Common Law and Islamic Law.
Executive Branch:
Chief of State: Lt. General Umar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir.
First Vice President: Salva Kir Mayardit.
Second Vice President: Ali Uthman Muhammad Taha.
Foreign Minister: Dr. Lam Akol.
Flag Description:
Three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and black with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist side.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 7867
FREE ZONE
SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

DECEMBER 1999: HAMAD ALI JABOR AL THANI, CHAIRMAN, WHO FOUNDED QATAR AIRWAYS (QTA).

2 747-146'S (199-20532; 259-21029), EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), 3 747-246B'S (181-20504; 182-20505; 196-20530), EX-(JAL), & 2 747SP-09'S (304-21300; 445-22298), EX-CHINA AIRLINES (CHI). +4 747SP'S BY END OF 1999. TO START WET-LEASE CHARTERS. PLANS TO OFFER CARGO WET-LEASE CHARTERS WITH 4 707F/2 747F'S & IN MID 2000, TO START SCHEDULED SERVICES TO 12 ASIAN & 20 AFRICAN CITIES. 2 707-307C'S (750-19998; 756-19999), EX-GERMAN AIRFORCE (GRF). 2 747-136'S (19763, 20953), 440 PAX, EX-BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) FROM EUROPEAN AVIATION (EUL).

JANUARY 2000: PLANS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) ON (NYSE) AT END of 2000 TO RAISE $1B CAPITAL. OWNS 10 747-100/-200'S. PLANS TO ACQUIRE 9 707F'S, +10 747'S, 3 747F'S BY MID 2001, & +24 NARROWBODY JETS FOR 2001.

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 747-246B (20333), EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL). 1 707-336C (20517), EX-SIMBA AIR CARGO (SBM). 1 DC-10-15 (372-48294, V2-LER), SKYJET (SKJ) WET-LEASED UNTIL 5/00.

APRIL 2000: (airgulffalcon@aol.com).

1 727-224 (1151-20666), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), (UAG) LEASED.

MAY 2000: 5 707-320C'S (19515; 19516; 19589; 19967; 20259), EX-MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (MEA), TO CONVERT TO FREIGHTER, BY AIR ASIA, TAIWAN. 747-200 (20504) STRUT MODIFICATION COMPLETED AT (AMECO) (BEJ).

JULY 2000: PLANS TO FORM SOUTH AFRICAN SUBSIDIARY, AIR GULF SOUTH AFRICA FOR OPERATIONS BETWEEN JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN.

747-200 (20333) STRUT MODIFICATIONS AT (AMECO) (BEJ).

(http://wwww.air-gulffalcon.com).

1 737-2Q3 (1565-24103, /88 21 22), EX-JAPAN TRANSOCEAN AIR (SWL).
DC-10-15 RETURNED TO SKYJET (SKJ).

AUGUST 2000: SUBSIDIARY, AIR GULF SOUTH AFRICA, WITH ENUS OSMAN, CEO, TO OPERATE 2 A320'S BETWEEN JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN.

OCTOBER 2000: 2 747-200F'S (20373; 20652), EX-KOREAN AIR (KAL), BOEING (TBC) LEASED 11/00. 1 ORDER (1/02) 747-246F (21034) EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), ITOCHU (CIF) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2000: SHEIK HAMAD BIN ALI AL THANI, PRESIDENT, GIVES 747SP (WHITE WITH BLUE STRIPES) TO PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN AS A GIFT. WILL BE USED BY IRAQI AIRWAYS (IRQ).

707-307C (19999) "C" CHECK AT ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (ETH).

USA CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON SPIRIT OF AFRICA (GFG) BECAUSE IT HAD DONATED 747SP (445-22298, 3C-GFD) TO IRAQ AIRWAYS (IRQ).

DECEMBER 2000: 1 737-2Q3 (1565-24103), RETURNED TO AERGO, LEASED TO AIR KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ).

MAY 2001: MOVES FROM SHARJAH. AIRPLANES BEING MOVED FROM REGISTRY WITH SWAZILAND AND KENYA, WHERE IT USED AFRICAN AIRLINES (AFX) AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (AOC), TO THE SUDAN, USING THE NAME "SPIRIT OF AFRICA."

DECEMBER 2001: 1 707-307C (19999, /71 ST-AQI), 2 747-246B'S (20504, /72 ST-AQL; 20333, /71 ST-AQN "SPIRIT OF AFRICA"), 8F, 444Y, OPERATES AS "SPIRIT OF AFRICA" AIRLINES OUT OF SHARJAH, (UAE).

ABDEL WAHAB, CEO.

(TELEPHONE: (6) 557 08 83). (FAX: (6) 557 08 85).

August 2004: 707-336C (20517) re-registered from (ST-AQW) to (5Y-BRV).

November 2004: 707-321B (774-20022), re-registered from (3D-JAA) to (9Q-CWK) for Sky Aviation (SYV).

June 2005: Spirit of Africa Airlines (GFG) provides cargo, jet airplane services primarily in the Middle East and Africa.

(ICAO) Code: SDN (Callsign - BLUE NILE).

Fleet:
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April 2014:

1 707-3J6C (JT3D-3B) (872-20718, /73 A6-ZYD), EX-(XIN)/(FDN).

2 707-307C (JT3D-3B HK) (750-19998; /68; 756-19999, 5Y-GFF), EX-(GRF) 1999-12, FREIGHTER. WET-LST KINSHASA AIRWAYS AS "SPIRIT OF AFRICA" OPS.

5 707-320C (JT3D-3B) (19515; 19516; 19589; 19967; 20259), EX-(MEA) 2000-05.

1 707-320C (JT3D-3B) (20170), 18C, 153Y.

0 707-336C (JT3D-3B HK) (854-20517, /71 5Y-BRV), EX-(SMB) 2000-02. TO (SNV) 2009-03. FREIGHTER.

1 727-224 (JT8D) (1151-20666, /75 3D-SGH), EX-(CAL)/(UAG) 2000-04, 14C, 135Y.

1 727-256 (JT8D) (912-20600, 3D-ALB), "SPIRIT OF AFRICA" OPS. ST TEEBA AIRLINES 2004-03.

0 737-2Q3 (JT8D) (1565-24103, /88), EX-(SWL) 2000-07, RTND 2000-12, LST (KAZ). 122Y.

2 747-136 (JT9D-7A) (48-19763, /70 105, 22, P4-GFA) (248-20953, P4-GFB), EX-(BAB), (EUL) LSD 1999-12. 12C, 440Y.

1 747-146 (259-21029, /72), EX-(JAL) 1999-12; 20532 NOT TAKEN (NTU).

0 747-230F (168-20373), EX-(KAL), (TBC) LSD 2000-10, SCRAPPED AT MARANA.

3 747-246B (JT9D-7AW) (181-20504; 182-20505; 196-20530) (P4-GFE), EX-(JAL) 1999-12, 8F, 444Y.

1 747-246B (166-20333, ST-AQN), EX-(JAL) 2000-02, WET-LST "SPIRIT OF AFRICA." 8F, 444Y.

1 747-246F (243-21034), EX-(JAL), (CIF) LSD.

1 747-273C (211-20652), EX-(KAL), (TBC) LSD 2000-10.

2 747SP-09 (304-21300, P4-GFC; 445-22298, P4-GFD), EX-(CHI) 1999-12. +1 ORDER. (22298 GIVEN TO (IRQ). LST (SYV), WET-LST KINSHASA AIRWAYS 2003-01. 42C, 261Y.

0 DC-10-15 (372-48294, V2-LER), RTND (SKJ) 2000-05.

Management:
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CAPTAIN HAMAD ALI JABOR AL-THANI, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

ENUS OSMAN, (CEO), AIR GULF FALCON SOUTH AFRICA (2000-08).

ABDEL WAHAB, (CEO) SPIRIT OF AFRICA AIRLINES, SHARJAH, (UAE).

MAHMOUD KULKHAN, GENERAL MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE,
(falconq7@emirates.net.ae).

 
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