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Name: AIR GUINEE EXPRESS
7JetSet7 Code: GNE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: CONAKRY
Country: GUINEA
Employees 400
Web: mirinet.com/AirGuinee
Email: air-guinee@mirinet.net.gn
Telephone: +224 454609
Fax: +224 412907
Sita: OKYDGGI
Background
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FOUNDED IN 1960 WITH CZECH AND SOVIET ASSISTANCE. A K A COMPAGNIE NATIONALE AIR GUINEE. FLAG CARRIER. SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Address:
C/O Futurelec
BP 6403
Conakry, Guinea

ADDRESS:
PB 12
CONAKRY, GUINEA

Guinea (Republic of Guinea) was established in 1958, covers an area of 245,857 sq km and its population is 7.8 Million. The capital is Conakry and the official language is French.

DECEMBER 1997: 737-200 "D" AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE CHECK AT ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (ETH).

APRIL 1998: 400 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 1999: 400 EMPLOYEES. SITA: OKYDGGI.

DECEMBER 1999: IN ORDER TO FLY TO DESTINATIONS SUCH AS PARIS JOHANNESBURG, AND DUBAI, AIR GUINEE EXPRESS (GNE) HAS SHOWN INTEREST IN ACQUIRING A 757 AIRPLANE.

APRIL 2000: 400 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2001: 400 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 2003: 737-205 (1266-23469, 3X-GCM), NI AIRCRAFT LEASING LEASED.

August 2004: ACCDT: Air Guinee Express (GNE) 737-205 (JT8D-17) (1266-23469, /86 3X-GCM) after takeoff from Conakry, the airplane failed to gain height and descended into a swamp about 5 km from the airport = all 120 passengers OK with minor injuries mostly incurred in the evacuation. The airplane was written-off (W/O).

January 2005: 737-214 (20156), ex-Casino Express (CIN), Orion Aviation Holdings leased. 737-2H4 (22061), Royal Khmer Airlines (RKA) leased.

September 2010: As flag carrier, Air Guinee Express (GNE) operates domestic jet airplane services to major centers, together with regional jet airplane flights to neighboring countries.

(IATA) Code: 2U - 454. (ICAO) Code: GIP (Callsign - FUTURE EXPRESS).

Parent organization/shareholders: Guinea government (100%).

Main base: Conakry G'bessia International airport (CKY)

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Conakry; Kankan; Kissidiugou; Labe; Sambailo; Siguiri; & N'zerekore.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Abidjan; Bamako; Banjul; Dakar; Kinshasa; Lagos; & Monrovia.

May 2011: 737-3YO (23927, 3X-GGR), ex-(EI-DJR) delivery.

June 2012: Air Guinee (GNE) could be revived as a joint venture (JV). Talks are under way by the government of Guinea and Chinese airplane manufacturer (AVIC) to establish a new national carrier for Guinea 10 years after the collapse of Air Guinée. An earlier project launched three years ago to launch Air Guinée International (GNE) in cooperation with Hong Kong based China International Fund has apparently been abandoned.

Fleet:
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GNE-737-2R6C

July 2012:

0 737-2H4 (JT8D-9A HK) (639-22061, /80 XU-RKA), (RKA) LSD 2005-01. RTND. 122Y.

0 737-2R6C (JT8D-17) (779-22627, /81 18 15 3X-GCB), (ETH) MAINTENANCE. WFU AT CONAKRY 2004-08. 124Y.

0 737-205 (JT8D-17) (1266-23469, /86 3X-GCM), W/O SEE ACCDT IN AUGUST 2004 AT FREETOWN. 120Y.

1 737-214 (JT8D HK) (181-20156, /69), EX-(CIN), ORION AVN HOLDINGS LSD 2005-01. 120Y.

1 737-268 (JT8D-15), 120Y.

1 737-3YO (CFM56-3B1) (1580-23927, /88 3X-GGR), EX-(KGD)/(EZY)/(GFL), EX-(EI-DJR) 2011-05. 148Y.

1 DHC-7-102 DASH 7 (PT6A-50) (107, /85 3X-GCJ), 50Y.

2 AN-12.

2 AN-24B

1 AN-24RV.

1 Y7-100 (5A-1) (03702, /85 3X-GCL), XIAN LSD, 52Y.

Management:
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SEKOU SANGARE, DIRECTOR GENERAL (2000-01).

ELHADJ MAMADOU SYLLA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MAMADOU ALIOU SANOH, PRESIDENT.

CAPTAIN RAYMOND KADOUNO, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

BAH THIERNO ALIOU, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,
(T: (224) 454609) (FAX: (224) 412907).

HASSIMIOU DIALLO, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

 
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