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Airlines

Name: AERO NIGERIA
7JetSet7 Code: NIG
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: LAGOS
Country: NIGERIA
Employees 697
Web: acn.aero
Email: info@acn.aero
Telephone: +234 (1) 497 9122
Fax: +234 (1) 497 1973
Sita: LOSMDNU
Background
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Click below for data links:
NIG-2004-03 - 737-300
NIG-2005-04-A
NIG-LOGO - 2013-01

Formed in 1958 and started operations in 1959. A K A "AERO - AeroContractors" Company of Nigeria. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger, jet airplane services.

Address:
Murtala Mohammed Airport
PMB 21090, 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.

SITA: LOSMDMU.

(aero@hyperia.com).

November 2003: Member of Schreiner Aviation Group, formerly Schreiner AeroContractors. Originally 97% owned by Schreiner Air Transport (SCH). Rebranded as "AeroContractors" in 2002.

1 737-3H9 (23415), (JAT) wet-leased 6 months, to replace 2 Dash 8's, and used on Port Harcourt - Abuja route.

May 2004: http://www.acn.aero). (info@acn.aero).

SITA: LOSMDMU.

Changed its name from "AeroContractors" to just "AERO."

June 2004: Receives OK for flights to Sao Tome & Principe, Malabo, Cotonou, Lome, and Accra.

July 2004: 2003 = 55 million (RPK) passenger traffic (-.3%); 47.2% LF load factor; 144,000 passengers (PAX) (-1.3%).

October 2004: Lagos - Malabo, & Lome.

July 2005: Parent organization/shareholders: Oteri Holdings, & Schreiner Airways (SCH).

September 2005: 2 737-322 (24671, 5N-BHZ; 24669, 5N-BHY), ex-United Airlines (UAL), Aircastle (Fortress) leased.

October 2005: (DHC) Dash 8Q-300's (548, 5N-BHW), and (608, 5N-BIA) to operate oil industry charters within Nigeria.

November 2005: Aero (NIG) of Nigeria took delivery of a 737-300, its 2nd. Last month, (NIG) added 3 new Dash 8-Q300s.

Dash 8-Q311 (216, 5N-EVD), to Schreiner Airways (SCH), to (CHC) Airways, leased to Buraq Air (BUQ).

January 2006: Dash 8-Q315 (609, 5N-), ex-(C-FCPM), delivery.

February 2006: 737-3H9 (23330, YU-ANF), (JAT) wet-leased.

March 2006: Plans 2 737-400's and 1 737-800 for later this year.

October 2006: 737-4B7 (24558, N436US), ex-US Airlines (AMW)/(USA), RPK Capital leased - see photo.

February 2007: DHC-8-Q311 (534, 5N-BJO), delivery.

May 2007: Aero - Aerocontractors (NIG) provides domestic and international, scheduled, jet airplane services, linking nine points in Nigeria and destinations in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Mali. Daily services are flown between Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Warri. Provides air taxi, charter and 3rd-party airplane operations, largely in support of Nigeria's extensive oil and gas industry.

Parent organization/shareholders: Mofta West Africa (60%); & Canadian Helicopters (CHC) (40%).

Employees: 697 (including 111 Flight Crew (FC); 42 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 99 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: AJ. (ICAO) Code: NIG (Callsign - AEROLINE).

Main Base: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS).

Hubs: Port Harcourt airport (PHC); Malabo ai8rport (SSG); Benin Airport (BNI); Calabar airport (CBQ); & Abuja International airport (ABV).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Abuja; Benin City; Calabar; Lagos; Port Harcourt; & Warri.

International, scheduled destinations: Accra; & Malabo.

November 2007: Dash 8-Q311 (451, 5N-BJW), ex-(G-NVSA), (CHC) Airways leased.

January 2009: 737-522 (26675, 5N-BLD), ex-United Airlines (UAL).

June 2009: Navtech signed contracts with AeroContractors Nigeria (NIG) (for its new flight planning product WebFP and an FMS navigation data service).

July 2010: Aero - Aerocontractors (NIG) provides domestic and international, scheduled, jet airplane services, linking 9 points in Nigeria and destinations in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Mali. Daily services are flown between Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Warri. Provides air taxi, charter and 3rd-party airplane operations, largely in support of Nigeria's extensive oil and gas industry.

Parent organization/shareholders: Mofta West Africa (60%); & Canadian Helicopters (CHC) (40%).

Employees: 697 (including 111 Flight Crew (FC); 42 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 99 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: AJ. (ICAO) Code: NIG (Callsign - AEROLINE).

Main Base: Lagos Murtala Muhammed airport (LOS).

Hubs: Port Harcourt airport (PHC); Malabo airport (SSG); Benin Airport (BNI); Calabar airport (CBQ); & Abuja International airport (ABV).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Abuja; Benin City; Calabar; Lagos; Port Harcourt; & Warri.

International, scheduled destinations: Accra; & Malabo.

December 2012: Aero Contractors (NIG), which concentrates on servicing Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, launched daily flights on the domestic route from Abuja (ABV) to Calabar (CBQ) on December 1. Services on the route will be offered using (NIG)’s 737-500. Competition on the route comes from Arik Air (AKI)’s daily departures.

January 2013: (GE) Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) (GEF), announced the delivery of 2 leased 737-400s to new customer AeroContractors Company of Nigeria Limited. Deliveries were made in September and December to expand (NIG)’s fleet.

Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Aero Nigeria (NIG) operates a fleet of approximately 20 helicopters and 15 fixed-wing airplanes ranging from 50-seat turboprops to 737-400s. (NIG) provides scheduled and charter service to destinations in Nigeria and West Africa.

March 2013: Nigeria’s (CAA) has given Dana Air (DAV) permission to resume flights after temporarily suspending its license, although domestic carrier Aero Contractors (NIG) remains grounded.

Dana Air (DAV), which suffered a fatal MD-83 crash on approach to Lagos’ Muhammed Murtala Airport in June 2012, had its operations halted by the Nigerian (CAA) on March 16. “We are pleased to announce that Dana Air (DAV) has been given approval to resume flight operations with immediate effect,” Dana said. (NIG) re-launched operations March 19.

(DAV) was also banned immediately after the June crash, but the (NCAA) lifted the ban in September and (DAV) resumed operations in January.

In a separate case, the (NCAA) has also halted operations of the country’s second largest domestic airline, Aero Contractors (AERO) (NIG). The move followed several days of strike action by the airline’s workers. “Aero management apologizes for a lack of service. This is due to industrial action of some staff. Management is endeavoring to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and will further communicate on the website and through the media once this matter is resolved. We unreservedly apologize for the cease of operations and look forward to seeing you on board soon,” Aero Contractors said on its website.

According to local media reports, Aero Contractors initially suspended its own operations on March 15 due to the strike, but the (NCAA) has since stepped in and blocked the carrier from resuming flights pending technical checks.

Aero Contractors (AERO) (NIG) operates 737s and Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s to destinations including Accra, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri, Owerri, Uyo, Benin, Enugu, and Kano.

June 2013: Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 (4078, 5N-BPT - - SEE PHOTO - - "NIG-Dash 8-Q400 - 2013-06"), ex-Flybe (BEE) ex-(G-JEDN).

July 2013: 737-4MO (29203, N643JM), delivery.

July 2015: The Nigerian government on July 10 said it has no plan to ban Liberian airlines from coming into the country, following a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the West African nation.

A fresh case of Ebola was detected in Liberia, nearly 2 months after the West African country was declared free of the virus by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Liberian authorities are monitoring at least 100 people thought to have been in contact with a 17-year-old boy, Abraham Memaigar, who died on June 28 in Margibi County, Liberia.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Fan Ndubuoke said in Lagos, the country's commercial hub, that both inbound and outbound passengers were being screened for the virus by Port Health Officials.

He told reporters that the Ebola Prevention and Control was a collaborative effort by relevant agencies, saying adequate facilities were in place at the Port Health Office, where inbound and outbound passengers were adequately screened.

According to him, rather than banning the airlines, the various agencies have intensified necessary preventive measures at all the international airports in the country.

He assured the public and intending passengers that all government agencies were on their guard not to allow any passenger who refused to be screened into the country.

He added that the authority would not hesitate to sanction any airline that violated the mandatory screening at its various check points.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
NIG-737-322
NIG-737-3H9
NIG-737-4B7
NIG-737-500-SEP08
NIG-DHC-8-Q400 - 2013-07

August 2017:

0 737-222 (JT8D HK) (97-19075, /68 3D-AAJ), WET-LST (BGL) 2004-02. RTND. 12C, 96Y.

0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1136-23330, /85 YU-ANF), (JAT) LSD 2006-02. IN AERO COLORS. RTND. 124Y.

0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1171-23415, /85 YU-ANH), (JAT) WET-LSD 6 MTHS 2003-11. RTND 2004-11. 124Y.

0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1524-24140, YU-ANV), (JAT) WET-LSD 2004-11. RTND 2005-10. 124Y.

0 737-322 (CFM56-3) (1907-24669, 5N-BHY; 1913-24671, 5N-BHZ), EX-(UAL), AIRCASTLE LSD 2005-09. RTND.

2 737-4B7 (CFM56-3B2) (1845-24558, /90 5N-BIZ - SEE PHOTO; 1931-24873, /90 5N-BJA), EX-(AMW)/(USA), RPK CAPITAL LSD 2006-10. 12F, 132Y.

1 737-4MO (CFM56-3) (29203, N643JM), 2013-07. 12F, 132Y.

1 737-42C (CFM56-3C1) (2060-24232, /91 5N-BQB), 2012-03. 162Y.

2 737-400 (CFM56-3) (2012-09; 2012-12), (GEF) LSD. 162Y.

7 737-522 (CFM56-3C1) (2146-25383, /91 5N-BLH; 2179-25387, /91 5N-BLG; 2343-26672, /92 5N-BLE; 2345-26675, /92 5N-BLD, 2009-01; 2421-26692, /92 5N-BLC; 2423-26695, /92 5N-BKQ; 2485-26692, /93 5N-BKR - - SEE PHOTO - - "NIG-737-500-2008-09"), EX-(UAL)/(SBR) 2008-09. CRAMINGTON SVCS LSD 2008-08. 8F, 108Y.

0 DASH 8-Q102 (PW120A) (024, /86 5N-MGV). 37Y.

0 DASH 8-Q201 (547, 5N-), 2006-01.

0 DASH 8-Q311 (PW123) (216, /90 5N-EVD; 244, /90 5N-DAP; 266, /91 5N-BBM; 298, /92 5N-BFB; 300, /92 5N-BEH; 451, 5N-BJW, 2007-11). 216 RTND (SCH), TO CHC AIRWAYS, LST (BUQ) 2006-01. 46Y.

1 DHC-8-Q311 (PW123) (534, /99 5N-BJO), 2007-02. 50Y.

2 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-Q315 TWIN OTTER (PW123B) (608, /05 5N-BIA, 2005-09; 609, /06 5N-BIB; 634, /79 5N-AVG). 634; ST TURBO NORTH AVIATION 2008-03 AS (N933DR). 50Y.

1 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-Q400 (4078, 5N-BPT - - SEE PHOTO - - "NIG-DHC-8-Q400 - 2013-06"), EX-(G-JEDN), EX-(BEE) 2013-06.

1 HAWKER 800B (BAe 125) (TFE731-5R-1H) (258109, /88 5N-NPC), NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM LSD 1988-04. 8F, VIP.

Management:
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CECILIA IBRU, CHAIRPERSON.

KOEN NEVEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

ROY ILEGBODU, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO).

CHRIS HAMMOND, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).

DAPO OLUMIDE, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR/MANAGER FIXED WING (FW) OPERATIONS.

AKIN GEORGE, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER.

N H HAQUI, GENERAL MANAGER.

PATRICK OGUNLOWO, HEAD OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

ALLAN ANDERSON, MANAGER ROTARY WING (RW).

PETER WEISZ, TECHNICAL MANAGER FW & RW.

 
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