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7JetSet7 Code: TLR
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
Country: LIBYA
Employees 27
Telephone: +218 21 444 4014
Fax: +218 21 361 0604

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Formed in 1996. Sister company of Tibesti Aviation/formerly Air Libya Tibesti. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

PO Box 4315
Tripoli, Libya

Libya (Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) was established in 1951, covers an area of 1,759,540 sq km, its population is 6 million, its capital city is Tripoli, and its official language is Arabic.

February 2005: 727-2D6 (22374), and 2 737-2D6s (22765; 22766), Air Algerie (ALG) leased.

December 2008: Air Libya (TLR) operates domestic flights in support of oil-field operations and provides locust control and agricultural spraying services.

(IATA) Code: 7Q - 033. (ICAO) Code: TLR (Callsign - AIR LIBYA).

Main Base: Tripoli International Airport (TIP).

Hub: Benghazi Benina airport (BEN).

1 B AE 146-300 (E3191, 5A-DKQ), ex-(G-JEBD).

December 2011: Following the resolution of major problems in the country, Air Libya (Benghazi) has acquired 727-2D6 (22374, 5A-DKV) from Aur Algerie (ALG) - - SEE PHOTO - - "TLR-727-2D6 - 2011-12."

November 2012: Tailwind Airlines (TWI) has wet-leased its 737-4Q8 (25107, TC-TLA) to Air Libya (TLR) allowing its Libyan partner to increase scheduled services. The two carriers had already worked together with Tailwind (TWI) operating up to two 737-4Q8s on behalf of Air Libya (TLR) prior to the civil war in Libya.

September 2013: Chapman Freeborn and Air Libya (TLR) have formed a partnership to fly cargo in Libya using an Antonov An-26 freighter, which will be based at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport on a long-term lease agreement.

The venture will introduce internal scheduled services to connect Tripoli and Benghazi with Libya’s more remote airfields (including regular operations to the oil fields in the south of the country).

The An-26 (which offers a 5.5 ton payload) will be available for ad hoc cargo charter requirements within Libya as well as international flights to and from the European Union (EU) and North Africa. “The venture will provide much needed logistics solutions in a country where few international aviation companies are currently willing to invest in establishing services,” Chapman Freeborn said. “It will also provide a viable alternative to sea freight routes to and from Europe which have been subject to high rates.”

August 2014: The Tunisian Ministry of Transport has banned all flights originating from Libyan airports from its airspace until further notice over security concerns. Since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, central government control in Libya has steadily weakened, with rival groups battling for control of the oil-rich North African nation. The situation has worsened in recent months, with effectively a full-scale civil war now raging between several factions.

The main airport in the capital, Tripoli, has been the scene of some of the heaviest fighting, with reports and images from the scene indicating that several airplanes belonging to the two national carriers (Libyan Airlines (LAA) and Afriqiyah Airways (AQY)) have been destroyed or damaged. Islamist rebels were reported to have gained control of the facility.

According to multiple media reports, the decision to ban flights from Libya, followed warnings from foreign intelligence agencies that rebels might attempt to use airplanes captured at Tripoli as suicide bombs.

December 2014: All airlines from Libya have been added to the European Commission (EC)’s aviation safety list, also known as the "airline blacklist," subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union (EU).

The updated (EU) Air Safety List now includes Libya, but otherwise remains unchanged, with no countries removed from the list in this update.

(EU) Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc said: “Recent events in Libya have led to a situation whereby the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is no longer able to fulfill its international obligations with regard to the safety of the Libyan aviation sector. My priority in aviation is passenger safety, which is non-negotiable, and we stand ready to help the Libyan aviation sector as soon as the situation on the ground will allow for this.”

Bulc said she was pleased to see that “progress has been made in a number of countries whose carriers are on list, notably the Philippines, Sudan, Mozambique, and Zambia. Hopefully, this progress can lead to a positive decision in the future.”

The updated air safety list includes all airlines certified in 21 states, for a total of 308 airlines fully banned from (EU) skies: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon (with the exception of three airlines that operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia (with the exception of five airlines), Kazakhstan (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines (with the exception of two airlines), Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sudan, and Zambia. The list also includes two individual airlines: Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname) and Meridian Airways ((CPB) (Ghana), for an overall total of 310 airlines.

The list also includes 10 airlines that may only operate into the (EU) using specific aircraft types. These are Air Astana (AKZ) (Kazakhstan), Afrijet (FRJ), Gabon Airlines and SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (KOY) (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Airlift International (AGH) (Ghana), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (IRN), TAAG Angolan Airlines (ANG) and Air Madagascar (MAD).

The (EU) air safety list covers airlines that are either considered to be unable to respect international aviation safety standards, or whose Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA)s are deemed unable to provide the necessary safety oversight as foreseen by international aviation safety rules. Some are banned outright from operating to the (EU), while others can only do so under very strict conditions. The list also serves as a tool to warn the traveling public, when traveling in other parts of the world.

The (EU) air safety committee, which draws up the list, consists of aviation safety experts from the Commission, each of the 28 member states of the Union, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

January 2015: Aerovista (AEV) has placed four airplanes with two Libyan carriers. (AEV) has placed a Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 with Air Libya (TLR), which specializes in charters for the North African nation’s oil and gas sector. It also undertakes a number of scheduled and ad hoc charters.

(AEV) said the 737-300 “is on a (ACMI) wet-lease project operating scheduled flights within the region.” The 737-500, meanwhile, is based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, as part of a joint venture (JV) with Air Libya (TLR) and is available for charters.

Aerovista (AEV) is also supplying Afriqiyah Airways (AQY) with two Airbus A320-200s. The A320s are operating under the air operator’s certificate (AOC) and operational control of (AEV)’s subsidiary, Vista Georgia (AJD).

One airplane will operate flights for (AQY) from Turkey, the second from Jordan. The latter airplane will initially operate in the Middle East region, but may extend its field of operations to European destinations.

Like all Libyan carriers, Afriqiyah (AQY) is banned from European Union (EU) airspace. Using an airplane under a Georgian (AOC) would allow it to operate into (EU) airports.

Aerovista (AEV) declined to provide further details of the operations being undertaken by the four airplanes.


Click below for photos:

April 2016:

1 727-2D6 (JT8D-15A HK) (1711-22374, /81 5A-DKV), (ALG) LSD 2005-02. BF (ALG) 2011-12 - - SEE PHOTO - - "TLR-727-2D6 - 2011-12." 18F, 129Y.

2 737-2D6 (JT8D-15A HK) (22765; 853-22766, /82 5A-DKY), (ALG) LSD 2005-02. 12F, 89Y.

1 737-300 (CFM56-3C1), AEROVISTA (AEV) WET-LSD 2015-01.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2526-25107, /93 TC-YLA), (ILF) LSD, (TWI) WET-LSD 2012-11. 168Y.

1 737-500 (CFM56-3C1) AEROVISTA (AEV) WET LSD 2015-01.

1 B AE 146-300 (E3191, 5A-DKQ), EX-(G-JEBD) 2008-12.

1 F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11445, /93 PK-RGE), WET-LST (ESJ), IN AIR LIBYA COLORS & TITLES. 100Y.

1 CESSNA 402C II (TSIO-520-VB) (0089, /79 5A-DKZ), 9Y.

1 CESSNA 421C (GTSIO-520-L) (0142, /76 5A-DBM), 7Y.

1 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (37308809, /73 EK-46630), 48Y.

1 AN-26.

1 + 4 ORDERS AN-140.

1 IL-76 MD.

1 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (496, /81 4L-85496), EX-(GEI), 18C, 126Y.

5 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9310726, /73 EX-87250; 9420434, /74 EX-87412; 9420235, /74 5A-DKK; 9720853, /77 EX-88270; 9640951, /76 UR-BWH), 32Y.

2 YAK-40K (AI-25) (9631149, /76 5A-DKJ; 9841659, /79 5A-DKM), 32Y, OR COMBI F.



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