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Name: TRANSAIR CARGO
7JetSet7 Code: TSC
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: GERMISTON
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 130
Web: transair-cargo.com
Email: info@transair-cargo.com
Telephone: 94 56 43
Fax: 94 44 36
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997. BASED AT RAND AIRPORT, GERMISTON. DOMESTIC & REGIONAL, CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1910. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE: AFRIKAANS & ENGLISH. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1.12M SQ KM. THE POPULATION IS 44 MILLION. THE CAPITAL CITY IS PRETORIA.

JANUARY 1998: FLYS AD HOC CHARTERS WITH 1 707-123B, AND 1 DC-8-55F. 707 IS CONFIGURED FOR PARTIAL PASSENGER & FREIGHT.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 707-123B (19335) ACS, TANZANIA (TNZ) LEASED. 707 & DC-8, REGISTERED IN LIBERIA.

APRIL 1999: NEW NAME IS "TAC AIR SERVICES" (WAS "TRANSAIR CARGO").

JUNE 1999: 727-35 (19833), & 727-123 (19839), SOLD BY IBIS (CAPRICORN) (CPR) TO TRANSAIR CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO.

JULY 2000: FORMS NEW SUBSIDIARY, TRANSAIR BENIN, BASED AT COTONOU, BENIN (transairbenin@firstnet.bj).

FLIES LEASED 727-35, TO ABIDJAN, BAMAKO, DAKAR, NIAMEY, OUGADOUGOU, AND POINTE NOIRE (2/WEEK), & 1 LET 410 FLIES TO NATITINGOU, AND PARAKOU (WEEKLY).

AUGUST 1999: 707-123B SOLD TO EAST AIR, SWAZILAND, RSA.

JANUARY 2001: 2 AN-26's (97307809, ER-AFR; 47302001, TN-AGI) FOR TRANS AIR CONGO OPERATIONS.

JULY 2001: 130 EMPLOYEES FOR TRANS AIR CONGO.

(http://www.transaircongo.net). (tac10@calva.com).

1 727-228 (20411, C5-DMB), BIN MAHFOOZ (BMV) WET-LEASED TO TRANS AIR CONGO.

May 2002: 727-294 (A6-SAA), Nova Gulf (NGU) wet-leased to Trans Air Benin.

March 2006: The European Union (EU) banned 92 airlines, most of them based in Africa, from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.

The ban applies to cargo and passenger carriers from Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Liberia judged to have an "inadequate system for regulatory oversight" or insufficient safety standards. It will be enforced by all 25 (EU) nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.

The flight ban applies to TransAir Cargo (TCS)/(TSC).

The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. Two airlines each from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed as well.

Lesser restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Buraq Air from Libya, which will be able to operate flights if they use certain planes that have met safety requirements, the European Commission (EC) said.

Fleet:
(definitions)

March 2006:

0 707-123B (JT3D-3B) (593-19335, /67 47 22), EX-(AAL), ACS TANZANIA ST EAST AIR, SWAZILAND 1999-08, DESTROYED 2002-07.

0 727-35 (JT8D-7B) (486-19833, /67 68 48, TN-AFY), EX-(CPR) 1999-06, OPS FOR (TSG), WET-LST TRANS AIR BENIN 2000-11, 19833 PARTED OUT AT JOHANNESBURG 2003-07. 10F, 108Y.

1 727-123 (JT8D-7B) (542-19839, /68 68 49, TN-AFZ), EX-(CPR) 1999-06, OPS FOR (TSG), 10F, 108Y.

1 727-228 (JT8D) (847-20411, C5-DMB), (BMV) WET-LSD, (TSG) OPS 2001-07.

0 727-294 (JT8D) (1559-22043, A6-SAA), (NGU) WET-LSD, TRANS AIR BENIN OPS 2002-05, RTND (NGU) 2002-12.

1 DC-4 (10413, /44).

1 DC-6B (728, /56).

2 DC-6BF (805-45201, /57).

1 AEROSPATIALE CARAVELLE 11R.

2 GULFSTREAM I.

1 AN 12BP (AI-20M) (9346504, /69 TN-AGK), FREIGHTER.

1 AN 24B (AI-24) (07306103, /70 RA-46380), AQUALINE LSD. 44Y.

2 AN 24RV (AI-24VT) (27308208, /72 RA-46995; 17307003, /71 7811), TRANS AIR CONGO OPS. 48Y.

2 AN-26 (97307809, ER-AFR; 47302001, TN-AGI), FOR (TSG) CONGO OPS 2001-01.

1 LET 410 (M-601D) (781116, TN-AGD), LST TRANS AIR BENIN 2000-11, 17Y.

1 YAK 42D (D-36) (4520422016196, /90 RA-42382), TROICA LSD, 120Y.

Management:
(definitions)

J P LEMAIRE, PRESIDENT.

BASSAM ELHAGE, (CEO) TRANS AIR CONGO.

JACQUES LEMAIRE, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER.

SEAN MURPHY, MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES.

WALTER EGLI, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE.

JOHN BYRNE, MANAGER MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.

 
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