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Airlines

Name: IRS AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: YAV
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: ABUJA
Country: NIGERIA
Employees 17
Web:
Email: rrabiu@hotmail.com
Telephone: 234 1 95 32 60 71
Fax: 234-1-4979693
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
YAV-APR05-A
YAV-AUG05-A
YAV-NEWSDEC03
YAV-SEP04

Formed and started operations in 2002. Domestic and regional, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
188 Way, Wuse Zone 4, Office 532
Abuja, 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.

November 2004: F 100 (11297, 5N-COO), ex-US Airways (USA), delivery.

August 2005: 1 F28-4000 (11225, ZS-JAS), Airquarius (AQU) wet-leased.

September 2005: 4 F28-4000's (11167; 11169; 11181; 11182) bought from Horizon Air Industries.

May 2006: IRS Airlines (YAV) operates scheduled, domestic passenger jet airplane services.

(ICAO) Code: LVB (Callsign - SILVERBIRD).

Main Base: Abuja airport (ABV).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Abuja; Kano; Lagos; & Port Harcourt.

July 2007: ERJ-145XR (00987, 5H-PAU), ex-(PT-SKF), for Bauchi State Government operations.

March 2010: F 100 (11291, 5N-SMR), MAAS Aircraft leased, ex-(PH-MJN).

June 2012: Arik Air (AKI) and (IRS) Airlines (YAV) have both suspended their services to Kaduna (KAD) from Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS) (served by both) and Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport (ABV) (served by (YAV)) following a curfew imposed by authorities after a series of violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in the city.

Fleet:
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YAV-727-223
YAV-737
YAV-F 100

July 2012:

2 727-223 (JT8D-9A HK) (1121-20984, /75 5N-AKR "KHALIFA ISIYAKU RABIU;" 1250-21087, /77 5N-RIR "KHALIFA TSITAKU"), AEROSPACE LEASED. 12F, 126Y.

0 727-223 (JT8D-9A) (1459-21519, 5N-AKR), AEROSPACE LSD. RTND. 12F, 126Y.

1 737-200 (JT8D) (5N-BID (SEE PHOTO)).

0 747-238B (JT9D-7J) (260-21054, EK-74702; 310-21352, EK-74701), (AFG) WET-LSD FOR HADJ 2003-12. RTND 2004-04. 21352, EX-(AFG), J R INVESTMENT WET-LSD (AGAIN) 2005-01. RTND. 480Y.

4 F28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11167; 11169; 11181, 5N-; 11182, 5N-), BF HORIZON AIR INDUSTRIES 2005-09. 75Y.

4 F28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11190, /82 5N-SSZ; 11191, /82 ZS-GAV; 11183, /82; 11241, /87 5N-NCZ), 70Y.

1 F28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11225, /85 ZS-JAS), (AQU) WET-LSD 2005-08. 75Y.

1 F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11291, 5N-SMR), MAAS ACFT LSD 2010-02. EX-(PH-MJN). 12F, 85Y.

2 F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11295, /90 N860US; 11297, /90 5N-COO), EX-(USA) 2004-11. 12F, 85Y.

1 ERJ-145XR (00987, 5H-PAU), FOR BAUCHI STATE GOVT OPS 2007-07.

Management:
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ALHAJI ISIYAKU RABIU, CHAIRMAN.

FOLA AKINKUOTU, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (fola@micro.com.ng) (fkuotu@aol.com).

J OGUNDIMU, HEAD AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE.

 
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