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Airlines

Name: AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: ZAB
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 60
Web: aiaflycargo.com
Email: aia@aiaflycargo.com
Telephone: +27 11 397 2054
Fax: +27 11 397 2269
Sita: LGWIPXH
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
ZAB-APR04
ZAB-MAP-FEB09

ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1985. CHARTER, INTERNATIONAL, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE OPERATIONS.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 1256
JOHANNESBURG 1627, SOUTH AFRICA

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

ADDRESS:
1 THE BRUNEL CENTRE
NEWTON ROAD
CRAWLEY, SUSSEX RH10 9TU, GREAT BRITAIN

FEBRUARY 1995: OFFICES IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA AND LONDON GATWICK (CRAWLEY). BASED AT MATSAPHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SWAZILAND, SOUTH AFRICA, AND LONDON GATWICK (LGW).

OWNED BY P & M CORBIN. UK COMPANY, INTAVIA ASSISTS IN PROVIDING THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF (ZAB).

CARGO OPERATOR TO SWAZILAND. CARGO DC-8 OPERATOR TO SWAZILAND.

RETIRED DC-8-55 (278-45854, /66 50 17), EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), TO BE USED FOR PARTS.

MAY 1998: African International Airways (ZAB) contracted cargo airplanes were provided for Alitalia's (ALI) sub-services for 11 years until 1966 and subsequently for short term periods to South African Airways (SAA), Air Gabon (GBN); and latterly to British Airways World Cargo. UK company Intavia assists in providing the day to day management of (ZAB).

STAGE 3, NOISE NACELLES INSTALLED ON DC-8-54JT, (45886), EX-UNITED (UAL).

APRIL 1999: 36 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 24 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: LGWCSAG.

APRIL 2000: 36 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 24 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: LGWCSAC.

(aia@intavia.co.uk).

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 DC-8-55F (45803, 3D-AIA), EX-CORT AND ASSOCIATES.

APRIL 2001: PROVIDES SUPPLEMENTARY CONTRACT, AIRPLANE CAPACITY TO
SCHEDULED CARRIERS, INCLUDING ALITALIA (ALI) FOR LAST 11 YEARS, & SHORTER PERIODS TO SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA), AIR GABON (GBN) AND CURRENTLY TO BRITISH AIRWAYS WORLD CARGO (BAB).

MAIN BASE AT LONDON MANSTON AIRPORT. 36 EMPLOYEES.

JANUARY 2002: 1 DC-8-62F (46098, 3D-AIA), EX-KITTY HAWK (KHC).

MARCH 2002: SITA: LGWIPXH.

MAIN BASE: KENT INTERNATIONAL MANSTON AIRPORT (MSE).

HUB: JOHANNESBURG JAN SMUTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JNB).

OWNERS: P AND M CORBIN (100%).

June 2003: 36 employees.

July 2005: 1 DC-8-62F (46110, 3D-AJG), ex-Arrow Air (ARW).

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 African International Airlines (ZAB).

The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. 2 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.

April 2007: African International Airways (ZAB) is a privately owned carrier licensed by the South African civil aviation authority as an international all-cargo carrier. Provides international cargo jet airplane charter services.

60 employees (including 28 Flight Crew (FC), & 10 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(ICAO) Code: AIN (Callsign - FLY CARGO).

Parent organization/shareholders: P J M Corbin, J L Warburton McBride (76%); & Intavia (24%).

Main Base: Kent International - Manston Airport (MSE).

Hubs: Ostend International airport (OST); & Johannesburg O R TAMBO International airport (JNB).

July 2007: DC-8-62F (46110) sold to TransAir Cargo (TCS) as (9Q-CJG).

November 2007: DC-8-54F (45802), sold to Espace Aviation Service (ESC) as (9Q-CTA).

November 2009: DC-8-62F (46098, ZS-OSI) to Stars Away International (STW) after being painted at Cape Town with "www.saiflycargo.com" on fuselage.

July 2010: African International Airways (ZAB) is a privately owned carrier licensed by the South African civil aviation authority as an international all-cargo carrier. Provides international cargo jet airplane charter services.

60 employees (including 28 Flight Crew (FC), & 10 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(ICAO) Code: AIN (Callsign - FLY CARGO).

Parent organization/shareholders: P J M Corbin, J L Warburton McBride (76%); & Intavia (24%).

Main Base: Kent International - Manston Airport (MSE).

Hubs: Ostend International airport (OST); & Johannesburg O R TAMBO International airport (JNB).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
ZAB
ZAB-DC-8-54F

September 2017:

1 DC-8-54F (JT3D-3B HK) (247-45802, /66 3D-AFR; 283-45886, /66; 410-46012, /68 ZS-PAE), EX-(UAL). 46012 RTRD 2006-05. 45802 ST ESPACE AVIATION SERVICES (ESC) 2007-11. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-8-55F (JT3D-3B HK) (229-45803, /65 3D-AIA), EX-(CKF) 2000-11. FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-55 (278-45854, /66 50 17), EX-(JAL), PARTED OUT.

1 DC-8-62F (JT3D-3B HK) (379-45986, /68 ZS-OZV), UNITED CAPITAL LSD 2003-03. FREIGHTER.

1 DC-8-62F (JT3D-3B HK) (487-46110, /69 3D-AJG), EX-(ARW) 2005-07. ST TRANSAIR CARGO (TCS) 2007-07 AS (9Q-CJG). FREIGHTER.

0 DC-8-62F (JT3D-3B HK) (516-46098, /70 ZS-OSI), EX-(CKF), (KCO) LSD. RTND & LST (STW) 2009-11. FREIGHTER.

Management:
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P J M CORBIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

ALAN STOCKS, DIRECTOR.

BERNARD KEAY, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

COLIN LILLEY, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (LGWIPXH), (its@intavia.co.uk) CRAWLEY.

JOHN DOBBIN, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (LGWIPXH) (its@intavia.co.uk).

 
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