Tuesday, November 6, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia issued AOC; to start ops to Harare in due course.

Proflight ZambiaProflight Zambia (P0), a private Zambian outfit, have at long last been granted their Aircraft Operational Certificate (AOC) by the Zambian Department of Civil Aviation, which will allow them to launch regional services to Harare, Zimbabwe amongst others.

Proflight had originally planned to launch regional flights from their hub in Lusaka, Zambia to Lubumbashi, DRC and Harare, Zimbabwe in  June 2012, but were forced to put off the routes pending the issuance of the AOC.

Proflight Zambia's executive team
Proflight Zambia's executive team (Proflight)
"A team of Proflight senior management led by Capt. Lemba, has been working on stringent compliance requirements, which cover every aspect of its business, from customer service, flight training to quality control and maintenance engineering, for three years.
The airline had to meet a rigorous five-phase inspection procedure that included compilation of 18 manuals amounting to over 2,000 pages based on a European mode, a more stringent measure than the ICAO minimum requirement.
Proflight also underwent a 42-day audit during which a team of three inspectors from ICAO and four from Zambia’s department of civil aviation shadowed the operations of the airline."

The Lusaka-based airline celebrated its 21st birthday this year, having started operations in 1991. Proflight operates a diverse fleet including Beechcraft Barons, Britten-Norman Islanders, various Cessnas and various BAe Jetstreams to an extensive network around Zambia.