Tuesday, February 19, 2013

► SOUTH AFRICA: See Pic of Air Zimbabwe's Airbus A320 in Johannesburg for maintenance checks.

Air ZimbabweOne of Air Zimbabwe's two Airbus A320s (Z-WPM) has been spotted at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport undergoing pre-entry-into-service checks. The aircraft is sporting a half finished livery (to put it mildly).

Air Zimbabwe Airbus A320 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Air Zimbabwe Airbus A320 in Johannesburg (MalcolmR)
According to Zimbabwean press reports, the aircraft is in Johannesburg for a bridging check and will be certified "in about five weeks time.

Apropos the rest of the airline's fleet, of its two Boeing 767s, one is operational for regional routes with the other undergoing service at a cost of USD400'000. Of their three Boeing 737s, one is operational with the two in need of service. 

Two of Air Zimbabwe's three MA-60s are now said to be in "operational order" though their deployment is uncertain.

Thanks to Martial Saugy.