Wednesday, May 8, 2013

► ZAMBIA: See Pics of Proflight Zambia's first B737-200Adv in company colours!

Proflight ZambiaDomestic Zambian operator, Proflight Zambia (P0), are set to deploy their first B737-200ADV (MCN 23472 | ZS-SMD), leased from South Africa's Star Air (BRH), into active service shortly.

The jet will initially be used on the airline's Lusaka - Livingstone and Lusaka - Ndola routes with hopes of later deploying the aircraft onto upcoming regional flights planned to Lilongwe, Malawi and Lubumbashi, Zambia.

Proflight Zambia's first B737-200Adv in Lusaka
Proflight Zambia's first B737-200Adv  (Proflight)
Meanwhile, the airline has named Captain Gerald Tembo as it's new Chief Pilot, replacing Captain Clive Shenton, who stepped down to become the airline’s Boeing Fleet Captain.
Capt. Tembo has been working in the aviation industry for over 25 years. He started his career with Flying Doctors Service in 1986 as a pilot flying Islander aircraft. Since then he has then flown for various companies in Zambia and in 1994 he starting flying the Presidential jet while also flying for Roan Air; in 1998 he became Chief Pilot for Zambian Airways and Head of Flight Operations.

Between 2010 and 2012 he worked for the Department of Civil Aviation before joining Proflight in 2012 as a Captain on the Jetstream 41 aircraft. Capt. Tembo is also a qualified 737-200 captain.
Proflight Zambia flies to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa and Kasama. The airline operates two 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft; three 18-seater Jetstream 32s; and two 12-seater Caravan C208s.