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Friday, September 27, 2013

► FLEET UPDATE BULLETIN: Canadian Airways Congo, Sudan Airways, CEIBA Intercontinental, Westair Bénin, Kush Air, Petro Air.

The following is a fleet update bulletin for aircraft that are in use, have been in use or will be in use for these listed airlines: Canadian Airways Congo, Sudan Airways, CEIBA Intercontinental, Westair Bénin, Kush Air, Petro Air.

HiFly's A340-600 in service with CEIBA Intercontinental
  • Brazzaville-based Canadian Airways Congo has transferred its Ukrainian MD-82, (MSN 49278 | UR-WRE), operated for the airline by Ukraine's Bravo Air (BAY), onto the Congolese (Republic of) registry. According to reports at hand, the aircraft was re-registered as TN-AJL in the Congolese coastal city of Pointe Noire.
  • South Sudan's Kush Air (KUH) is set to take delivery of an Antonov An12 (unconfirmed MCN 9346302 | ST-KNS).
  • Equatorial Guinea's CEIBA Intercontinental (C2) has begun wet-leasing an A340-600, (MCN 383 | 9H-SEA), from Hi Fly Malta (HFM), the Maltese subsidiary of Portuguese ACMI specialists, Hi Fly (5K). ch-aviation says the aircraft is currently plying the airline's sole international route - a 3x weekly Malabo - Madrid Barajas service - in lieu of CEIBA's usual B777-200(LR), (MSN 40668 | CS-TQX). CS-TQX was recently requisitioned by Equatoguinean strongman, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for use on official business at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • Libyan Petroleum Charter operator, Petro Air (PEO), has ferried its Embraer 170 LR (MSN 170.00275 | 5A-PAA) from Misrata to Munich 
  • Sudan Airways (SD) has wet-leased an A310-300, (MCN 481 | JY-JAH), from Jordan Aviation (R5) ch-aviation has reported. While the airline does suffer from a shortage of equipment owing to a US trade embargo, it is currently unknown whether the lease is for Hajj charters, or for short/long-term operations
  • Westair Bénin (WH) has wet-leased a B737-200 Adv., (MSN 23912 | YU-ANP), from Serbian ACMI firm, Aviogenex (JJ). The aircraft was ferried to Cotonou on September 23 and will be used to service the Beninois carrier's regional West African network replacing a B737-400 previously wet-leased from Tailwind Airlines (TI) last winter.
Source [ch-aviation & skyliner.de]

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