African Aviation Regional issues that affect the numerous pilots who work in this area of the world.


Old 2nd Feb 2014, 19:35
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I haven't been on this site in about 3 years, so I'm pretty behind. I was a Herc & 727 FE for Transafrik from 1/89 to 12/95.
I saw some photos taken last February of all 5 of Transafrik's Hercs parked at Fujairah. Then, a few months later, I was told that they moved their Hercs and all their assets to Entebbe and that everything was for sale. Now, I've heard that 2 of them are flying.
So, here's my question. Where are they flying and for whom? Also, which airplanes are they?
Thanks in advance.

PS -- They also have 5 Boeings parked in South Africa and another derelict in Luanda.
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Old 3rd Feb 2014, 03:47
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Thumbs up

Planning on dusting off your FE bars???

Go well!!!

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Old 4th Feb 2014, 15:39
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No way!!! I haven't been near an airplane or an airport since 8/03. Was just curious about Transafrik's status. I'm sure Ed Koch & Joao Rodriguez don't give a about the company any more, having made all the money they could ever spend for the rest of their lives.
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 12:47
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Are they still around?

Just wondered if anyone knew if Transafrik were still around? Last I heard of them was after a mishap in Afganistan some years ago. I think they were operating on a Ugandan registration, but they have been a bit nomadic over the years?
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 12:13
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I don't think they're still around.
They had their AOC revoked around 2014.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 14:29
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Thought I hadn't heard about them for a while. It is odd that their website is still up and running

although it too looks a bit out of date!
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 14:46
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Ah Transafrik - fond memories Loki 95/99 a great bunch of crew.
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 16:58
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I flew on the 727s for them 2000 - 2001. You learned about stick and rudder flying. Too bad I never had a camera.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 13:18
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I can give you a quick update. Transafrik are operating in Afghanistan out of one of the main airbases. Having helped set up the operation and flying on a few missions they are doing good work out there. One of their L100's which is also the same one that appeared in the latest Entebbe film that was shooting in Malta.
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