Enimex

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Enimex
IATA
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ICAO
ENI
Callsign
ENIMEX
Founded 1994
Ceased operations 2008
Parent company Enimex Limited
Headquarters Tallinn, Estonia
Website http://www.enimex.ee/

Enimex was an airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. It operated cargo and passenger charter flights, and wet lease operations worldwide. Its main base was Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.[1]

History[edit]

Antonov An-72 of Enimex at Euroairport in 2001.

The airline was established and started operations on 26 September 1994.[1] In March 2006, Estonia's Civil Aviation Administration cancelled the Enimex licence for passenger flights. Enimex's Antonov An-72 aircraft had been used for scheduled passenger flights in Finland, but were regarded by the authorities as not intended for passengers. The passenger licence had apparently been granted by Estonian authorities "by mistake", but it had not been cancelled before, because the planes had not been used for scheduled passenger flights. As a result Soder Airlines had to cancel its flights to Finnish Lapland because the plane operated by Enimex was also denied permission to carry passengers by the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority.[2]

Fleet[edit]

The all white Enimex livery of Antonov An-72 ES-NOG.

During its existence Enimex operated following aircraft:[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

There have been two accidents involving passenger fatalities on Enimex, with a total of 4 fatalities:

  • 23 November 2001 − ELK Airways flight 1007 operated by Enimex the Antonov AN-28 ES-NOV on the attempt to land on Kärdla Airport in bad weather crashed into trees about 1.5 km from the Airport. Of the 14 passengers and 3 crew on board, 2 passengers were killed. The investigation determined that the cause of the accident was pilot error.[4][5]
  • 21 April 2002 – Antonov An-72 ES-NOP crashed while attempting to land at Wamena, Indonesia. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written-off.[6]
  • 10 February 2003 − Antonov AN-28 ES-NOY on a regular cargo flight from Tallinn to Helsinki, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tallinn's Lennart Meri Airport. The aircraft came to rest about 300 meters from the runway. Two of the three crew members on board were killed.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flight International 3 April 2007
  2. ^ Helsingin Sanomat 14 March 2006
  3. ^ aviation-safety.net. "Accident description". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ aviation-safety.net. "Accident description". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Postimees. "Hiiumaa lennuõnnetus kellelegi kriminaalkaristust kaasa ei toonud". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ aviation-safety.net. "Accident description". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Antonov 28 ES-NOY Tallinn-Ulemiste Airport (TLL)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Peterson, Toomas. "Lennuõnnetus Tallinna lennuväljal". http://www.ecaa.ee (in Estonian). Lennuamet. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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