748 Air Services

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748 Air Services
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SVT[1] -
Founded 1994
Hubs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Fleet size 11
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Website http://www.748airservices.com/

748 Air Services is a charter airline operating in the passenger and cargo business. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya.[2]


The airline was established in 1995 by Ahmed Rashid Jibril, its first managing director. Its first aircraft was a Hawker Siddely 748 giving also the name of the company. The aircraft was used on a charter basis for relief and humanitarian organizations operating in remote areas of Sudan, Somalia, East Africa and Central Africa. The airline grew over the years and as of 2017 operated eleven aircraft.[3]


The 748 Air Services fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4]

748 Air Services Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8-100 7
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 2
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 2
Total 11

Previously operated[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In March 2003, a 748 Air Services Hawker Siddeley Andover, registration 3C-KKB, was damaged beyond repair when it crash landed at Rumbek Airport, in what was then Sudan but is now South Sudan, following an engine failure.[5]
  • In December 2009, a 748 Air Services British Aerospace 748-398 Srs. 2B, registration 5Y-YKM, was damaged when it suffered a runway excursion at Tonj Airport, in what was then Sudan but is now South Sudan. One of the occupants was killed, though he was alive after the plane came to a halt (I was an eyewitness, so I know what happened. I was the first to the scene of the crash. I spoke to some members of the crew while they were still inside the wreckage. I do not know how to cite myself on these pages. Almost all the newspaper articles were not completely accurate). A woman on the ground fainted and suffered minor injuries. I was an eyewitness[6]
  • On 17 February 2014, a 748 Air Services British Aerospace 748-371 Srs. 2B, registration 5Y-HAJ, was damaged beyond repair operating a domestic humanitarian aid cargo flight on behalf of the International Organization for Migration from Juba in South Sudan to Bentiu during the South Sudanese conflict. The aircraft landed at Bentiu Airport, veered off the runway and travelled across a ditch, then its wing hit two parked vehicles. One member of the aircraft's crew died and the other three were injured.[7][8]


  1. ^ Allocation not current in 2011
  2. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2010-01-04 at the Wayback Machine.." 748 Air Services. Retrieved on 27 June 2010.
  3. ^ "748 Air Services: Director". 748airservicesltd.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 19. 
  5. ^ "3C-KKB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Accident description". The Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Accident description". The Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Accident: 748 Air Services A748 at Bentiu on Feb 17th 2014, runway excursion". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 8 March 2018. 

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