Wimbi Dira Airways

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Wimbi Dira Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
9C WDA WIMBI DIRA
Founded2003
HubsN'djili Airport
Fleet size1
Destinations12
HeadquartersKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Key peopleDavid Mavinga (General Manager)

Wimbi Dira Airways was a scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo airline based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It serves the country's main cities. As of May 2014 all of their planes were reported to be in storage.[1][2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 2003 and operations started on 13 August 2003. The company is managed by David Mavinga (General Manager) and employed 270 staff.

Banned Airline Status[edit]

This airline appears on the E.U. list of prohibited carriers. This means that it may not operate operations of any kind within the European Union community. This is due the airline not meeting the safety standards set out by the European Union.[3]

Services[edit]

Domestic scheduled destinations to (as of July 2010):

Fleet[edit]

As of March 2012, Wimbi Dira Airways has no active aircraft in their fleet, all have either been leased out or withdrawn. Wimbi Dira Airways has been operating the following aircraft: [4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 4 October 2005 an Antonov 12V (9Q-CWC) departed Kisangani Airport with around 100 D. R. Congolese soldiers. The aircraft had a hard landing at Aru Airport, causing the landing gear to penetrate the cabin. During the evacuation two passengers ran into the still-operating propellers; both of the passengers died as a result.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planespotters.net, http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Wimbi-Dira-Airways
  2. ^ "Airlines based in Congo, DR: Wimbi Dira Airways". www.airlineupdate.com. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  3. ^ List of banned E.U. air carriers
  4. ^ "ATDB.aero aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank". aerotransport.org. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  5. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Antonov 12 9Q-CWC Aru Airport". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2017-08-16.

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