Zimex Aviation

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Zimex Aviation
Zimex Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1969*, *as an air operator
Focus cities Luanda, Hassi Messaoud, Juba
Fleet size 22
Headquarters Zurich Airport Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Key people Hugo Kopp, CEO
Website http://www.zimex.ch/

Zimex Aviation Ltd. is an airline based in Glattbrugg, Switzerland.[1] It provides aircraft leases worldwide to the oil and mining industries and to humanitarian organisations. Its main base is at Oued Irara - Krim Belkacem Airport which is an airport serving Hassi Messaoud, a city in the Ouargla Province of eastern Algeria.


The airline was established and started operations in 1969.

On October 14, 1987, a Lockheed L-100-30 - a civilian variant of the military transport plane C-130 Hercules - was shot down in Angola. It was operated on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross.[2]

In October 1999, Zimex Aviation Group was sold to a Swiss investor group.


The Zimex Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (at August 2006):[3]

At the July 2010 Farnborough Air Show, Zimex took delivery of the first DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 produced by Viking Air.


  1. ^ "How to find us Archived October 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.." direct image link Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - Zimex Aviation. Retrieved on 8 December 2010. "Zimex Aviation Ltd. Cherstrasse 4 P.O. Box 8152 Glattbrugg Switzerland"
  2. ^ Criminal Occurrence description
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  4. ^ News releases: Viking Air Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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