|Founded||1969*, *as an air operator|
|Focus cities||Luanda, Hassi Messaoud, Juba|
|Headquarters||Zurich Airport Glattbrugg, Switzerland|
|Key people||Hugo Kopp, CEO|
Zimex Aviation Ltd. is an airline based in Glattbrugg, Switzerland. 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.
In October 1999, Zimex Aviation Group was sold to a Swiss investor group.
The Zimex Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (at August 2006):
- 12 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
- 5 Pilatus PC6 Turbo Porter
- 4 Raytheon Beech 1900D Airliner
- 2 Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400.
- "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"
- Criminal Occurrence description
- Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
- News releases: Viking Air Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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