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 14
Company slogan 40 years of experience[citation needed]
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 comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[3]

Zimex Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-200F 2
Beechcraft 1900D 1[4]
De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 10
Viking DHC-6-400 Twin Otter 1
Total 14

The Zimex Aviation fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of August 2006):[5]

  • 2 further De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
  • 5 Pilatus PC6 Turbo Porter
  • 3 further Beechcraft 1900D
  • 1 further Viking DHC-6-400 Twin Otter]].[6]

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. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33. 
  4. ^ "Zimex Aviation fleet details". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  6. ^ News releases: Viking Air Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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