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Monday, 18 August 2014

08/14 - Liberia - Ivory Coast - Ghana

Thanks to Jugs for more exotic logs from Western Africa.

01/08/14 - Abidjan

3D-RED Boeing 737-268CA (20575) Toumai Air Tchad, stored
6V-AFW Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-42-312 (117) ASECNA
9G-AEH Aerospatiale SA.365N Dauphin II (6065) IAS Helicopters
9G-AGL Boeing 737-4Q8(F) (25163) Air Ghana
N250SA Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (4697004) Tanya Hyjazi Trustee
OO-NHD Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6831) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
TU-GAA Ayres S2 (?)
TU-GAH Beech 1900C (?)
TU-LMD Zenith 701 (?)
TU-TCZ Beech 90 King Air (?) stored
TU-TFM Cessna 421B Golden Eagle Srs.II (421B-0860)
TU-THP Aerospatiale SA.365N Dauphin II (6066) IAS Helicopters
TU-TKJ Cessna 152 (82970)
TU-TLB Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior (28-7916443)
TU-TRB Beech B58 Baron (?)
TU-TRB
TU-TSR Swearingen SA226T Merlin III (T-239)
TU-TSR
TU-VAA Fokker 100 (11245) Ivory Coast Government, stored
TU-VAD Gulfstream 4 (1019) Ivory Coast Government
(TU-VHO) Mil Mi-24P (?) Ivory Coast Air Force, hangared
ZS-GAO Airbus A320-231 (67) Global Aviation/Air Cote d'Ivoire lease

01/08/14 - Accra

ZS-TBP Beech 1900D (UE-189) Money Aviation/Tullow Oil
ZS-TBP

01/08/14 - Monrovia-Roberts International

081772AT/UN-172 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 (?) Ukraine AF/United Nations
083133AT/UN-171 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 (?) Ukraine AF/United Nations
N173PA Grumman Gulfstream 3 (313) N173PA LLC/Phoenix Air Group
N747JX Grumman Gulfstream 2SP (33) Atlantic Jet Holdings Inc

01/08/14 - Monrovia-Spriggs Payne

A8-ZXB Piper PA-34 Seneca II (?) hangared wfu/stored
EL-CID Piper PA-23 Aztec (?) hangared wfu/stored
C-GGXS De Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (64) Trans Global Air
N146SP Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger (51490) Samaritans Purse
N4196V Cessna U206G Skywagon (U206-04091) hangared wfu/stored
N883SP Cessna 208B Caravan I (208B-0887) Samaritans Purse
OO-NHE Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6843) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHM Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6740) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
ZS-MMJ Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA Pty Ltd/UN

04/08/14 - Abidjan

UN-474 Mil Mi-24 (?) Ukraine AF/United Nations, overflight
UN-??? Mil Mi-24 (?) Ukraine AF/United Nations, overflight
4L-??? Antonov AN-26 (?) Air Sirin, departed

06/08/14 - Abidjan

GHF-695/UN-476 Mil Mi-171Sh (?) Ghana AF/United Nations

08/08/14 - Abidjan

N5616 Gulfstream 5 (616) WFBN/Haliburton

11/08/14 - Abidjan

3D-RED Boeing 737-268CA (20575) Toumai Air Tchad, stored
9G-GAS British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 31 (970) Gianair
F-HBXH Embraer ERJ-170STD (170.00307) Air Cote d'Ivoire
N250SA Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (4697004) Tanya Hyjazi Trustee
OO-NHE Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6843) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHM Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6740) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHN Eurocopter AS.365N Dauphin II (6783) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
TU-GAA Ayres S2 (?)
TU-HAC Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin II (6738) IAS Helicopters
TU-LMD Zenith 701 (?)
TU-TSN Airbus A319-112 (1429) Air Cote d'Ivoire
TU-TSR Swearingen SA226T Merlin III (T-239)

12/08/14 - Abidjan

5153 Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules (5153) French Air Force/ET02.061
9G-AEH Aerospatiale SA.365N Dauphin (6065)
9G-GAS British Aerospace 3201 (970) Gianair
A6-EBE Boeing 777-36NER (32788) Emirates
ET-APO Boeing 737-860(WL) (40963) Ethiopian Airlines
LX-UCV Boeing 747-4R7F (33827) Cargolux
OO-NHE Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin (6843) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHN Eurocopter AS.365N Dauphin II (6783) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHO Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin (6809) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
TU-TCH Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III (1067) IAS Helicopters
TU-TCM Aerospatiale SA.365C2 (5040) IAS Helicopters
TU-THD Aerospatiale AS.355F Ecureuil (5130) IAS Helicopters
TU-THL Bell 47G-2 (1488) IAS Helicopters
TU-THS Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (?) IAS Helicopters
TU-THT Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (?) IAS Helicopters
TU-THX Aerospatiale SA.365C2 (5072) IAS Helicopters
TU-TSG Beech 200 King Air (BB-616)
TU-TSH Beech B200 King Air (BB-1058)
ZS-BIL Boeing 737-277(A) (22650) Gryphon Airlines/Allegiance Air
ZS-SNJ Beech 1900D (UE-131) National Airways Corp (Pty)

14/08/14 - Abidjan

5Y-PTA De Havilland Canada DHC-8- (397) DAC Aviation International/United
ET-APK Boeing 737-860(WL) (40964) Ethiopian Airlines
HB-AFR Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-72- (195) Farnair Europe/DHL Worldwide
N250SA Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (4697004) Tanya Hyjazi Trustee
OD-MEC Airbus A330-243 (995) Middle East Airlines
SU-GCZ Boeing 737-866(WL) (35568) Egypt Air
TU-TSR Swearingen SA226T Merlin III (T-239)
TU-VAA Fokker 100 (11245) Ivory Coast Government
ZS-SNJ Beech 1900D (UE-131) National Airways Corp (Pty)

14/08/14 - Accra

5N-JEC Canadair CRJ-900 (15054) Arik Air
5Y-KYC Boeing 737-8AL(WL) (35071) Kenya Airways
9G-ABF Lockheed L-1329 JetStar II (5217) BF Jetair
9G-AEU Embraer 145LI (14500996) Africa World Airlines
9G-AXC Douglas DC-8-63(F) (45999) Meridian Airways
9G-AXD Douglas DC-8-63(F) (45927) Meridian Airways
9G-GAS British Aerospace 3201 (970) Gianair
9G-SBB British Aerospace 146-300 (E3123) Starbow Airlines
A6-EGO Boeing 777-31HER (35598) Emirates
EC-KAD Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-72- (171) Swiftair/Antrak
EC-LSN Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-72- (192) Swiftair/Antrak
ET-AOV Boeing 787-8 (34750) Ethiopian Airlines
G530 Fokker F28-3000 (11125) Ghana Air Force
N199DN Boeing 767-332ER(WL) (28456) Delta Air Lines
N287DL Canadair CL600S Challenger (1065) 1065 Holding Inc
TT-ABF Hawker Beechcraft Corp Hawker (HA-0048) Chad Government
ZS-RSM MBB-Kawasaki BK.117B-1 (7216) Helibip (Pty) Ltd

14/08/14 - Takoradi

9G-AEQ Sikorsky S-76 (unknown) Petroleum Helicopters Inc
9G-NHH Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin (6891) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
G952 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G953 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G954 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G956 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G957 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G958 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
G961 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin (?) Ghana Air Force
N5435V Sikorsky S-76A (760158) Petroleum Helicopters Inc
N718P Keystone Helicopter/Sikorsky S-76C (760686) Petroleum Helicopters Inc
OO-NHE Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin (6843) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
OO-NHY Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin (6754) Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen
ZS-TBP Beech 1900D (UE-189) Money Aviation/Tullow Oil

15/08/14 - Abidjan

3D-RED Boeing 737-268CA (20575) Toumai Air Tchad
A6-EBN Boeing 777-36NER (32791) Emirates
TJ-QCB Boeing 737-7BD(WL) (33920) Camair LLC
TU-TCH Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III (1067) IAS Helicopters
TU-THM Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (1926/C559) IAS Helicopters
TU-THT Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (?) IAS Helicopters
TU-TSG Beech 200 King Air (BB-616)
TU-TSR Swearingen SA226T Merlin III (T-239)
ZS-GAO Airbus A320-231 (67) Global Aviation/Air Cote d'Ivoire

15/08/14 - Accra

5N-FGW GulfstreamG550 (5310) Nigerian Air Force
5N-MJK Boeing 737-76N(WL) (30830) Arik Air
9G-AET Embraer 145LI (14500992) Africa World Airlines
9G-SBB British Aerospace 146-300 (E3123) Starbow Airlines
D-ASTB Airbus A319-112 (4691) Gambia Bird Airlines
EC-LSN Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-72- (192) Swiftair/Antrak
EC-LYJ Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-72- (468) Swiftair/Antrak
G520 Fokker F27-600 (10505) Ghana Air Force
G525 Fokker F27-400M (10520) Ghana Air Force
G530 Fokker F28-3000 (11125) Ghana Air Force
N287DL Canadair CL600S Challenger (1065) 1065 Holding Inc
TU-TSB Airbus A319-115LR (2228) Air Cote d'Ivoire
TZ-RCA Canadair CRJ-200ER (7392) Air Mali

16/08/14 - Abidjan

5Y-KYF Boeing 737-86N(WL) (35637) Kenya Airways
9G-AEH Aerospatiale SA.365N Dauphin (6065) IAS Helicopters
A6-EBM Boeing 777-31HER (34482) Emirates
ET-ALZ Boeing 757-231 (30319) Ethiopian Airlines
F-HBXH Embraer 170 (170.00307) Air Cote d'Ivoire
SU-GCO Boeing 737-866(WL) (35561) Egypt Air
TU-TCH Aerospatiale SA.316 Alouette III (1067) IAS Helicopters
TU-THL Bell 47G-2 (1488) IAS Helicopters
TU-THM Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (1926/C559) IAS Helicopters
TU-THM
TU-THS Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (?) IAS Helicopters
TU-THW Sud Aviation SE.3160 Alouette (1462) IAS Helicopters
TU-TLB Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee (28-7916443) Aeroclub d'Abidjan
TU-TRM Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette (1213/M126) IAS Helicopters
TU-TSA Airbus A319-115LR (2213) Air Cote d'Ivoire
TU-TSB Airbus A319-115LR (2228) Air Cote d'Ivoire
TU-TSN Airbus A319-112 (1429) Air Cote d'Ivoire
TZ-RCA Canadair CRJ-200ER (7392) Air Burkina

18/08/14 - Abidjan

TU-T?? Cessna 188 Ag-Wagon (?)
TU-T?? Cessna 188 Ag-Wagon (?)
Cessna 188s

19/08/14 - Abidjan

9G-AGL Boeing 737-4Q8(F) (25163) Air Ghana
9G-ASG British Aerospace 3202 Jetstream 32 (795) Gianair
A6-ENE Boeing 777-31HER (35603) Emirates
ET-ALZ Boeing 757-231 (30319) Ethiopian Airlines
F-GSPC Boeing 777-228ER (29004) Air France
LX-VCV Boeing 747-4R7F (34235) Cargolux
OD-MED Airbus A330-243 (926) Middle East Airlines
R217/64-GQ Aerospatiale C.160R Transall (220) French Air Force, on maint
SU-GDE Boeing 737-866(WL) (35569) Egypt Air
T.10-08/31-05 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (4835) Spanish Air Force
TU-TFM Cessna 421B Golden Eagle Srs.II (421B-0860)
TU-VHP IAR 330L Puma (unknown) Ivory Coast Air Force
TZ-RCA Canadair CRJ-200ER (7392) Air Burkina
ZS-MMJ Beech 1900D (UE-92) Balmoral Central Contracts SA Pty/United Nations