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Air Zimbabwe getting new aeries

Unread post by thelsa » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:01 am

Zim govt 'to acquire 15 planes from Malaysia to resuscitate ailing Air Zimbabwe' – report
2017-12-12

Harare – The Zimbabwe government is reportedly set to acquire at least 15 planes as part of efforts to resuscitate the country's struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe.
According to state owned Herald newspaper, the planes were set to be purchased from Malaysia.
The report quoted Transport and Infrastructure Minister Joram Gumbo as saying that the new planes were going to be bought through a public-private partnership.
Said Gumbo: "The Civil Aviation Authority is on the verge of acquiring 15 new air planes from Malaysia under a lease agreement. The deal was penned between government and a private company DIDG, a consortium of business partners from the diaspora."
Gumbo said that the agreement would be renewed every five years.
Air Zimbabwe was reeling under a $330m debt and its balance sheet was in a bad state, the report said.
Gumbo admitted last month that the national airline was running "noisy aircraft' and that it was "ailing".
The minister said at the time that Air Zimbabwe was "not doing very well".
In May reports said that the airline and several other airlines were barred from flying to Europe over safety concerns.

Source : News 24

Shall we send some SAA Board members there to learm how they manage to do it while the SAA is just burning money and asking and getting more and more ?
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Re: Air Zimbabwe getting new aeries

Unread post by airbusa346 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:19 pm

What happened to the Zimbabwe Airways 777?
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Unread post by African Flyer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:24 pm

When did Zim Airways have a 777?

Thelsa, any speculation on what type of aircraft they're going to acquire? Airbus, Boeing?
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Unread post by airbusa346 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:30 pm

African Flyer wrote:When did Zim Airways have a 777?

Thelsa, any speculation on what type of aircraft they're going to acquire? Airbus, Boeing?
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Zimbabwe ... ER/4430757 They were planning to lease 4 of them but I guess it fell through.
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Unread post by Johan7720 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:31 pm

Is Malaysia not where Bob has his pension stashed?
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Unread post by GLF4 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 pm

The B772's were supposed to be leased from Malaysian, so maybe deal back on. Believe it when I see it on final 03R at JNB.
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Unread post by African Flyer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:11 pm

Johan7720 wrote:Is Malaysia not where Bob has his pension stashed?
Apparently so. Not sure if he has houses there but I know he has a private island in Indonesia too
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Unread post by African Flyer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:13 pm

airbusa346 wrote:
African Flyer wrote:When did Zim Airways have a 777?

Thelsa, any speculation on what type of aircraft they're going to acquire? Airbus, Boeing?
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Zimbabwe ... ER/4430757 They were planning to lease 4 of them but I guess it fell through.
That's actually a nice livery. Looks good. But yeah like GLF4, I'll believe it when I see them
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Unread post by ERASER » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:43 am

IIRC, Air Zimbabwe is the current state airline, under uncle Bob would have gone under with debt and all. Zimbabwe Airways was a new start up by Uncle Bob's family, registered in Mauritius. Their fleet would have been 4 x ex MH B772's.
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Unread post by Insane » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:28 pm

thelsa wrote:Zim govt 'to acquire 15 planes from Malaysia to resuscitate ailing Air Zimbabwe' – report
2017-12-12

Harare – The Zimbabwe government is reportedly set to acquire at least 15 planes as part of efforts to resuscitate the country's struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe.
According to state owned Herald newspaper, the planes were set to be purchased from Malaysia.
The report quoted Transport and Infrastructure Minister Joram Gumbo as saying that the new planes were going to be bought through a public-private partnership.
Said Gumbo: "The Civil Aviation Authority is on the verge of acquiring 15 new air planes from Malaysia under a lease agreement. The deal was penned between government and a private company DIDG, a consortium of business partners from the diaspora."
Gumbo said that the agreement would be renewed every five years.
Air Zimbabwe was reeling under a $330m debt and its balance sheet was in a bad state, the report said.
Gumbo admitted last month that the national airline was running "noisy aircraft' and that it was "ailing".
The minister said at the time that Air Zimbabwe was "not doing very well".
In May reports said that the airline and several other airlines were barred from flying to Europe over safety concerns.

Source : News 24

Shall we send some SAA Board members there to learm how they manage to do it while the SAA is just burning money and asking and getting more and more ?

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Unread post by Ray W » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:36 am

Will believe it when I see it - until then I remain skeptical
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Unread post by ACE MAN » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:45 am

Not sure if I missed it but Air Zim now claim to have 2 x 777’s?
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Unread post by Snitch » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am

ACE MAN wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:45 am
Not sure if I missed it but Air Zim now claim to have 2 x 777’s?
Z-RGM (Robert Gabriel Mugabe) has been seen on flightradar
But last time on 1 September 2020 to Harare
Guess its maybe gone from "Zimbabwe Airways" to "Air Zimbabwe" ???
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Unread post by Burner » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:20 am

The second one is ex 9M-MRQ, now Z-NBE.
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Unread post by Snitch » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:23 am

Burner wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:20 am
The second one is ex 9M-MRQ, now Z-NBE.
Dont think she has flown since 2017 ???
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