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Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Automotive1(m): 6:37am On Nov 14, 2018


It has been revealed that Nigeria’s commercial airlines which includes the Dana Airlines and Air Peace , operates the oldest aircrafts fleet in Africa .

These aircrafts , which are mostly Tokunbo/second-hand aircrafts , are either due for retirement or should have been retired and taken out of service at least some years earlier.

Factors governing the retirement of aeroplanes includes pressurisation cycles, hours of flights and fuel efficiency.

Nigeria’s Arik Air has the youngest fleet of 23 aircrafts .They were bought new and they all have an average age of 11 years.

These includes four Bombardier CRJ-900 planes that are now 12.6 years old.

It also has one Bombardier CRJ-1000 that is now five years old, a 10.4 year old Airbus A340 and 13 Boeing 737 that has an average age of 12.1 years .

Dana Airlines has the oldest fleet of aircrafts.It has six aircraft, all MD-80s.The youngest delivered in October 2014 is now 22.3 years old while 5N-SAI is 28.1 years old.

Air Peace has 20 aircraft that averages 19 years. 13 of it are Boeing 737 with average age of 22.3 years ,2 Boeing 777 with average age of 18.1 years,two Boeing 737-500 are between 25 and 26 years old.

Medview has 16.7 years old Boeing 777-200(5N-BVY), 23.6 years old Boeing 767,and three Boeing 737-400 with an average age of 20.9 years.

Azman Air Services has two Boeing 737-300 and two Boeing 737-500 with an average of 20.9 years.

Max Air has six aircraft with an average age of 20.4 years. The Embraer ERJ-145 in its fleets is less than 10 years old while the other aircrafts are 20 years and above.

AMCON controlled Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest airline with a peerless safety record, has nine Boeing 737 aircraft's with an average age of 26.5 years and two 17.8 years De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 planes .



In contrast to the ageing commercial airlines in Nigeria, Ethiopia Airlines has 104 aircraft (the largest in Africa) that includes 23 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with average age of 3.4 years, 17 Boeing 777, with average age of 5.2 years, 26 Boeing 737, with an average age of 7.9 years, nine Airbus350, with an average age of 1.4 years and 23 DHC-8 Dash 8, which are 5.4 years old.The oldest aircraft in the fleet are six Boeing 767, which are 16.3 years old.

Kenya Airways has 39 aircraft's with an average age of 6.8 years. The aircraft's includes twelve 10 years old Boeing 737, three 4.7 years old Boeing 777, nine 4.1 year old Boeing 787 Dreamliner and fifteen 6.3 year old Embraer ERJ-190.

Royal Air Maroc has 51 aircrafts with an average age of 11.4 years. These includes thirty-seven 12.3 year old Boeing 737, five 2.8 year old Boeing 787 Dreamliner and four 4 year old Embraer ERJ-190.

South Africa Airways fleets has an average age of 11 years with the oldest being three 27.5 years old Boeing 737 aircrafts.

Rwandair's 13 aircraft that includes six Boeing 737, two Airbus A330 and two Bombardier CRJ-900 has an average age of 7.1 years.

A recent study by SGI Aviation, ordered by IATA said the average retirement age of a freighter aircraft is 32.5 years and for a passenger aircraft 25.1 years.

https://autojosh.com/nigerias-commercial-airlines-fly-africas-oldest-aeroplanes/

Credits: Vanguard

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by BruncleZuma: 6:41am On Nov 14, 2018
We know

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by B3sty: 6:41am On Nov 14, 2018
... Even Aeroplanes seems Lifeless in this Administration... May God Help Us.

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by GOFRONT(m): 6:42am On Nov 14, 2018
Na today??

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Maket: 6:42am On Nov 14, 2018
Those planes na DANCE and DIE (DaD)
Fly and be bless in disguise.

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by captainbell: 6:42am On Nov 14, 2018
Imagine
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by MetroBaba1(m): 6:42am On Nov 14, 2018
Nigeria Is now a dumping site.

Are we cursed?

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by jmaxjohn(m): 6:42am On Nov 14, 2018
Lol
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by 34webers(m): 6:43am On Nov 14, 2018

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by CarGuideNG: 6:43am On Nov 14, 2018
The Nigerian notoriety on full display.
VIN Checks and reports for car buyers in signature

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Kreamie(m): 6:43am On Nov 14, 2018
Lol
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by sexiestharam(f): 6:45am On Nov 14, 2018
Nigeria is not qualified to be a 3rd world country. It should be considered a 5th World country.

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by esmarcq(m): 6:45am On Nov 14, 2018
Fly arik
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Nathdoug(m): 6:45am On Nov 14, 2018
NIGERIA is now a refuge for third hand things

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by lowgeorge(m): 6:45am On Nov 14, 2018
grin
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by DanDeeBoss: 6:46am On Nov 14, 2018
Lol... cheesycheesy,Managing....
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by meezynetwork(m): 6:47am On Nov 14, 2018
I thought air peace bought a brand new aircraft of recent?

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Skirmishes(m): 6:47am On Nov 14, 2018
Everything about NIGERIA is in the negative compared with other African countries.. if we ask Buhari now, he will say we have the best planes in the world.

May GOD help us.,

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by emeejinsm: 6:47am On Nov 14, 2018
And no body cares so long as is flying and the are making their money undecided

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by deloon(m): 6:47am On Nov 14, 2018
Na wa o. I'm not flying Dana again.

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by slade31: 6:47am On Nov 14, 2018
B
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Pabloosas(m): 6:48am On Nov 14, 2018
Wow
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by nonye6194: 6:48am On Nov 14, 2018
This one na old news, explorers made a thread on this last year in details, where they buy their planes and the refurbishment process it undergoes before coming to put Nigerians in danger grin


but naija sha grin

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by OzziOhinoyi(m): 6:48am On Nov 14, 2018
Lifelessness on wings. Smh.
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by iammo(m): 6:48am On Nov 14, 2018
Even at that, with 87million people living under $2 a day how exactly will they get market to pay back cost of new aircrafts on local commercial routes with many states without functional airports

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Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Kento4ken: 6:49am On Nov 14, 2018
they don go buy am for Kotonu smuggle enter lagos..
nija i day hail ohh
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Cuntslayer: 6:49am On Nov 14, 2018
That means even Aero ought to have retired all their planes.
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by sanandreas(m): 6:50am On Nov 14, 2018
They are damn too old for commercial service. Wassup Nigeria
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by puyol005(m): 6:52am On Nov 14, 2018
A.k.a the flying coffins
Re: Nigeria’s Commercial Airlines Fly Africa’s Oldest Aeroplanes by Livefreeordieha(m): 6:53am On Nov 14, 2018
Automotive1:


It has been revealed that Nigeria’s commercial airlines which includes the Dana Airlines and Air Peace , operates the oldest aircrafts fleet in Africa .

These aircrafts , which are mostly Tokunbo/second-hand aircrafts , are either due for retirement or should have been retired and taken out of service at least some years earlier.

Factors governing the retirement of aeroplanes includes pressurisation cycles, hours of flights and fuel efficiency.

Nigeria’s Arik Air has the youngest fleet of 23 aircrafts .They were bought new and they all have an average age of 11 years.

These includes four Bombardier CRJ-900 planes that are now 12.6 years old.

It also has one Bombardier CRJ-1000 that is now five years old, a 10.4 year old Airbus A340 and 13 Boeing 737 that has an average age of 12.1 years .

Dana Airlines has the oldest fleet of aircrafts.It has six aircraft, all MD-80s.The youngest delivered in October 2014 is now 22.3 years old while 5N-SAI is 28.1 years old.

Air Peace has 20 aircraft that averages 19 years. 13 of it are Boeing 737 with average age of 22.3 years ,2 Boeing 777 with average age of 18.1 years,two Boeing 737-500 are between 25 and 26 years old.

Medview has 16.7 years old Boeing 777-200(5N-BVY), 23.6 years old Boeing 767,and three Boeing 737-400 with an average age of 20.9 years.

Azman Air Services has two Boeing 737-300 and two Boeing 737-500 with an average of 20.9 years.

Max Air has six aircraft with an average age of 20.4 years. The Embraer ERJ-145 in its fleets is less than 10 years old while the other aircrafts are 20 years and above.

AMCON controlled Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest airline with a peerless safety record, has nine Boeing 737 aircraft's with an average age of 26.5 years and two 17.8 years De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 planes .



In contrast to the ageing commercial airlines in Nigeria, Ethiopia Airlines has 104 aircraft (the largest in Africa) that includes 23 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with average age of 3.4 years, 17 Boeing 777, with average age of 5.2 years, 26 Boeing 737, with an average age of 7.9 years, nine Airbus350, with an average age of 1.4 years and 23 DHC-8 Dash 8, which are 5.4 years old.The oldest aircraft in the fleet are six Boeing 767, which are 16.3 years old.

Kenya Airways has 39 aircraft's with an average age of 6.8 years. The aircraft's includes twelve 10 years old Boeing 737, three 4.7 years old Boeing 777, nine 4.1 year old Boeing 787 Dreamliner and fifteen 6.3 year old Embraer ERJ-190.

Royal Air Maroc has 51 aircrafts with an average age of 11.4 years. These includes thirty-seven 12.3 year old Boeing 737, five 2.8 year old Boeing 787 Dreamliner and four 4 year old Embraer ERJ-190.

South Africa Airways fleets has an average age of 11 years with the oldest being three 27.5 years old Boeing 737 aircrafts.

Rwandair's 13 aircraft that includes six Boeing 737, two Airbus A330 and two Bombardier CRJ-900 has an average age of 7.1 years.

A recent study by SGI Aviation, ordered by IATA said the average retirement age of a freighter aircraft is 32.5 years and for a passenger aircraft 25.1 years.

https://autojosh.com/nigerias-commercial-airlines-fly-africas-oldest-aeroplanes/

Credits: Vanguard
if our minister for transportation could say we weren't ripe enough for new modern trains and rails and got us locomotives...I will be damned to expect any better from the Minister for aviation...95% of all ministers,infact all of them in the echelon of power are MEDIOCRES!

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