Democratic Republic of Congo

Country Profile

Democratic Republic of the Congo
(République démocratique du Congo)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
30 June 1960
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
11 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
19 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Democratic Republic of Congo History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Democratic Republic of Congo
wikipedia: Democratic Republic of Congo
wikipedia: History of Democratic Republic of Congo


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Democratic Republic of Congo.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the Belgian colonial era civil aircraft based in Belgian Congo/Congo-Leopoldville used the registration sequence of OO-Cxx, 1929-1960. Upon independence in 1960, the sequence 9O-xxx was used 1961-1962, before switching to 9Q-xxx in 1963. The latter sequence is still in use. During the 1960s some Congo Air Force aircraft used the sequence K-Axxx.

All-time Congo DR – civil aircraft register (OO-Caa 9O-aaa 9Q-aaa 9S-aaa 9T-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne Congolaise)

Historical Air Arms:
Defence Aviation (Force Publique) [1940-1960]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Gendarmerie Aviation (Gendarmerie Nationale) – no aviation unit [1972-1997]
Police Aviation (Police Nationale Congolaise) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

wikipedia: Airlines of Democratic Republic of Congo
The World’s Airlines: Democratic Republic of Congo (old)
The World’s Airlines: Zaire
The World’s Airlines: Democratic Republic of Congo

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Democratic Republic of Congo

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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