Country Profile

Republic of Transkei
(iRiphabliki yeTranskei)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
26 October 1976
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
n/a of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
n/a of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Transkei History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Transkei
wikipedia: Transkei
wikipedia: History of Transkei


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Transkei.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Transkei was allocated the civil aircraft registration sequence S8-AAA to S8-ZZZ, but in practice the South African sequence ZS-xxx was normally used.

All-time Transkei – civil aircraft register (S8-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Transkei Defence Force – Air Wing) [1981-1994]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport was provided by the TDF.

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Transkei Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Transkei

wikipedia: Airlines of Transkei
The World’s Airlines: Transkei

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Transkei

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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