South Africa

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in South Africa History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: South Africa
wikipedia: South Africa
wikipedia: History of South Africa

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in South Africa.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in South Africa used the registration sequence G-UAAA to G-UZZZ, 1919-1929. From 1929 the sequence ZS-xxx was adopted and is still used.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of South Africa listing is here.
A listing of the G-UA Register is also available.
A listing of the early years of the ZS- Register is also available.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (South African Air Force)
Naval Aviation – Naval aircraft are operated by the Air Force
Army Aviation (South African Army) [1945-1968]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation (South African Coast Guard)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Red Cross Air Mercy Service)
Medical Aviation (NAC Helicopters)
Medical Aviation (ER24)
Medical Aviation (EMS Free State)
Medical Aviation (Netcare 911)
Several EMS providers have ceased operations including Flight for Life, MRI and STAR
Rescue Aviation (Rescuetech)
Police Aviation (South African Police Service Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air South Africa

wikipedia: Airlines of South Africa
The World’s Airlines: South Africa

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in South Africa

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Military Museum, Bloemfontein
Pioneers of Aviation Museum, Kimberley
Port Alfred Airfield Memorial, Port Alfred
Port Elizabeth Museum, Port Elizabeth
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg
South African Air Force Museum, Swartkop AFB, Valhalla
South African Air Force Museum – Cape Town, Cape Town
South African Air Force Museum – Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth
South African National Museum of Military HIstory, Gauteng
South African Naval Museum, Simon’s Town
Thunder City, Cape Town (now closed)

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

Somalia

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Somalia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Somalia
wikipedia: Somalia
wikipedia: History of Somalia

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Somalia used the registration sequence VP-SAA to VP-SZZ, 1929-1960. Upon independence the sequence 60-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Somalia listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Somali Air Force) [1954-1991]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Somali Police Force Air Wing) [19xx-1991]

Commercial Aviation

Air Somalia

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Somalia

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.

Sierra Leone

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Sierra Leone History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Sierra Leone
wikipedia: Sierra Leone
wikipedia: History of Sierra Leone

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Sierra Leone.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Sierra Leone used the registration sequence VP-LAA to VP-LZZ, 1929-1961. Upon independence the sequence 9L-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Sierra Leone listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Sierra Leone is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Sierra Leone Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Sierra Leone

wikipedia: Airlines of Sierra Leone
The World’s Airlines: Sierra Leone

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Sierra Leone

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.

Senegal

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Senegal History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Senegal
wikipedia: Senegal
wikipedia: History of Senegal

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in Senegal used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1960. After independence the prefix 6V-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Senegal listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Senegal is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Armee de l’Air du Senegal

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Gendarmerie Aviation (Nationa Gendarmerie) – no aviation unit
Police Aviation (Sûreté Nationale) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Senegal

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Senegal

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.

Sao Tome & Principe

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Sao Tome & Principe History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Sao Tome & Principe
wikipedia: Sao Tome & Principe
wikipedia: History of Sao Tome & Principe

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Sao Tome & Principe.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the Portuguese colonial period, civil aircraft based in Sao Tome & Principe used the registration sequence CR-SAA to CR-SZZ, 1929-1975. After independence the sequence S9-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Sao Tome & Principe listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Sao Tome & Principe is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Aviation (Armed Forces of São Tomé e Príncipe) – no aviation unit

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (São Tomé e Príncipe Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Sao Tome & Principe

wikipedia: Airlines of Sao Tome & Principe
The World’s Airlines: Sao Tome & Principe

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Sao Tome & Principe

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.

Rwanda

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Rwanda History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Rwanda
wikipedia: Rwanda
wikipedia: History of Rwanda

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the Belgian colonial era, civil aircraft based in Ruanda-Urundi used the registration sequence OO-xxxx 1929-1962. After independence the prefix 9XR-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Rwanda listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne Rwandaise)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – Akagera Aviation operates an EMS helicopter
Police Aviation (Rwanda National Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Rwanda

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Rwanda

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.

Republic of Congo

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Republic of Congo History

Further National Information

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

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in the French Congo/Congo-Brazzaville used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1960. After independence the prefix TN-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Republic of Congo listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Congo is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne Congolaise)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Gendarmerie Aviation (Gendarmerie) – no aviation unit
Police Aviation (Police Nationale Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Republic of Congo

wikipedia: Airlines of Republic of Congo
The World’s Airlines: Republic of Congo

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in 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.

Nigeria

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Nigeria History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Nigeria
wikipedia: Nigeria
wikipedia: History of Nigeria

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Nigeria/British Camerouns used the registration sequence VR-NAA to VR-NZZ, 1929-1960. Upon independence the sequence 5N-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Nigeria listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Nigeria is here.
A listing of the VR-N Register is also available.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Nigerian Air Force)
Naval Aviation (Nigerian Navy)
Army Aviation (Nigerian Army) – no aviation unit

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)
Coast Guard Aviation – Coast Guard duties are perfomed by the Navy

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Flying Doctors Nigeria)
Police Aviation (Nigerian Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Nigeria

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Nigeria

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

National War Museum, Umuahia

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

Niger

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Niger History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Niger
wikipedia: Niger
wikipedia: History of Niger

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in Niger used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1960. After independence the prefix 5U-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Niger listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Niger is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Armée de l’Air du Niger)

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
Police Aviation (Police Nationale) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Niger

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Niger

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.

Namibia

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Namibia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Namibia
wikipedia: Namibia
wikipedia: History of Namibia

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Under South African control, aircraft based in Nambia/South West Africa used the South African civil aircraft registration sequence ZS-xxx. Upon independence in 1990 the registration sequence V5-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Namibia listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Namibian Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (E-MED Rescue 24)
Medical Aviation (LifeLink Emergency Rescue)
Police Aviation (Namibian Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Namibia

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

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Namibia

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.