748 Air Services

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748 Air Services
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SVT[1] -
Founded 1994
Hubs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Fleet size 6
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Website http://www.748airservices.com/

748 Air Services is a charter airline operating in the passanger and cargo business. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya.[2]


The airline was established in 1995 by Ahmed Rashid Jibril, it's first managing director. It's first plain was a Hawker Siddely 748 giving also the name of the company. The plain was used on charter base for relief and humanitarian organizations operating in remote areas of Sudan, Somalia, East Africa and Central Africa. The airline grew over the years and has currently 11 plains.[3] The six Dash 8 are mainly used for passenger operation, the 2 Cessna Caravan are also used for cargo flights and medical evacuations.[4] All three Hawker Siddeley Andover are still with the company, but are stored.[5]


The 748 Air Services fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

748 Air Services Fleet
Aircraft In
Stored Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8-100 5
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 1
Cessna Caravan-208B 2
Hawker Siddeley HS. 780 Andover 3
Total 8 3

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2012):

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ Allocation not current in 2011
  2. ^ "Contact Us." 748 Air Services. Retrieved on 27 June 2010.
  3. ^ "748 Air Services: Director". 748airservicesltd.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  4. ^ "748 Air Services: Fleet". 748airservicesltd.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  5. ^ "748 Air Services: Fleet". PlaneLogger. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 19. 
  7. ^ Airliners.net - Photo of Dash 8-102A, reg. 5Y-JGM
  8. ^ "3C-KKB Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Accident description". The Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Accident description". The Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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