Abyssinia Flight Spreads Wings as Three New Aircraft Join Fleet
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Abyssinia Flight Services PLC (AFS) is expecting the arrival of three new aircraft at Bahir Dar International Airport on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from where they will continue to Addis Abeba International Airport on Monday. They purchased the planes from Europe and America.
One is a twin engine aircraft bought from the Austrian, Diamond Aircraft Company, while two are single engine aircraft from the American, Cessna Aircraft Company. These three were supposed to be delivered to the Addis Abeba International Airport on Friday, October 17, 2014, but were postponed until Sunday and Monday, respectively, for reasons that Abyssinia’s deputy managing director, (cap.) Amare Gebrehana, declined to mention.
With the three new additions, the Company will have a total of eight training aircraft, including five single engine Cessna 172s, one Diamond DA40 and two DA42NGs, according to a press release from the Company.
The AFS was established in 1999 to train pilots and provide chartered flights with the 13 aircraft it has. Four of these aircraft are for the chartered flight services. The trainings the company now gives are the Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and Instructor Ratings. The Company also has one Flight Simulation Training Device.
Source: Addis Fortune