News Listings for 748 Air Services

  • Straight & level: 3 October 2006

    News | 02 Oct 2006 23:00

    <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 450px; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; HEIGHT: 924px" borderColor=#000000 height=924 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=450 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" height=36> <P><STRONG>It’s a gas</STRONG></P> <P>Overheard recently in Munich:</P> <P>“We took a look at the commonality between the British and German Tornados. To be honest, it’s the fuel.” </P> <P><STRONG>...and also in Munich</STRONG></P> <P>When asked about future suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) weapon options for the Eurofighter, the briefer responded: “There could be more interest in the depression of enemy air defences.” Just imagine it: “Oh god, another SAM battery to attack, how depressing...” <IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 354px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=14953" border=0></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" height=38> <P><STRONG>Spotter power</STRONG></P> <P>And the
  • Out to Africa: first Dash 8 for Kenya's 748 Air Services

    News | 28 Aug 2006 23:00

    <P>Nairobi, Kenya-based 748 Air Services has taken delivery of its first Bombardier Dash 8 - a -100 model formerly operated by Horizon Air of the USA. The aircraft is pictured staging through London Southend airport in the UK on its delivery flight, wearing the airline's new livery. The carrier currently operates three ex-military Hawker Siddeley Andovers.</P> <P align=center> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <P align=right><IMG style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 445px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid; HEIGHT: 235px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=14431" border=0>&nbsp;<BR><SUP>© Simon Murdoch</SUP></P></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P>
  • Freighters crash in Sudan

    News | 20 Jun 2005 23:00

    Two cargo aircraft arriving to load aid for the Sudan were severely damaged or written off on runway 09/27 at Lokichokio, Kenya on 10 June. A 748 Air Services BAe 748 twin turboprop (5Y-SFE) suffered gear failure as it landed on the 1,800m-long runway and it collapsed onto its belly. The three crew were uninjured, but the aircraft blocked the runway. Later the same day a United Nations World Food Programme Lockheed L-100 Hercules (S9-BAS) attempted to set down on the remaining runway, but landed hard and its fuselage failed behind the wingbox. There were no injuries. Meanwhile on 13 June at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport in Florida, a 1952 manufactured Air Pony Express Douglas R4D-8 – the Navy version of the DC-3 – suffered a No1 engine fire soon after take-off and crashed into a residential area. The three people on board the aircraft (N3906J) and two on the ground were injured.