748 Air Services is a charter airline operating in the passenger and cargo business. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya.
748 Air Services Wikipedia
The airline was established in 1995 by Ahmed Rashid Jibril, its first managing director. Its first plane was a Hawker Siddely 748 giving also the name of the company. The plane 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 planes. The six Dash 8 are mainly used for passenger operation, the 2 Cessna Caravan are also used for cargo flights and medical evacuations. All three Hawker Siddeley Andover are still with the company, but are stored.
The 748 Air Services fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2012):3 Hawker Siddeley HS. 780 Andover
1 Bombardier Dash 8 Q102 (which is operated for RwandAir, but remains in its original colours)
1 Bombardier Dash 8 Q106
1 Cessna Grand Caravan
In March 2003, a 748 Air Services Hawker Siddeley Andover, registration 3C-KKB, was damaged beyond repair when it crash landed at Rumbek Airport, in what was then Sudan but is now South Sudan, following an engine failure.
In December 2009, a 748 Air Services British Aerospace BAe-748-398 Srs. 2B, registration 5Y-YKM, was damaged when it suffered a runway excursion at Tonj Airport, in what was then Sudan but is now South Sudan. None of the occupants were injured but a woman on the ground was killed after being hit by the plane.
On 17 February 2014, a 748 Air Services British Aerospace BAe-748-371 Srs. 2B, registration 5Y-HAJ, was damaged beyond repair following a runway excursion while attempting to land at Bentiu Airport, South Sudan. One member of the plane's crew died and the other three were injured.