Breaking News

Air Zimbabwe, back in the sky

by Mafu Sithabile
11 July 2011 | 1985 Views
AIR Zimbabwe is resuming its regional and domestic flights tomorrow following the successful rehabilitation of one its Boeing 737-200 aircraft. Acting Airzim chief executive officer Mr Innocent Mavhunga confirmed yesterday the latest development.

The remaining two Boeing 737-200 are also expected to resume flights within the next two months.

He said it takes between three and four weeks to rehabilitate a plane.

The three Boeing 737-200 planes were grounded in April after CAAZ indicated that the planes had passed their design service objective of 20 years and were increasingly becoming expensive to run. The authority further noted that the planes were a danger to passengers. Each of the three planes had an average 30 000 flight cycles and over 31 000-flight hours. CAAZ chief executive officer Mr David Chawota was yesterday quoted confirming that the authority had given Airzim the greenlight to use the Boeing 737-200 series.

The grounding of the planes forced Air Zimbabwe to suspend all domestic routes. The challenges that resulted from the grounding of the planes saw the national airliner booking stranded passengers in buses.

Board chairman Mr Jonathan Kadzura said the grounding of the planes had left Air Zimbabwe with no other alternative. CAAZ grounded the planes despite the fact that Boeing had given Air Zimbabwe the greenlight to continue flying the B737-200 saying they could be used up to 2013.

Airzim management had requested Boeing to carry out an independent structural integrity inspection on the affected planes.




He was, however, mum on the fate of the deal Air Zimbabwe had signed with Zambezi Airlines after its three Boeing 737-200 were grounded by the Civil Aviation of Zimbabwe early this year due to safety concerns.

The deal between Air Zimbabwe and Zambezi Airlines was not smooth with the Zambian based company withdrawing its plane whenever the national airline failed to service its debt on time. Zambezi Airlines had been roped in to service some of the routes the grounded planes used to ply.


AirZim Air Zimbabwe Flying

Source: Byo24News

Should Miss World Zimbabwe have been dethroned?

Yes
34.58%
No
61.21%
Not sure
4.21%
214

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

ZBC accused of lying about David Masondo's death - Social commentators...

by Stephen Jakes | 06 July 2015 | 1905 Views

Grace Mugabe son's messengers flee for their lives - TWO emissaries se...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 2031 Views

Tomana ouster will not be easy - Controversial First Lady Grace Mugabe...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1014 Views

US spies flock to Zimbabwe - The visit by two American government offi...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1559 Views

Mugabe complies with Con-Court order - According to the latest governm...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1157 Views

Mugabe clocks 220,000km flying - President Robert Mugabe, a serial tra...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 731 Views

Mnangagwa 2 Kasukuwere 0 - VP Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally has bagged the...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1216 Views

Zimbabwe opposition parties blast Malema - Opposition parties have tor...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 522 Views

Muchinguri caught on tape making disparaging remarks on Zanu-PF bigwig...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1219 Views

2 die in NRZ building elevator accident - TWO people died after an ele...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 868 Views

Telecel to cut salaries - According to an internal letter to staff, T...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 906 Views

Bosso salvages a draw with 10 men Triangle

by Ricky Zililo | 06 July 2015 | 680 Views

Photo of Zimbabwean man who died in SA jail

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1773 Views

Madzibaba acquitted of rape charges - Johanne Marange Simon branch lea...

by Thandeka Moyo | 06 July 2015 | 626 Views

Ex-Wenela workers to receive pensions - SCORES of Zimbabweans who are ...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 06 July 2015 | 894 Views

Kariba North experience low water levels

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 545 Views

Zimbabweans caned in Botswana for illegal entry - A group of Zimbabwea...

by Staff reporter | 06 July 2015 | 577 Views

Man gives up looking for dead son's head, opt to bury headless body - ...

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 880 Views

Stranger sneaks into Sangomas' blankets

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1017 Views

MLO attacks Mnangagwa

by Stephen Jakes | 06 July 2015 | 639 Views

Cross border vehicle thief jailed

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 808 Views

Deputy Sheriff attaches entire council vehicles

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 688 Views

Twenty foreign students deported

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1488 Views

Top cop demoted for challenging Chihuri

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 1368 Views

Didymus Mutasa in $400,000 bank loan scandal - ARDA Board chairman and...

by Takunda Maodza | 06 July 2015 | 729 Views

CIO extort $10 000 using Mohadi's name

by Staff Reporter | 06 July 2015 | 561 Views

Entertainment

Bigger and Better Women's Day Gospel Festival

by Entertainment Reporter | 03 July 2015 | 2732 Views

Silence Is Not Peace!, Says Bongani Ncube

by Nkosini Tshuma | 02 July 2015 | 3909 Views

Zimbabweans fail to answer a simple question like who is your former p...

by Staff reporter | 02 July 2015 | 4964 Views

Zim Achievers to host first ever winners and nominees reception - Win...

by Arts Correspondent | 02 July 2015 | 2265 Views

Team Bulawayo UK Shows cancelled - The Team Bulawayo UK shows which we...

by Thulani Nkala | 02 July 2015 | 2761 Views

DStv adds new channel for Zimbabwe viewers

by Staff reporter | 01 July 2015 | 10747 Views

Rihanna Duct Tapes Floyd Mayweather's Mouth Shut at BET Awards

by Staff Reporter | 30 June 2015 | 9301 Views

Professor wants out of Kalawa - KWAITO star Professor wants out of Ka...

by Staff reporter | 30 June 2015 | 6644 Views
iBlog

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Unique Hardware And Replaceable Parts

The apple watch may not be fine jewelry, but bill detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech. the apple watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? in this cracking open installment, we go in... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago