25 May 2020 Civil/General Aviation » Aircraft Maintenance » Safi » Jets  


This page lists the known jet-powered aircraft which have entered Safi for maintenance.

Aircraft types: A

A. L39CT   N92JJ 25.02.96/25.10.97 Flew to Malta, and entered Safi the same day. Dep Malta on board An-12 UR-11316. c/n 533216
Airbus A.319 EasyJet G-EZAJ 06.10.10 Entered Safi after landing.  
Airbus A.320 Wind Jet EI-DOE   Entered Safi on 28.11.07.  
Airbus A.321-100 BMI G-MIDL   Entered Safi on 19.05.08.  

Aircraft types: Boeing

B.707-373C Koda Air 9L-LBU 11.10.03/07.12.03 At Safi between 13 Oct - 7 Dec. It arrived from Southend for a ‘D’ check. c/n 19179/500 mfd 1966. First delivered to World Airways as N972WA on 29 May 66. Bought by Transportes Aereos Portugueses and registered CS-TBJ Jul 1974. Leased to Cargo Air Lines for two months 9 Mar 78. Transportes Aereos Portugueses changed name to TAP Air Portugal on 1 Apr 1979. Bought by Sicotra Aviation on 12 Dec 1987 and re-registered as 9Q-CSB. Sold to Filair on 1 May 92 and re-sold to Skydec Cargo during Dec 92. During the following years it changed the registration to 3D-CSB and 3C-GIG. On 16 Oct 01 the aircraft was used for a drug trafficking operation into UK, but police intercepted the operation upon its arrival at Southend. The haul consisted of 271 kilos of pure cocaine with a street value of £Stg22 million. Impounded in Southend, given a new colour scheme and registered as 9L-LDU. Dep Malta en-route to Sharjah using callsign Air Leone 400F on 07 Dec. During the following days the aircraft was seen being operated in Baghdad.
B.727-76 Jordan HS Aviation JY-HS1 15.03.98/19.03.99 Operated a number of executive flights when based in Malta, last known service on 6 February, before entering Safi on 09.03.99 and leaving on 19.03. Modified with winglets. c/n 20228/766 Ex VR-CHS, VR-CCB, N727RE, HZ-GRP, HZ-GP2 (not taken up), N8043E, VH-TJE.
B.727-30 Int’l Development Group (Cayman) Ltd. P4-MMG See notes. Last seen at Safi on 11.12.00. Another visit between 14-15 June 04. This a/c was a frequent visitor a couple years ago, but in different colour scheme. As a result of a collision with an An-26 in Tripoli, its nose cone carried Libyan Arab Airlines colours. c/n 18368 mfd 1965 ex VP-CMM, N841MM, N728JE, N72700, N9234Z, D-ABIM.
B.727-22   P4-FLY   Previously P4-ONE, it left Safi and Malta on 23.01.07. Seen on several occasions both at MIA and Safi. Used for both static and take-off/landing shots between 07-08.09.07 during the shooting of the film Largo Winch. Fictious “Korsk Corporation” titles applied. New livery after 23.03.08. Last noted entering Safi on 07.10.08.  
B.727-22   P4-ONE See notes. Joss Aviation. Seen on a number of occasions during 2001. Configured as an executive aircraft. Noted at Safi on 07.07.06. Re-registered P4-FLY. c/n 19148, pi N341TC, N7084U
B.727-30 JR Executive P4-YJR See notes. First visit to Safi between 24-28 Sept 04. Observed at Park 4, MIA on 18.06.05, entered Safi on __.__??, dep Safi 15.07, performed air test. Dep Malta on __.__? c/n 18366 mfd 1966 ex N727JR, VP-BGW, VR-BGW, N44R, N9233Z, D-ABIK.
B. 737-8FH/W   EI-ECD   Noted at Medavia on 16.01.09 tail logo removed.  
B.747-412F Dubai Air Wing A6-GGP 16.01.18/17.01.18 Arrived as DUB008. Towed to Safi as another B.747 was expected later in the evening, and there wasn’t enough space to allow two such types.  
B.757 DHL G-BMRI 03.08.15/17.08.15 Arrived in an all-white livery, entered Med-Avia the same day. Departed in DHL yellow livery.  

Aircraft types: BAe/BAC

BAe 146-300 Air Libya 5A-DKQ   Seen at MIA in Sept 2011, entered Safi at least twice.  
BAe 146 Elfly 9H-ELE   Arrived late evening of 17.06.09. Entered Safi after customs clearance same evening. Departed Safi to start operations, but all flying canx in October. Back at Safi by 06.11.09. Still at Safi at time of writing, May 2012. Scrapped on unknown date.  
Bae 146-200 Jota Aviation G-SMLA 19.07.17/29.08.17 Returned again on 09.10.17, c/s ENZ100M. Still at Safi early January 2018.  
Bae Avro RJ-100 Starbow 9G-SBE 30.11.17 c/n E3332. Towed outside the hangar without titles and registration on 04.01.18. Towed to Air Cosmetics Malta for re-spraying on 15.01.18 Air Cosmetics page.  
BAC 1-11-414EG   3C-LKI 04.03.99/ Entered Safi on same day. Stored at Bournemouth Airport for a year. Aircraft’s arrival was delayed by a transponder failure. Livery composed of white, blue and black cheatlines on fuselage, with a small Saudi flag near its forward left door. Last flew as 3C-LKI on a test flight on 22.03.01. Re-registered C5-LKI during Jan 02. Test flights on 23 and 26 Jan 02. Crew training on 3 Apr. Last recorded flight on 13 May 02, entering Safi the following day. Sprayed in Libyan Arab Airlines livery on 30 Apr 03, rolled out on 11 Jun. Re-registered 5A-DDQ, first seen on 1 Oct. Departed for Tripoli, Libya on 9 Oct 03. Returned to Malta, and entered Safi on 13 Feb 04, departing the following day. c/n 158. 3C-LKI, HZ-KB1, HZ-AB1, HZ-AMH, HZ-MF1, D-AISY, D-ANDI(not taken up)
BAC 1-11-414EG   C5-LKI   See 3C-LKI above.  
BAC 1-11-414EG Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DDQ __.__.__/09.10.03 See 3C-LKI above.  
BAC 1-11-518FG Al Barka Air Services 5N-BBP 10.09.02 Crossed into Safi on 11.09. Same “Miss World” titles of ‘BBQ but smaller and in the middle of the fuselage under the over wing exits. Scrapped in early 2006. Cockpit section donated to Aviation Museum in May of the same year. c/n 202, mfd 1970, ex G-OBWB, G-BDAS, G-AXMH.
BAC 1-11-520FN Al Barka Air Services 5N-BBQ 31.09.02 Crossed into Safi on 01 Sept. Carried ‘Official Carrier of Miss World 2001’ and Al Barka titles along its fuselage. Towed to park 9, MIA, lifted over the fence, and then transported by road to Hal-Faron 04.02.06. c/n 230, mfd 1970 p.i.’s G-OBWC, G-BEKA, 4X-BAR, G-16-22, G-BEKA, PP-SDR
BAC 1-11-531FS Air Leone Ltd 9L-LDJ 14.06.02 Previous operator British World. Arr from Southend UK. Crossed into Safi the same day. Presently parked at Safi in all-white colours. Missing No.1 engine, which was removed and sent to Southend for the ferry flight to Malta of BAC 1-11 G-OBWD. This aircraft hasn’t arrived yet. Taken to Luqa Airport on 28.12.05, and parked between Parks 3 & 4, a few months later towed to park 5. Scrapped on 10.01.18. c/n 242 mfd in 1972, ex G-OBWE, G-BJYM, TI-LRI, TI-1095C.
BAC 1-11-518FG Air Leone Ltd 9L-LDL 08.07.02 Previous operator British World. Still in full British World livery. Towed to Park 4 on 26 Sept to participate as a static exhibit during Malta International Airshow 2003. Returned to Safi on the 29th. Scrapped at Safi in 2006. c/n 233 mfd 1971 ex G-OBWA, G-BDAT, G-AYOR
BAC 1-11-401AK   N263PC 05.01.00/18.02.00 Arrived from Coventry, entered Safi on 06 Jan. Left Safi with Al Barka titles and registered as 5N-MBM on the 17th February. Departed Malta on the 18th February. 068 (mfd 1966) ex reg: N111LP, N18HD, N18HH, N200CC, N3E, N5027.
BAC 1-11-201AC   YA-GAG 09.01.98 At Safi for at least 14 months. Purchased by Rwanda A/Ls?  
BAC 1-11-201AC   9XR-RA 15.03.98/24.03.98   c/n 011, YA-GAG, EL-ALD, G-DBAF, EI-BWK, N104EX, G-ASJG
BAC 1-11-212AR Ashmawi Aviation VP-CMI See notes. First visit on 11.09.01. Seen again on 28.09.01 for maintenance, dep 05.03.02. Also on 25.03.02, between 26 Nov – 15 Dec, and on 29 Jan 03. Test flight on 11 Oct 03. Dep for Dublin on 03.09.04. Sold to Flight Source International Inc, San Antonio, Texas. c/n 183 mfd 1969 ex HZ-ND1, VR-CMI, VR-CBY, HZ-AMH, VR-CBY, N503T
BAC Strikemaster Mk.87   G-BXFP 28.02.03 Still in Royal New Zealand Air Force camouflage, titles & serial no NZ6361. Last registered owner was Strikemaster Films Ltd. Unconfirmed reports that the aircraft may have been bought as spare source for TU-VRA. Towed to Park 4 on 26 Sept to participate as a static exhibit during Malta International Airshow 2003. Returned to Safi on the 29th. Crated, and dep Malta on 21.05.04. A/c canx from UK register on 20.10.04. c/n Ps.71 ex Botswana Air Force OJ-5, Kenya Air Force 602, and G-27-192.
BAC Strikemaster Mk.87   G-UUNY 15.02.03/22.03.03 Re-registered TU-VRA. Still in Botswana Defence Force titles and colours on arrival. c/n PS.70 mfd 1970 and ex G-AYHR, Botswana Air Force OJ4, Kenya Air Force 601, G-27-141, G-AYHR and G-27-191.

Aircraft types: B – L

Bo. Challenger   M-EDIA   Noted parked at Med-Avia on 27.06.14.  
Bo. Challenger   M-OLOT   Arrived at Safi on 07.01.14.  
Bo. CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604   VP-COP 22.03.14/23.03.14 Entered Safi again on 20.05.14, had departed by the 23rd. This aircraft appears to be based at Safi, Dec 2014. No longer at Safi. c/n 5552
Bo. BD-100-1A10 Challenger 300   5A-UAA   Entered Safi after landing, February 2011. Date 7th or 9th to be confirmed. c/n 20175.
Bombardier BD700   N360LA   Noted at Med-Avia on 30.06.06. Again on 23.06.09. Actual arr/dep dates unknown.  
Bombardier BD700   VH-BHX   Aircraft was noted at park 4 on 18.12.08. Entered Safi on 08.04.09, exited on the 9th with Maltese reg 9H-AFU.  
Bo. CRJ   ZS-CRJ __.__.__/30.08.16 All-white with United Nations titles, undergoing maintenance at Safi on the 29th, arrival date unknown. Again seen in the same UN titles between 20-26.07.17, entering Aviation Cosmetics on the 22nd. Returned on 19.07.18, arriving from Tunis, departing on the 27th.  
Cessna 550 Citation   N5PG 15.05.06/ Entered Safi after landing.  
Cessna 560XL Citation XLS Libyan Air Ambulance 5A-DRL   Seen at Safi on 03.05.09. Arrived and entered Med-Avia on 12.02.14. Again seen at Safi on 19th May (arrived?), in hangar the following day. May have departed, but noted at Safi on 31.07.14. Departed on 03.10.18. c/n 560-5808
Cessna 560 Citation XLS Libyan Air Ambulance l 5A-DRK 08.04.08/ Diverted to Malta due to a cracked windscreen. Entered Safi for repairs. Again noted at Safi on 24.11.15, but arrival/departure dates unknown. Seen again at Safi on 10.01.16, observed without a starboard engine from 29 Feb onwards. Still at Safi on 24th March. Current operator unknown.  
Ce. 680   OE-GEM 17.03.16/18.03.46 Arrived on the 16th, departed on the 17th, returning in the afternoon, and entering Safi.  
Dassault Falcon 7X   VP-BZE 03.10.17/__.__.__ Had entered Safi by the following day. See Accidents page for 27.12.17. This aircraft had arrived 27.12.17 (see Civil Accidents page). Towed from the MCM company hanger to Safi on 31.07.18.  
Dassault Falcon 20C Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DAG 30.07.02/02.08.02* All white with titles & logo of L.A.A. *Dates when a/c was at Safi. Again seen at Safi between 23 Jun–20 Aug 03, still in white livery. c/n 143, mfd 1968, F-WMKH
Dassault Falcon 20C Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DKQ __.__.__/22.09.05 Previously registered as SU-OAE. See below.  
Dassault Falcon 20 Pyramid Airlines SU-OAE __.__.__/22.09.05 At Safi on 7 Dec 99. Two test flights on 15 & 16 Nov 01. Again at Safi on 14.01.02. Departed on 22.09.05 as 5A-DKQ. See above.  
Dassault Falcon 50 General Electric capital Corp. N22YP See notes. At Safi between 14-16 Nov 02. c/n 53 mfd 1981 ex N53FJ
Dassault Falcon 900B   TS-JSM 16.08.14/__.__.__   c/n 111, pi F-WWFH, N472FJ, N8BX.
Dassault Falcon 2000 Portugal Air Luxor? CS-DCM   At Safi between 19-21 Jan 02. Pi F-GMCK.
Dassault Falcon 2000 Air Enterprise International F-GMGA   Seen at Safi on 20.06.97  
Dassault Falcon 2000 Air Enterprise International F-GMCK 20.05.99/ A number of visits were made to Safi in early 1999. Re-registered as CS-DCM
Dassault Falcon 2000   I-JAMY   At Safi on 23.10.14  
Dassault Falcon 2000 Cayman Island E.A.S. VP-CJA   Entered Safi on 05.05.99.  
D. Mirage F.1 Libyan AF 502   Aircraft had defected from Libya after pilots refused to bomb civilian targets on 21.02.11. Remained in open storage until towed to Med-Avia on 10.01.12. Afterburner tests at MIA 08.02.12. Taxying test successful, but minor serviceability problems to one or both aircraft on the 19th. To Park 7 on the 20th. Departure on the 21st delayed by weather, finally leaving on the 22nd, c/s Eagle Formation.  
D. Mirage F.1 Libyan AF 508   As above, except afterburner tests on 03.02.12.  
Gates Learjet 31A   D-CURT   Between 09-10.10.04 mfd 1991 c/n 31A-042 ex D-CGGG.
Gates Learjet 55 Eurojet D-CATL See notes. Entered Safi on 14 Mar, 23 Jul, between 11-15 Sept 02 and 23-24 Jan 03. To Safi again on 27 Jan to have “Republic of Malta” titles added. It returned to Safi on 29 Jan for the removal of the titles. Seen leaving Safi on 18 Mar. 29 May may have been its last visit to Safi, as the aircraft departed on 1 June, end of lease. c/n 55-051, ex N55KD, N55KS, N22GH, N22G, and N734.
Gates Learjet 55 Aegean SX-BTV 18.08.05 Diverted to Malta due to technical problems, and entered Safi on the same day.  
Gates Learjet 60 Eurojet D-CISX 18.07.03* Arr on lease from Jet Connection on 09 Jul 03. Dep on the 25? * Day visit only. c/n 60-120 mfd 1998 ex N120LJ
Gates Learjet 60   D-COWS 25.07.03/__.__.__ First visit to Safi for a day was on 5 Aug. Seen at Safi a couple of times more, but on 9 Sept was noted taxiing out with “AEE”, a part of the new registration, visible on its engine. On 3 Oct, it was noted with the titles of Republic of Malta and “AEE” removed. Finally on 15 Oct it was seen for the first time taxing out from Safi with “Republic of Malta” titles and with the full Maltese registration 9H-AEE. D-COWS was officially de-registered from the German register on the 14 Oct 03. c/n 60-170 mfd 2000 ex N170LJ
Grumman Gulfstream II Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DDR __.11.87/__.11.87 Engine runs on 7 & 8, test flight on 13.11.87. Returned on unknown date, departed on 22.10.90.  
Grumman Gulfstream II Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DDS __.07.88/__.__.__ Arrived for maintenance when Med-Avia was still located at Park 2, Luqa Airport. Test flight on the 17th. Observed in hangar on 28.01.90, departing on 03.05.90. First visit to Safi by a Gulfstream II between 17-27.12.02. All white livery w/L.A.A. titles. Again seen between 26 Feb-07 Mar 03. c/n 242 mfd 1979
Grumman Gulfstream V   N180CH   Noted at Safi on 11.08.14 and between 29-30.10.14.  
Grumman Gulfstream V   N221DG 08.07.06/21.07.06 Entered Safi after landing c/n 5020
Grumman Gulfstream V   PR-WRO 20.12.13/ Entered Med-Avia on the 21st.  
L. Jetstar Air Ambulance 5A-DAJ __.04.92/__.__.__    
L. Jetstar-8 Ashmawi Aviation HZ-MA1 27.07.03/? At Safi between 28 Jul - 11 Aug. c/n 5105 ex N17005

Aircraft types: M - Z

MD-90-30 British Jet HB-JIB 26.04.05/01.05.05 A subsidiary of a Maltese tour operator, the first to offer low cost flights. A/c entered Safi on the 27th, leaving on 1st May, operating first revenue flight that same day to Leeds. Again at Safi on 02.08 due to tech problem. May have departed same day or the 3rd. Again at Safi in February 06, exited on 01.03.06, departed for Manchester later in the afternoon. c/n 53553/2165

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