Auric Air fleet is well suited to the "bush" airstrips that make up the majority of the destinations served and the ability to cope with the very short flight time between many of the airstrips scheduled.
All aircraft are purchased brand new in years 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2014/2015/2016. These aircraft are equipped with additional options that enable higher all up weight and shorter airfields.
Aircraft Type: CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN C208B
No. Owned: 13
Oldest: Purchased in 2008
Newest: Purchased in 2016
Average Age: 2.6 Years as of 2016
Passenger Capacity: 12 2 Pilots / 13 1 Pilot
Typical Payload: 1.200 KG 2.5 hours flight 1.5 hours reserve
Payload with Max Fuel: 800 KG 5.5 hours of flight 1.5 hours reserve
Cargo Capacity: Approx 15 Cubic Meters
Cargo Door Dims: 1.27m x 1.27m
The entire fleet is maintained by HAWK Aviation Limited, which is based at Wilson Airport and is approved by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority and the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.
All licensed engineers in charge of maintaining the aircraft have attended aircraft type approved courses and have considerable practical experience. In addition, Auric Air employs aircraft technicians who liaise between the pilots and the maintenance facilities and coordinate refueling of the aircraft and their movement on the airport apron.
Combined Single Limit USD 20,000,000 (United States Dollars 20 million).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a specific insurance related query.
Auric Air operates under an Air Operators Certificate issued by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority who carries out a detailed annual audit of the company's operations and related documentation and also carries out ramp spot-checks.
Besides the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, the company's flight operations department is audited annually by HART Aviation of Australia and also under the Flight Safety Foundation's BARS Program. The company currently holds GOLD Status on the BARS Program (Basic Aviation Risk Standard). Please click here to view our BARS Certificate.
Auric Air currently employs 17 pilots of different nationalities with combined flying experience of over 50,000 hours with three pilots each having over 20,000 hours experience. All pilots attend annual refresher courses including simulator training at either Flight Safety in Wichita or in Johannesburg.