Zil Air welcomes new aircraft to its fleet • ADAM meets EVE | 03 December 2019
Zil Air, the premium provider of aerial limo services in the Seychelles, has added a new aircraft to its fleet.
The P2012 Tecnam Traveller S7-ADM, referred to as ADAM, now joins S7-EVE – Zil Air's first commercial fixed wing aircraft – and several other aircraft in Zil Air’s fleet.
The latest acquisition, ADAM, touched down at the Seychelles International Airport on Friday November 29 after a 4,500 nautical mile journey from the Tecnam factory in Italy where it was built.
ADAM departed the Tecnam base in Italy on November 23, 2019 under the command of captains Gerhard Geyer, John Rachel and Anthony Hoareau.
The delivery flight flew over Italy, Greece, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania to finally reach Seychelles.
Commenting on this new acquisition, Zil Air’s executive director, Francis Savy, said: “The brand new Traveller has been in design and development for a number of years. Good things take time and final result is an aircraft answering all Zil Air’s operational requirements and it was purposefully tailored for Seychelles operations.”
“Comfortably accommodating nine passengers with two crew, the Traveller is a new generation piston powered twin engine, high wing, fixed landing gear aircraft. The introduction into the Zil Air fleet provides our customers with cost-effective and varied configuration options, while always offering experiences discerning travellers expect, such as air-conditioning, in-seat power, decent leg room and under-seat storage space.
“Cutting edge avionics by Garmin offers pilots all the information they require for day and night operations, making night operations to equipped airfields another key factor in the choice of aircraft.
The Traveller offers multi role opportunities including Hydro, VIP, cargo options, parachuting and medevac services, and Zil Air is working closely with Tecnam to implement the latter.
“Tecnam embraced Zil Air as a partner from day one, and our team worked alongside Tecnam to customise this brand new aircraft to meet our exact requirements. As of date, this makes Zil Air the second world-wide Operator, and the only one outside the USA, to offer the Traveller in Commercial Operations
“We are proud of our team and their tireless efforts to ensure the aircraft landed in Seychelles ready to commence operations in December 2019. S7-ADM was added to Zil Air’s AOC (Air Operators Certificate) last week by the SCAA, another milestone entirely driven by our in-house team.
“Team Zil Air extends its appreciation and thanks to all stakeholders, the government and people of Seychelles, the SCAA, Team Tecnam, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Zil Air staff members and last, but not least, our business partners and customers who have been at the centre of our growth and development since we opened for business.
“The induction of a modern aircraft into our fleet re-enforces Zil Air’s commitment to safety and to continuing safe operations serving our customers and employees alike. We remain committed to providing the highest aviation operational and safety standards. We continue to offer ‘more than just a flight’ from all at Team Zil Air.’
Zil Air is the premium provider of aerial limo services in Seychelles. It commercially operates a mix fleet of Rotor and Fixed Wing Aircraft, namely; five state-of-the-art Airbus H-120, one Airbus EC 145 Twin Engine Helicopter, one twin-engine fixed wing Vulcan Air P68C (S7-EVE), the newly added Tecnam P2012 Traveller & a King Air 250 under private management.
Zil Air commenced commercial operations on April 1, 2009 and operates 7 days a week supported by a young and dedicated team of 85 personnel.
Zil Air runs its very own MRO (Maintenance Repair Organisation).
Press release from Zil Air