A Britten-Norman twin-engine "Islander" aircraft arrived at Ndolo airport in Kinshasa this week for delivery to the newly-formed Agence des Messageries Aeriennes Congolaises (AMAC) - the Congolese Air Messenger Agency.
L.S Light aircraft landing and taxiing (2 shots)
MCS Pilot out of aircraft
MS Spectators applauding and pilot shakes hands with two of them
MS Head on view of aircraft
CU Sign "AMAC" on aircraft
CU Name of aircraft "Islander"
MS Pilot opens door in fuselage
CU Pilot at controls (2 shots)
LS Aircraft taking off
MCS Pilot and passenger and view from aircraft (2 shots)
LS Aircraft from ground
Air to Ground shot flying over town
Initials OS/2338 LD/DS/2353
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Background: A Britten-Norman twin-engine "Islander" aircraft arrived at Ndolo airport in Kinshasa this week for delivery to the newly-formed Agence des Messageries Aeriennes Congolaises (AMAC) - the Congolese Air Messenger Agency. It is the first aircraft to be going into service with the Agency - which is to be used initially only as a speedier carrier for Congo-Kinshasa's information services: films, television, magazines, newspapers, books, etc.
Eventually, AMAC hope to have a small fleet of aircraft for light freight and some passenger carriage.
The Islander is an easily-adaptable, multi-purpose aircraft. It can seat up to twelve passengers, or carry up to 2,300 pounds (1,043 kilos) of freight - or a combination of both. It can cruise up to speeds of 166 kph (267 kph). It is built by the Britten-Norman company of the Isle of right.
AMAC's next aircraft is expected to be a Japanese MU-2G turboprop made by the aviation division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
???.B. Zambia's Flying Doctor Service recently ordered five Britten-Norman islanders, and took delivery of the first two in February, we serviced this story on February 26, at 61 feet under PROD.NO.2270/71: UK - ZAMBIA TAKES DELIVERY OF TWO AIRCRAFT FOR ITS FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE.