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TRANSAFRIK International Limited is an offshore company registered in Jersey, Channel Island, United Kingdom since 1984 as a cargo airline company. Since 1984 up to this year, Transafrik is operating mainly in Africa and just recently in the Middle East and the Gulf Region. We operate under an Air Operating Certificate (AOC) issued by the Director of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Uganda where all our aircraft is registered.

Our administration, finance and accounting office is now located in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, same as our operations office. Our maintenance base, including engine shop, brake shop and maintenance control are still based in Entebbe, Uganda while our main storage of parts is still situated in Nairobi, Kenya. We are, however, planning to move it to Fujairah, UAE as well in the very near future.

During the last 22 years TRANSAFRIK has operated essentially for WFP-UN World Food Program, United Nations (UNAVEM, MONUC, UNMIS), UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF, Caritas, International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations. Since 2007, we started a new contract with National Air Cargo in Dubai, UAE and in 2009, with Diplomat Freight Services, also in Dubai so we are not solely dependent on aid organizations and makes us more commercialize.

Below is how the company's new organizational chart look like:

  • Chief Executive Officer - CEO

  • Fernando Lima de Brito General Manager-Maint and Ops
  • Flaviano R. Banta Gen. Manager-Fin/Admin/HR
  • Capt. Malcolm Wilson Director for Flight Operations
  • Waldo F. Santos Director of Maintenance
  • Capt. Rodolfo Petican Chief Pilot
  • Jose R. Saplan Safety Manager
  • Ronilo Lagala Quality and Assurance Manager




1. Mr. Fernando Lima de Brito
A qualified Flight Operations Dispatcher by profession started with Transafrik since 1984 and became operations after few years and is currently the General Manager of Maintenance and Operations (GMMO)

Direct Line Contact No.: +971-9-2243724
Mobile No.: +971-50-1622720

2. Mr. Flaviano R. Banta (nickname: Benny)
An experienced Certified Public Accountant by profession, joined Transafrik in July 1988 as Chief Accountant and remained with the company since then and now the General Manager for Finance, Administration and Human Resources (GMFA).

Direct Line Contact No.: +971-9-2249006
Mobile No.: +971-50-1939508

3. Capt. Malcolm Wilson
An experienced pilot, he re-joined Transafrik last July as replacement for Peter Gardiner as Director of Flight Operations. He was a former pilot of Transafrik. He was a British national residing in South Africa.

4. Mr. Waldo F. Santos
A former Air Force from Portugal, re-joined Transafrik as Flight
Engineer in 2009 and was appointed as Director of Maintenance a
year later, a position he holds on till now.

5. Capt. Rodolfo Petican:
A former Philippine Air Force pilot, joined Transafrik in as First Officer in 1988 and work himself up until he became Chief Pilot of the L382 Fleet until now.

6. Mr. Jose Saplan
A retired coronel of the Philippine Air Force former Senior Aviation and former Safety Inspector from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines then joined Transafrik as Safety Manager last July 2010.

7. Mr. Ronilo Lagala
A retired Chief of Maintenance of the 220th Airlift Wing, Philippine Air Force and former Consultant/Airworthiness Inspector of CAAP, he is the newest member of the Transafrik Team, working as Quality and Assurance Manager of the company

updated: 06.12.2011

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