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Hawa Air

Taken at Antwerp in 1986, freshly delivered Casa 212 Aviocar wearing modified factory colors of Casa with "Hawa Air" titles of the parent company and "Antwerp" titles in the tail (Photo: collection Skystef)


Base: Antwerp
Fleet: 1x Casa 212 (OO-FKY)
History: HAWA (Helicopter Aircraft World Association) was initially established in Switzerland in 1959 by Dr. Ahura Khaleghi Yazdi to collect worldwide aviation information and to keep that information updated for the global use of airman. Later this initiative was transferred to World Aviation magazine while Hawa Air was reinvented on December 30 1976 as a pure aviation company composed of a flying school, air taxi, air freight, air courier service, executive - medical flights and maintenance. Besides operating some small aircraft (like Cessna's and a Piper), a Casa "Aviocar" was delivered at Antwerp on May 20 1986, initially to start up services on behalf of Antwerp Air to run services for the Belgian Post and pax services from Antwerp to Luxembourg, Hamburg and Coperhagen. The pax services didn't materialise and after a dispute of non payment this airframe was returned to the lessor a couple of months later. Eventually, it found new life with European Air Transport. Hawa Air itself was declared bankrupt on January 7 1988.


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