Catastrophy! List of all Nigerian commercial planes and their ages, some 40+

This is a list of all Nigerian commercial planes and their ages. Though the official age limit of aircraft flying in Nigeria’s airspace is 20 years, many of the planes in this list are more than 20 years with some being as old as 40 years.

The list is from, a civil aviation database with 200000+ photos and information on 30000+ aircrafts.

Aero Contractors Current Fleet

5N-BIZ 24558 1845 Boeing 737-4B7 01-02-2007 N436US 22.2 Years
5N-BJA 24873 1931 Boeing 737-4B7 05-2007 N446US lsf Jet Partners LLC 21.7 Years
5N-BJO 534 De Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8 Y50 23-02-2007 C-FLGJ lsd 12.9 Years
5N-BKQ 26695 2423 Boeing 737-522 28-08-2008 VP-BSW lsf GECAS 19.4 Years
5N-BKR 26699 2485 Boeing 737-522 14-08-2008 VP-BSX lsf GECAS 19 Years
5N-BLC 26692 2421 Boeing 737-522 26-09-2008 VP-BSV 19.4 Years
5N-BLD 26675 2345 Boeing 737-522 10-08-2008 VP-BSU lsf GECAS 19.9 Years
5N-BLE 26672 2343 Boeing 737-522 02-04-2009 VP-BSQ 19.9 Years
5N-BLG 25387 2179 Boeing 737-522 28-08-2011 VP-BTI 20.5 Years
5N-BLH 25383 2146 Boeing 737-522 Due VP-BTG lsf WFBN 20.7 Years
5N-BOB 24232 2060 Boeing 737-42C 26-03-2012 EI-CWE lsf AWAS 21 Years
5N-BOC 24814 2270 Boeing 737-42C 17-10-2011 EI-CWF lsf AWAS 20.2 Years

Air Nigeria Current Fleet
5N-VNC 29338 3114 Boeing 737-33V C16Y100 02-06-2010 G-EZYN lsf GECAS 13 Years

5N-VND 29337 3113 Boeing 737-33V C16Y100 02-06-2010 G-EZYM lsf GECAS 13 Years
5N-VNE 29340 3121 Boeing 737-33V C16Y100 02-06-2010 G-EZYP lsf GECAS 12.8 Years
5N-VNF 29341 3125 Boeing 737-33V C16Y100 08-07-2010 OE-IAF lsf CAT 12.7 Years
5N-VNG 29342 3127 Boeing 737-33V C16Y100 02-06-2010 OE-IAI lsf GECAS 12.6 Years
5N-VNH 19000210 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) C12Y84 02-06-2010 PT-SGT
5N-VNI 19000226 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) C12Y84 02-06-2010 PT-SHM

5N-VNJ 28558 2876 Boeing 737-36N C16Y100 16-08-2010 N542MS lsf GECAS 15.2 Years
5N-VNK 27469 2864 Boeing 737-33A C16Y100 15-11-2010 N901AS lsf AerSale Inc 15.3 Years
5N-VNL 27910 2873 Boeing 737-33A C16Y100 15-11-2010 N902AS lsf AerSale Inc 15.2 Years
5N-VNM 25375 2598 Boeing 737-4Q8 03-08-2011 TC-TJD lsf ILFC 18.2 Years
SU-GCI 696 Airbus A330-243 C24Y244 13-05-2012 F-WWYR lsf EgyptAir Papa Do 6.7 Years

Arik Air Current Fleet
5N-BKU 4207 De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 C10Y62 14-10-2009 C-FPPU Christopher
5N-BKV 4219 De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 C10Y62 06-11-2009 C-FSRN Cyprian
5N-JEA 15058 Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y65 02-10-2006 C-FHRH
5N-JEB 15059 Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y65 02-10-2006 C-FHRK

5N-JEC 15054 Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y65 02-10-2006 C-FGNB
5N-JED 15114 Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER C10Y65 31-03-2007 C-FMEP 5.4 Years
5N-MJC 33932 2234 Boeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y119 14-06-2007 N1795B Martin 5.2 Years
5N-MJD 36073 2248 Boeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y119 14-06-2007 N1787B Michael 5.2 Years
5N-MJE 34761 2401 Boeing 737-7GL(WL) Y149 25-11-2007 N737AV McTighe 4.7 Years
5N-MJF 34762 2427 Boeing 737-7GL(WL) Y149 04-12-2007 N737BV Queen of Angels 4.6 Years
5N-MJG 33944 2576 Boeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y119 27-05-2008 N346AT Claudiana 4.2 Years
5N-MJH 36719 2589 Boeing 737-7BD(WL) C12Y119 27-05-2008 N347AT Margaret 4.2 Years
5N-MJI 28640 799 Boeing 737-76N(WL) C12Y112 04-02-2009 N740AL lsf GECAS City of Freetown 11.3 Years
5N-MJJ 28641 809 Boeing 737-76N(WL) C12Y112 04-02-2009 N741AL lsf GECAS 11.2 Years
5N-MJK 30830 855 Boeing 737-76N(WL) C12Y112 09-04-2009 N742AL lsf GECAS Ville De Niamey 11.1 Years
5N-MJN 35638 2789 Boeing 737-86N(WL) C16Y132 10-03-2009 N1796B lsf GECAS Eddington 3.4 Years
5N-MJO 35640 2819 Boeing 737-86N(WL) C16Y132 29-06-2009 N358MT lsf GECAS Augustine 3.3 Years

5N-MJP 38970 3030 Boeing 737-8JE(WL) C20Y126 28-10-2009 N1787B Sultan of Sokoto 2.8 Years
5N-MJQ 38971 3065 Boeing 737-8JE(WL) C20Y126 17-02-2010 City of Calabar 2.7 Years
CS-TFW 910 Airbus A340-542 C36Y201 11-12-2008 F-WJKH lsf Hi Fly Our Lady of Perpetual Help 4 Years
CS-TFX 912 Airbus A340-542 C36Y201 29-04-2009 F-WJKI lsf Hi Fly Captain Bob Hayes 3.9 Years

Chanchangi Airlines Current Fleet
5N-BEV 22658 861 Boeing 737-217(A) 10-12-2004 C-GCPZ 30.2 Years
5N-BIF 23043 972 Boeing 737-282(A) C12Y88 21-11-2005 N233TM 29 Years
5N-BIG 23044 973 Boeing 737-282(A) 28-12-2005 N344TM 29 Years
5N-BIH 23046 981 Boeing 737-282(A) 28-12-2005 N789TM 22.9 Years
5N-BMB 25079 2016 Boeing 737-3J6 03-2009 B-2536 21.3 Years

5N-BMC 25089 2027 Boeing 737-3Z0 03-2009 B-2537 21.2 Years

Dana Air Current Fleet
5N-DEV 49947 1900 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y128 11-05-2012 N934JM 20.9 Years
5N-JAI 53016 1850 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y128 21-08-2009 N968AS 21.2 Years
5N-SAI 53018 1779 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y128 30-08-2008 N943AS 21.7 Years
5N-SRI 53020 1789 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 C12Y128 04-08-2008 N947AS 21.6 Years

First Nation Airways Current Fleet (Formerly Belview Airline)
N-FNA 409 Airbus A320-212 07-04-2011 N409AG lsf ACG 19.3 Years
5N-FNB 466 Airbus A320-212 08-04-2011 N466AG lsf ACG 18.2 Years
5N-FNC 497 Airbus A320-212 10-04-2011 N997AG lsf ACG 17.7 Years

IRS Airlines Current Fleet
5N-CEO 11295 Fokker F100 20-08-2004 N860US Hajiya Babba 22.3 Years
5N-HIR 11498 Fokker F100 22-01-2009 G-CFBU 18.4 Years
5N-SAT11293 Fokker F100 22-12-2010 PH-MJO 22.3 Years
5N-SIK 11286 Fokker F100 16-07-2010 SE-DUU 22.5 Years
5N-SMR 11291 Fokker F100 02-03-2010 SE-DUV 22.4 Years

Kabo Air Current Fleet
5N-DKB 23548 644 Boeing 747-251B 22-10-2008 N637US 26.1 Years
5N-JJJ 19766 111 Boeing 747-136 01-2001 G-AWNF 41.3 Years

5N-JRM 23549 651 Boeing 747-251B 25-11-2008 N638US 25.9 Years
5N-PDP 20842 238 Boeing 747-238B 17-07-2001 G-VJFK 38.1 Years
5N-RRR 19765 109 Boeing 747-136 01-2001 G-AWNE 41.3 Years
Max Air Current Fleet
5N-BMG 23638 658 Boeing 747-346 27-07-2009 JA8177 25.7 Years
5N-DBM 23968 693 Boeing 747-346 12-11-2008 JA8184 24.5 Years
5N-DDK 23967 692 Boeing 747-346 20-08-2009 JA8183 24.5 Years
5N-HMB 25067 857 Boeing 747-438 10-2011 VH-OJK 21.1 Years
5N-MBB 24018 694 Boeing 747-346 22-04-2009 JA8186 24.4 Years
M-ANGA 14501086 Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy VIP 06-01-2012 VQ-BLU

Overland Airways Current Fleet

5N-BCR 031 ATR 42-320 04-03-2005 F-WQNR cvtd -300 25.6 Years
N-BND 363 ATR 42-320 27-10-2010 5H-PAP 18.7 Years



  1. I want to also believe that with what has happen in the aviation sector so many facts will emerge, i pray and urge the FG not to spare anyone found guilty…Nigeria is the best Nation on earth lets all stand and kick against corrupt practices at all levels not just the FG even at our homes cuz charity begins at home. We all have a role to play in building our hard earn Democracy. Long Live noblejecee!!! Long Live Nigeria!!!

  2. Mr Noblejecee, I fail to see anything noble about you at all. Do you own a car? How old is your oldest car? How can you wickedly advocate sending an old man to the farm when there are fresher blood to do the job? Maintenance does not make anything stay forever young, not even humans. The owners of these commercial fleets can comfortably afford to buy newer crafts but choose to buy these death trap contraptions instead because they have not the slightest of respect for human life. If you are related to them or have any interest in these flying coffin airlines, tell them their cup is full. Its judgment time. They either brace up or quit.

  3. Check Overland and Associated, their aircraft are older than that, those companies like falcification of records. Contact Manufacturer of their Aircraft, most of those aircraft are already on the junk list of their manufacturers

  4. An old Airplane should not be allowed to fly again in Nigeria oooooooo. Hmmm this time, who knows the next person’s plane to crash. cos Nigeria will always wait for something to happen before preventing it. But they say “prevention is better than cure”, while in Nigeria,cure is better than to prevent.

  5. This is the height of corruption. Demuren and his co-travellers should pay dearly for this injustice to Nigerian people. What have we done to deserve these flying coffins in our airspace? Please President Jonathan should not spare, all the airliners should be shown the way out if they are not ready to replace their coffins with planes, afterall it costs less to maintain a new machine than these dead but flying crabs. The Minister of Aviation has to tell Nigerians what she wants to do next. God save Nigeria!

  6. I just pray that this recent air mishap would not compel bus and taxi drivers to increase their fares. For the past two days, i observed that our rich men prefer to ply the roads than be flown to their graves.For me, i have resorted to treking from now hence forth.What of you?

  7. For me, our leaders are our problems, they know all this but will never talk, what nas the name the of the wife of the president has to do with the Dana air plane crash? If truly she has no hands on it “NO ONE” will ever mention her cause of the respect she carries in the nation.

  8. It’s a pity dat I have to say this but our aviation sector knows that these planes have past official age limit of aircraft flying in Nigeria’s airspace and they did nothing about it. One of these plane have claimed 153 lives and instead of the FG to pass an order to remove all the planes that have past their flying age limit from our airports they are busy looking for whose fault it is, well Nigerian’s it is the fault of the FG and the aviation sector for leaving these flying coffins in our airports. Today is DANA who knows what plane will be next. FG and aviation sector save us these troubles and let us live.

  9. why is this thing so common with we nigerians? Is it when a disastrous and sad event has happened that some persons usually comes out to criticize, demean, and analyse issue that will be of no importance to us when adequate and effective investigation should have been carried at the initial level. What has happend has happend, why this uncalled analysis.. I’m tired of the way things are being done in this country.. MAY GOD HELP US.