Namibia Commercial Aviation

Namibia Commercial Aviation (NCA ) is a Namibian airline based in Windhoek. The company was founded in 1992.

NCA offers mainly tourist charter flights to Namibia. To this end, in 1992 the last two passenger planes Douglas DC-6B from Zambia were bought. Until then, they were there as a VIP machinery including President Kenneth Kaunda in use. The founder of NCA, Chris Schutte, restored the machine in 1994 and 1997 and has since offered tourist air travel to Namibia.

2000, the DC-6B "Fish Eagle" (serial number: 45563 ) due to financial difficulties at Flying Bulls sold in Austria.

Recent History

The founder of NCA, Chris Schutte has died at the age of 71 on November 5, 2010, due to financial problems which is why the sale of the last machine is to be handled (as of February 2011).

The Namibian Civil Aviation Authority had 2010, the last flight of the airline removed the approval for operation and requires in addition to the installation of cockpit voice recorder and other modern instruments, such as a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System for this historic machine. The costly endeavor of several million Namibian dollars, as well as all the cables should be routed away and new could not be realized by the airline.

Mid-January 2011 should fly the DC-6B " Bateleur " from Windhoek to Australia and be there for three months on the continent in use. For various reasons, however, this was not possible. The machine is (as of May 2013) still at the airport Windhoek - Eros.


Status: February 2011

  • Douglas DC-6B " Bateleur ", serial number: 45564