Bin Air

Bin Air
Bin Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- BID[1] BINAIR[2]
Ceased operations29 October 2018[3]
HubsEssen/Mülheim Airport
Fleet size8
HeadquartersCologne, Germany

BinAir Aero Service GmbH[4] was[5] a German charter airline headquartered in Cologne and based out of Essen/Mülheim Airport specializing in ad hoc freight services across Europe.


The airline was founded in 1996.

The European Union warned the airline in 2011 to improve its safety or face inclusion in the EU no-flight blacklist of banned airlines.[6][7]

As of 29 October 2018, Bin Air's air operator's certificate has been revoked by the Luftfahrtbundesamt forcing the airline to cease all operations.[3][5]


As of November 2018, the BinAir Fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[8]

Bin Air fleet
Aircraft In service Notes
Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner 8 different sub-variants operated
Total 8

Accidents and incidents[]


  1. ^ Bin Air code data at
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b - List of Air Carriers licenced by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (current Operating Licences), Version:October 29, 2018 (German) 29 October 2018
  4. ^ "List of Air Carriers licensed by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (current Operating Licences), Version: October 27, 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b - Deutsche Charterairline Bin Air verliert Lizenz (German) 2 November 2018
  6. ^ EU warns German, Spanish airlines over safety Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Irish Independent retrieved 5/5/2011.
  7. ^ see points 15 and 16, official journal of the European Union 20-04-2011 accessed 5-5-2011.
  8. ^ "Bin Air fleet". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Accident: BinAir SW4 at Stuttgart on Jan 19th 2010, right main gear collapsed on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  10. ^ "Flights resume at Dublin Airport after small cargo plane damaged on landing". RTÉ News, Ireland. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Photo: Crashed Metroliner at Dublin Airport". @MMcKCiara Ciara Underwood. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  12. ^ Kapps, Sebastien. "Accident: Bin Air are rubbish according to Dublin crash witnesses". Simon Hradecky.

External links[]

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