Senchingo From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
All i can say about that:
The original 772LR was used as government aircraft for Equatorial Guinea. One might wonder how the country can afford a T7, but once you realize that they are swimming in oil and are the richest country in Africa and #28 in the world it does make sense.
At first President Obiang bought used it as governement and VIP aircraft. The livery was designed by Lila Design (http://www.liladesign.com) and used the livery of airEG as basis.
As far as i know, Ceiba is on the EU blacklist (with excpetions to some a/c types like the T7, which makes me wonder).
The change of operator therefore indeed might be to avoid the blacklist.