Sud-Aviation was a French state-owned aircraft manufacturer, originating from the merger of Sud-Est (SNCASE, or Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-est) and Sud-Ouest (SNCASO or Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest) on 1 March 1957. Both companies had themselves been formed from smaller privately owned corporations that had been nationalized into six regional design and manufacturing pools just prior to World War II.
Air Afrique Sud Aviation Caravelle 10B1R registration TU-TCN, named "Nouakchott" after the capital city of Mauritania, joined the fleet in December 1973.
It was previously registered JY-ACS and flying under ALIA colours. TU-TCN was one of two Caravelle 10B1R owned by Air Afrique. The seco..