AVIATRANS ANSTALT

IQe.199
AVIATRANS ANSTALT
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
29 October 2014
Reason for listing: 

Aviatrans Anstalt was listed on 26 April 2004 in connection with the measures contained in paragraph 23 (b) of resolution 1483 (2003), as “funds or other financial assets or economic resources that have been removed from Iraq, or acquired, by Saddam Hussein or other senior officials of the former Iraqi regime and their immediate family members, including entities owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by them or by persons acting on their behalf or at their direction”

Additional information: 

“Logarcheo S.A. and Aviatrans Anstalt are two related companies that were established to manage assets of the former Iraqi regime and its senior officials. The Swiss company Logarcheo is reportedly the owner and manager of French real estate ultimately owned by Saddam Hussein.
Aviatrans, a Liechtenstein company, was reportedly the registered owner and manager of a Falcon-50 jet purchased by the Iraqi Ministry of Communications with Iraqi Air Force funds and used to transport senior Iraqi government officials.

Khalaf Al-Dulaymi, a director of investments for the Iraqi Intelligence Service, controlled Logarcheo and Aviatrans. To further conceal the true ownership of the Falcon-50 jet, Hasan Ahmed S. Adnan, an Iraqi aircraft technician, was listed as its owner. Recognizing the former Iraqi regime's interest in the aircraft, Liechtenstein authorities recently deregistered the jet and initiated liquidation proceedings against its legal proprietor, Aviatrans. Liechtenstein authorities have announced their intention to "make this aircraft . . . available for the reconstruction of Iraq."

Commercial reporting and the Geneva Commercial Registry indicate that Al-Dulaymi was the president, administrator and authorized signatory of the Swiss company Midco Finance S.A. Commercial reporting indicates that he is also a principal of Montane Management INC. According to press reports, Montane owned 8.4 percent of the French publishing company Hachette and 2.5 percent of Matra, a French missile and defense electronics manufacturer (Hachette and Matra were later merged into the French firm Lagardere SCA)."