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LAM Mozambique Airlines E190 plane crashed with 33 on board; all killed

The wreckage of a Mozambique Airlines plane that disappeared over Namibia has been found, but none of the 33 people aboard survived the crash, police say. The burned-out aircraft was found in the Bwabwata National Park, near the borders with Angola and Botswana. "The plane has been completely burnt to ashes and there are no survivors," Namibia Police Force deputy commissioner Willy Bampton was quoted by Reuters as saying. In Maputo, Mozambican Airlines, LAM, had issued a statement revising the passenger list down to 27, rather than the 28 earlier reported, along with the six crew members. The statement said the 33 included 10 were Mozambicans, nine Angolans, five Portuguese, one French national, one Brazilian and one Chinese. LAM flight TM470 took off from Maputo at 09H26 GMT Friday and had been due to land in the capital Luanda at 13H10 GMT, but never arrived. Last contact with the place came around 1130 GMT

Fastjet's new international route to Zambia confirmed

Fastjet (LON:FJET) has announced the launch of the second international route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Lusaka in Zambia! Today’s announcement came as fastjet celebrates one year anniversary of flying in Africa. Fastjet's first revenue flight took off from Dar es salaam (Tanzania) on 29th Nov '12.   Flights will initially operate twice a week, and will be available to purchase from next week with fares starting as low as $75 (plus government charges and taxes). The first flight is scheduled to take place on 1st February 2014.

Fastjet Tanzania appoints four new directors.

African low-cost airline Fastjet  (LON:FJET) has appointed four new directors to the board of its subsidiary, Fastjet Tanzania. Fastjet's chief executive, Ed Winter, and general manager South Africa, Kyle Hayward, are joined on the board by two prominent Tanzanians, Ami Mpungwe and Lawrence Masha who will serve as non-executive directors. Angus Saunders, fastjet's chief financial officer, and Richard Bodin, fastjet's chief commercial officer also join as executive directors.  Mpungwe is a respected diplomat and is deputy chairman of AIM-listed Richland Resources (LON:RLD) and chairman of its subsidiary TanzaniteOne Mining.   Masha, meanwhile, is a prominent lawyer and businessman with strong ties throughout Africa. are joined on the board by prominent Tanzanians Ami Mpungwe and Lawrence Masha who will serve as non-executive directors. Angus Saunders, fastjet's chief financial officer, and Richard Bodin, fastjet's chief commercial officer also

JOB VACANCY at Precision Air Services Plc

Precision Air Services Plc wish to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in this challenging position. POSITION : MD's EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT REPORTS TO : MD & CEO PRECISION AIR SERVICES PLC DUTY STATION : DAR ES SALAAM Download details here : Closing Date : Not later than 31st November 2013 

Nigerian Becomes First African President Of ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced the election of Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu as its new council president, making him the first African to attain the position. Dr Aliu’s election followed a unanimous agreement of 36 states which comprise ICAO’s Governing Council, at the body’s 200th session in Montreal, Canada. “I look forward to working with my Council colleagues over the next triennium, with the support of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission and Secretariat, as we seek to address aviation’s key areas of priority,” Aliu enthused. He said that the industry has the duty to expand tourism and market access which were important to global economic players who rely so significantly today on safe and dependable air transport connectivity. Prior to his new election, Dr Aliu who is succeeding Mexican Roberto Gonz├ílez, served for eight years as the ICAO Council’s Nigerian Representative (2005-2013), an official statement read

Precision Air predicts brighter future ahead with five - year strategic plan

PRECISION Air (PW) predicts a rosier future in the years ahead with full implementation of the company’s five-year strategic plan as approved by the company’s board, the Precision Air's Board Chairman Michael Shirima said. One of Precision Air's ATR72 Speaking during the company’s Annual General Meeting in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Shirima said the company’s half year results (unaudited) for the period April to Sept indicates a very positive outlook with the actual results in line with the strategic plan. Shirima said the company is now focused to remain a profit making company even after posting a Tshs 30 billion loss during the year ending March 31st 2013. He said during that period,the company’s total assets increased more than ten-fold from Tshs 23 billion in 2006 to Tshs 276 billion as on March 31st 2013. “The growth of assets was at par with the growth of the company’s capacity to airlift more passengers.From moving 340,000 passengers in 2006 to 896,

The 2nd Precision Air Services PLC Shareholders' Annual General Meeting - to be held today.

The Annual General Meeting of Precision Air Services PLC, will be held today, Wednesday November 20 th 2013 at 1000am in Dar es salaam city centre at the Golden Jubilee Towers, 6 th Floor, in the Kilimanjaro Hall. As per the notice given, all shareholders are reminded to bring their share certificates during the meeting.The AGM will be held at JB BELMONTE HOTEL,Golden Jubilee Towers; PSPS Building;Ohio Street;6th Floor,Kilimanjaro Hall,Dar Es Salaam on 20th November 2013 1000 am. A copy of the official Notice & Agenda for the AGM as published in the daily local newspapers of October 29 th 2013 is seen here below: In english.     In swahili.  

Air Austral's Ewa Airlines starts Dzaoudzi - Dar es Salaam flights.

On saturday 16th November 2013, the first Mayotte airline called Air EWA has launched the connection between Dzaoudzi ( Mayotte ) and Dar es Salaam ( Tanzania) . The i naugural flight (UU280) to DAR operated by Air EWA on ATR 72-212A reg. F-OZSE landed at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) around 14h35Z and was scheduled to take off on Sunday at 8h45Z.   EWA Air ATR 72-212A reg. F-OZSE at JNIA in Dar Es salaam EWA Air operates one of Air Austral's three ATR 72-500s using Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport as a hub. Initially the airline operates using Air Austral’s “UU” Code    The current timetable from the airline's website shows that, in the period 09/11/13 -29/03/14  Ewa Air will be operating into Dar es salaam once per week with arrivals on Saturdays 17:35LT and departures on Sundays 11:45LT, i.e there will be a night stop at DAR. About EWA Airlines. Officially launched in May 2013, EWA Air is owned 52.3 % by Ai

Fastjet launches flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya (Songwe).

Fastjet's A319, 5H-FJC receiving water cannon salute at Songwe. In Tanzania today, another milestone for Fastjet has been marked by the launch of the Mbeya (Songwe) route from Dar es salaam. The maiden flight FN121 took off on sched from Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport ( JNIA) at 0615 EAT for an approximate 1 hour and 20 minutes flight to Songwe International Airport ( HTGW) . The Fastjet airbus A319 5H-FJC landed at Songwe ( HTGW) on schedule at 0735 EAT where it was greeted by the water cannon salute from the airport's fire trucks to mark the occasion.  The return leg of this first flight between Dar es Salaam and Mbeya was completed at 0945 EAT when fastjet FN122 touched down at Julius Nyerere International Airport.  The Crew of  the first Fastjet's flight FN121 to Songwe, Mbeya. Fastjet's Mbeya route is the fourth domestic out of Dar after MWZ, JRO and ZNZ. Flights between Dar es Salaam and