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TCAA JOB OPPORTUNITY:DIRECTOR GENERAL

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT VACANT POSITION
The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) was established by the enactment of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Act 2003 Cap 80 (R.E 2006). The Authority is responsible for safety, security and economic regulation of the activities of persons and institutions providing air transport services, aeronautical airport services and air navigation services.  In addition, the Authority provides air navigation services in Tanzania. 
In order to carry out its role, the Chairman of Nomination Committee is looking for  self motivated Tanzanians with appropriate competencies to fill the position of Director General as per Civil Aviation Authority Act 2003 Cap 80 (R.E 2006) section 33 (1-6) which will fall vacant in May, 2014. 
1.        POSITION:  DIRECTOR GENERAL
2.        REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Board of Directors
3.         QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE In accordance with the provisions of Section 33 (1-2) of …

TANZANIA: Cabins or cockpits?

An article from genderlinks, written by Bestina Magutu.
Thinking back to my younger years, I recall the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Many of my peers said they wanted to be airhostesses. I do not remember any friends determined to become pilots, aircraft engineers or air traffic controllers. Years later, these positions are still considered a ‘man's job' and few women pursue these careers.
Most women employed in Tanzanian aviation, work as supporting staff. According to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) only 7% of Tanzanian pilots; 10% of aircraft controllers and only 2% of aircraft engineers are women. Typically, 66% of cabin crew and support staff is female.
The picture is not much different in other parts of the world. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, approximately 4 000 out of 130 000 airline pilots worldwide, are women. This is almost 80 years since Central Airlines in the USA hired the first America…

Careers at Fastjet

Senior Commercial Planning and RM Analyst


Introduction Fastjet.com is Africa’s newest airline; having taken over fly540 operations in four countries across Africa we are consolidating the management functions in Europe and turning fly540 into a pan-African low-cost airline.  Fastjet has introduced modern and reliable western aircraft into African markets and fill the aircraft using aggressive inventory management and low lead-in prices.  The airline is backed by investors with experience in both the airline industry and the African marketplace. Fastjet.com is looking to recruit a Senior Commercial Planning and RM Analyst to work for the fastjet commercial department.  This is a very hands-on role that will quickly expand in responsibilities as the airline grows.  The role will be based in Gatwick with occasional overseas travel and will report to the Head of Revenue Management & Route Development. Salary: Subject to Candidate Closing Date:  Feb 9, 2014 Please send covering letter a…

Southwest 737 Lands At Wrong Airport

A Southwest Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers landed at the wrong Missouri airport Sunday, the company said.

Southwest Flight 4013 from Chicago's Midway Airport was scheduled to land at Branson airport on Sunday evening, but it instead showed up at Taney County airport, said Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for the airline.
The two airports are about seven miles apart and serve the same area of southwest Missouri.
Hawkins said he didn't yet have enough information to say why the plane landed at the wrong location. The landing of the plane, a Boeing 737-700 carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was uneventful, and everyone is safe, he said.
The director of the Branson airport said the passengers were being taken by bus and other vehicles to the correct airport. There are no injuries reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating the incident.
Southwest Airlines issued the statement:
The Southwest Airlines Pilot in command of fligh…

Air India’s nightmare journey, plane damaged and crippled in Jaipur.

JAIPUR: Late on Sunday evening, AI-890 was diverted from fogged-out Delhi to Jaipur. On landing, the Airbus A320 burst a tyre and suffered subsequent damage to a wing. The passengers fared even worse, as the account below reveals.


The usual depression that hits when I leave my Imphal home after Christmas break lifted momentarily on Sunday at the airport. AI-890, the Air India flight to Delhi via Guwahati, was on time. Well, it was only 15 minutes late, and that’s as good as it gets with Air India. In fact, I was even a little impressed as the Airbus A320 took off with about 170 people aboard — without fuss, fear or favour at 4 pm on Sunday. Little did I know that I was flying to a brush with death, and that a full day after surviving it, I would be in a creaky bus jammed between endless lines of smoke- spewing trucks between Jaipur and Delhi.

Out of Imphal, the flight was smooth, but for a turbulence-related jerk now and then. Almost four hours and some circling around t…

EADS rebranded as Airbus Group

Taking off into the New Year, the EADS group has been rebranded as “Airbus Group”. Uniting all its activities under a single and strong brand, Airbus Group also renames two of its three Divisions. Going forward, the Group is home to: Airbus, focussing on commercial aircraft activities;Airbus Defence and Space, integrating the Group’s defence and space activities from Cassidian, Astrium, and Airbus Military;Airbus Helicopters, comprising all commercial and military helicopter activities. “For many years, Airbus has been a globally renowned synonym for technology breakthrough as well as aeronautic passion and pride,” said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders. “Joining forces under the strong Airbus brand gives all our operations and employees the thrust and lift to capture global markets.”


Furthermore, the Group is launching procedures to change the legal form of its holding by 2015: Once renamed, Airbus Group N.V. shall turn into a European Company, Airbus Group SE (Societas Europaea) …