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Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) approves Chinese-made aircraft to operate in Tanzania.


Airlines operating in Tanzania can now operate aircraft that are made in China following the signing of the Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement (BAA) between the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

On Thursday 13th February 2014,TCAA and CAAC have signed a pact to enable Chinese airlines operate in Tanzania. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Dar es Salaam between TCAA Director General, Mr Fadhili Manongi and Deputy Administrator of CAAC, Mr Li Jian.

"We are extremely pleased to Mr Li and his delegation for signing of the Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement (BAA) with TCAA," said Mr Manongi.

"BAA underscores the fundamental obligations of the Chicago Contracting States in meeting safety objectives as enshrined in the International Civil Aviation Organisation safety objectives," noted Mr Manongi.

He invited investors in aviation industry from China to bring their aircraft in Tanzania and compete with other airlines.

Mr Manongi clarified that TCAA and likewise the CAAC will contribute to better safety outcomes by ensuring the exchange of safety information.

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The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) Director General Fadhili Manongi (second left) and the Deputy Administrator of Civil Aviation Administration of China Mr Li Jian (second right) sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement in Dar es Salaam on Thursday. Others on this picture are TCAA's legal officer Vallery Chamulungu (left) and Executive Vice President of  Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)   Mr. Geng Runguang (right).

 Among of the members of the Chinese delegation were present to witness the signing of the MoU that will enable china-made planes to operate in Tanzanian airspace.
Members of the delegation of Chinese investors were present to witness the signing of the MoU that will enable china-made planes to operate in Tanzanian airspace.





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