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VIDEO: ATR Interview of Sauda RAJAB, Precision Air Services CEO - 2014

Listen to Sauda RAJAB, Precision Air Services CEO, as she emphasizes on the fact that Africa is the next frontier for the airline industry!

JOB VACANCY at Precision Air: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS (3 POSTS)

POSITION: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS (3 POSTS) REPORTS TO: DUTY CONTROL ENGINEER  DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM/NAIROBI 

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT 
Carry out and certify all inspection, repair ,replacement tasks on aircraft & aircraft systems  and perform certification within his/her dual scope of approval in accordance with TCAA and  company regulations at an optimized cost for the business whilst upholding high safety  standards to maintain schedule integrity 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES: 
 Assess defect s on aircraft, troubleshoot, rectify and   Certify within the dual scope approval for timely release of aircraft to maintain  schedule integrity   Carry out scheduled maintenance checks and service bulletins and certify within the  dual scope approval for safe and timely release of aircraft within planned downtime  for continued airworthiness.   Carry out inspection, repair, replacement, overhaul, modification and testing of  aircraft components and aircraft too…

Fastjet Passenger Statistics for April 2014

fastjet plc is pleased to announce its passenger statistics for the month of April  2014.
fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 35,763 passengers and achieved a load factor of 66%.
During the month, the frequent closure of airports and roads due to prolonged periods of extremely adverse weather conditions led to a decrease in punctuality, with 79% of flights arriving on time Note 5.   
fastjet is also pleased to announce that its recent sale, which took place on 30th April 2014, was highly successful with almost 23,000 bookings made across  all our routes, including for the upcoming summer period.
During the sale, traffic to fastjet's website increased very significantly, with web hits up by 977% compared to the same day in March 2014.  Unique users (visitors to the site using a guest ID) increased by 163% in Tanzania and 210% in South Africa as new customers took advantage of fastjet's attractive low fares. The Company also set up 'pop-up shops' in several loc…

ICAO to help ensure Tanzania safe skies

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Secretary General, Mr Raymond Benjamin has said that the organization was determined to ensure that safety and security of air transport is enhanced in Tanzania.
The ICAO boss made the remarks shortly after his arrival where he was welcomed by Transport Minister, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe and other government officials.

Mr Benjamin, who landed in Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport from Ethiopia where he had also held an official tour, will be in the country for five days.
The visit, among other things, is aimed at making a follow-up on efforts of contracting states in meeting their obligations under the Chicago Convention for the safe operations of international civil aviation.
Mr Benjamin said that the visit would also be vital as ICAO will consequently learn major areas of interest in the aviation industry in Tanzania and Africa in general.
“We are putting a lot of emphasis on the safety and security of air transpor…

Precision Air donates food to Kyela flood victims

Precision Air, has presented three tonnes of food and cooking oil to flood victims in Kyela District, Mbeya Region, who suffered floods following the ongoing rains that left more than 3,983 families stranded.

Precision Air Brand and Marketing Coordinator Hillary Mremi represented the airline’s Managing Director and CEO, Sauda Rajab, in handing over the donation to the Kyela office of Transport minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe – who doubles as Kyela Member of Parliament.

Apart from three tonnes of food, which comprised one tone each of maize flour, rice and beans, the consignment had 312 litres of cooking oil. Tanzania’s leading domestic airline also offered to transport to Mbeya various other donations collected from good Samaritans within Precision Air network across Tanzania.

In her remarks, MD and CEO Rajab said: “Care for society is one of the airline’s core values and the company feels obliged to help Kyela residents during these tough times.”

“Our famous slogans – ‘YOU ARE WHY WE FLY’…

TCAA appoints new Acting Director General.

The Minister of Transport Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe (MP) has appointed Mr.Charles M. Chacha as acting Director General of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) starting on 26 April, 2014.
Mr. Chacha has succeeded retired director general Fadhili Manongi who saved in the capacity since 2010.
Prior to this appointment Mr. Chacha has been serving as TCAA director of navigation services.

The following is the TCAA's statement in swahili.


VACANCY at Fastjet: CABIN CREW (Airbus A319)

Post: CABIN CREW
Feet: Airbus A319
The Role: To ensure safety of the passengers and the cabin under the overall authority and responsibility of the commander.To be responsible to the Commander for the conduct and co-ordination of Cabin Safety and Emergency Briefings and procedures specified in operations Manual, and for their observance by the cabin crew and passengers.To ensure all persons carried in the aircraft obey all lawful commands given by the commander for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons and property carried there in.To form a link between the passengers and the flight crew.To ensure the delivery of In-flight revenue.
If you meet the following requirements then you might be a short step away from taking off: -Valid Tanzanian Cabin Crew Licence -18 years of age or older -High School Education -A good command of spoken and written English -Foreign language an added advantage -Excellent communication and interpersonal Skills -Tanzanian Nationality

ATCL's Omani firm eight-plane shunt deal a puzzler

THE eight-plane deal reached by Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) and an Omani investor might not materialize after all.
Several clues in ATCL knowledge and government circles show that the much-cherished prospect is gradually vanishing as there is the possibility that the whole deal is a non-starter.
The national flag-bearer had banked on the ambitious investment of about 200bn/- to help revive its operations for effective competition in the market.
An Oman investor, Sheikh Salim Al Harthy, who visited Tanzania in August, last year, had introduced himself as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alhayat Development and Investment Company -- and promised to shunt in the brand new planes.
He had promised that after the talks with ATCL management, his company would right away bring in the planes and train 10 young aircraft engineers who will also specialize in maintenance of Bombardier and Embraer175 planes.
In December last year, the ‘Daily News’ contacted ATCL Acting Managing Director and…

KENYA AIRWAYS RECEIVES SECOND B777-300ER

Nairobi, May 5, 2014-Kenya Airways has received a second B777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the airline’s drive to expand and modernize its fleet. The aircraft landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi yesterday from Seattle in the US, where it was manufactured by Boeing. It was received by Evanson Mwaniki, Chairman of the Kenya Airways’ Board of Directors. It has a capacity of 400 passengers and over 20 metric tonnes of cargo.
The delivery of the B777-300ER comes only weeks after Kenya Airways received its first ever Dreamliner, named ‘Great Rift Valley’ ,which was unveiled at JKIA by President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 5, 2014.
This is the second B777-300ER aircraft that the airline has acquired. The first one was taken delivery of in October 2013. Speaking when he received the aircraft at JKIA, Kenya Airways’ Group Chairman, Evanson Mwaniki, said that the airline’s fleet expansion will increase its competitiveness by delivering a world-class experience to customers.