Skip to main content

Chines aviation firm makes Dar its Africa Aircraft technical base

A Chinese aviation company, AVIC International, which is eying a stake in Air Tanzania, has launched a technical support centre in Dar es Salaam.
The China Oversea (Tanzania) Civil Aircraft Technical Support Centre aims at facilitating the Chinese civil aircraft fleet in Africa.
The AVIC International Managing Director of Civil Aircraft Department, Dr Li Song Lin (left), briefs the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Monica Mwamunyange (third right) on the company’s operations during the opening of the China Oversea (Tanzania) Civil Aircraft Technical Support Center in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam over the weekend. Others are Executive Vice President of AVIC International, Dr Zhang Guangjian (second left), Director of Infrastructure from EAC Secretariat Mr Philip Wambugu (second right) and the Charge de’affair at the Embassy of China in Tanzania, (first right) Mr Li Xuhang.   
It will provide efficient and on-time field support, technical services and spare parts supplies for the aircraft.
The company is also having discussions with Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) to establish a joint venture and provide the Tanzanian firm with the Chinese civil aircraft for operation.
The deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Monica Mwamunyange said at the launch of the centre in Dar es Salaam at the weekend that the opening was part of implementation of issues agreed upon by leaders of the two nations.
“It was part of what is contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of Tanzania and China - sealed in Beijing in October, this year during the visit by President Jakaya Kikwete to China,” she said.
The MoU sought to expand and deepen cooperation between the countries.
“It is interesting that this is happening before we officially finalize a Joint Venture deal between AVIC and ATCL,” she said.
The AVIC International Executive Vice President, Dr Zhang Guangjian said the China Oversea (Tanzania) Civil Aircraft Technical Support Center in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam), is also a step forward for the firm’s commitment to establish its customer service network in Africa.
“Going by our future cooperation plan with ATCL, we will also build other centers like a spare parts pool, a flight training facility and a Maintenance, repair and operations,” he said.
In her speech, the Deputy Director General of West-Asia and Africa Department in the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Xie Yajing, termed the move as a great start and meaningful milestone for aviation cooperation between the two Countries.
“The Ministry of Commerce of China fully supports AVIC International and its cooperation project with its Tanzanian partners, with favorable policy and financial support.

I believe their cooperation will significantly benefit transportation industry, tourism and the social and economic development in Tanzania,” he said.

ATCL Acting Chief Executive Officer, Captain Milton Lazaro, said the alliance between his airline and AVIC was aimed at enhancing domestic and regional air network within Tanzania and Africa as well as the whole world.
"Through such cooperation, we are very sure that even the number of our aircraft is going to increase and be able to expand services," he said.

Source: The citizen


Most Viewed Posts

Job Opportunities at Air Tanzania (ATCL)

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is in the process of revamping its operations and has introduced new equipment to its fleet. The Company is therefore inviting applications from qualified personnel to fill various positions. 1.      POSITIONS:  1.1. Dash 8 – Q400 Mechanical and Avionics Certifying Engineers (6 POSTS)     a)    Qualifications·         ·          Must possess a valid Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (ICAO TYPE II).  ·         ·          Must possess a valid Dash 8 – Q400 Approval/License. ·      Must have successfully completed Dash 8 – Q400 type course from an Approved Training Organisation.        ·       Must have Aircraft Maintenance working experience, as a certifying engineer, of not less than 5 years; 2 of which being on Dash 8 – Q400. Experience must include release to service certification after “A” Check and above.        ·          Computer literacy·         ·          Fluency in English·        

Job Opportunities at Air Tanzania: Pilots-in-Command, Co-Pilots,Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Cabin Crews.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is in the process of revamping its operations and has introduced new equipment to its fleet. The Company is therefore inviting application from qualified personnel to fill various positions. 1. POSITIONS: 1.1  Pilot-in-Command – Dash 8 (11 Posts) a) Qualifications: Must possess Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and with performance “A”.Must additionally achieve the following:- ·          Minimum of 4000 hours flying experience of which 2000 hours must be command on multi-engine  aircraft; Above 17 ton. ·          Group 1 endorsement on DASH 8 or Equivalent with a minimum of 500 hours command on type; ·          Pass an oral interview and flying acceptance check conducted by the Company; ·          Must pass a Base and Route check with an Instrument Rating within 10 and 70 hours respectively; ·          Track record of good performance as a Commander and no accident record. b) Duties and responsibilities : ·      

Job Vacancy At Precision Air - Cabin Crews (10-Posts)

                                                                                                                  JOB VACANCY Precision Air Services Plc is a fast growing private Tanzanian airline which operates in Partnership with Kenya Airways, with its strategies to expand wings beyond East Africa and Africa. In order to keep our services at a higher level and meet our customers’ maximum satisfaction We wish to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in this challenging position. POSITION:           CABIN CREWS(10-POSTS) REPORTS TO:     CHIEF CABIN CREW DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM                            ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT You will be reporting to Chief Cabin Crew/Assistants Chief Cabin Crew - Precision Air Services PLC. Please take note of your responsibilities. Consistently give quality customer service to passengers in a safe environment for their comfort and satisfaction KEY ACCOUNTABILITIE