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NIT introduces aircraft maintenance degree course

In a bid to boost the country’s aviation industry manpower, National Institute of Transport has started a bachelor’s degree in aircraft maintenance and plans for a similar course for pilots. Some NIT students looking at an aircraft that is parked at the institute's new hangar in Dar es Salaam over the weekend  (Photo: Prosper Makene) NIT Rector Dr Zacharia Mganilwa said the country aviation industry is facing shortage of qualified personnel hence many plane owners service their equipment in abroad. “In this academic year we have started a new bachelor’s degree course of aircraft maintenance and engineering and before end of the year we could add another training course for pilots,” Dr Mganilwa said. He said the aim is to see more aircraft engineers and pilots are available in the domestic market so that plane owners should not seek such services abroad. He added: “In this academic year we have so far enrolled about 40 students who are taking bachelor’s degree i

Job Vacancy at Precision Air - Chief Legal Counsel & Company Secretary

POSITION:           CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY – 1 POST REPORTS TO:       GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO. DUTY STATION:    DAR ES SALAAM. ROLE P U RPOS E STATEMENT: To identify, communicate and mitigate legal risks to the business to minimize undue financial costs. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES   Draft, negotiate, vet contracts on behalf of the company to protect its interests.   Ensure disputes are resolved in a manner that safeguards the company’s position. Organize and administer subsidiary board meetings to ensure they are efficient and effective.   Ensure company’s compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to avoid legal penalties.   Brief and monitor external counsel to ensure legal representation is effective. Prepare proposals and to lobby the Government on pending legislation to protect or improve the business environment for PW. Develop effective working relationships with key user departments to ensure t

Procurement Officer Vacancy at Precision Air – 1 Post

POSITION:           PROCUREMENT OFFICER  – 1 POST REPORTS TO:       FINANCE DIRECTOR . DUTY STATION:    DAR ES SALAAM.     ROLE PURPOSE STATEMENT: Implement and maintain cost effective procurement requirements for the Precision Air Services Group of Companies in order to achieve a safe, sustainable and reliable supply chain and increase shareholder value and organization’s profit. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES Facilitate the determination and preparation of budgets for materials and supplies. Ensure stakeholders adhere to laid down procurement procedures and policies to improve current practices and reduce costs. Understand needs of internal customers i.e. specs, lead times and liaise with external parties to ensure the needs of internal customers are met satisfactorily Evaluate operational procedures and computer software systems to ensure greatest level of productivity within area of responsibility. Oversee the preparation of appropriate

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians vacancy at Precision Air - 3 positions

POSITION:                Aircraft Maintenance Technicians - Three (3 Positions) REPORTS TO:         Duty Control Engineer DUTY STATION:    Dar es Salaam ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT Carry out assigned repair and replacement tasks on aircraft and aircraft systems in accordance with TCAA regulations and company procedures at optimized cost for the business while upholding high safety standards to maintain schedule integrity KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES ·          Carry out routine and non routine maintenance tasks and perform service bulletins for safe and timely release of aircraft within planned downtime for continued airworthiness. ·          Carry out repair, replacement, overhaul, modification and testing of aircraft components and aircraft tools for optimal turn around time to ensure continuous availability of serviceable component. ·          Carry out maintenance tasks on cabin utilities and IFE systems  for utmost Customer satisfaction and

TAA boss dies amid swimming workout, laid to rest in Dar es salaam.

THE Director General of the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA), Engineer Suleiman Said Suleiman (pictured), is no more; he died while on a swimming workout in the Indian Ocean on Monday morning at Kigamboni in Dar es Salaam. The late TAA Director General,  Engineer Suleiman Said Suleiman According to TAA’s Director of Legal Affairs and Communications, Mr Ramadhan Maleta, the TAA boss had a routine of taking a swimming exercise every morning before reporting to work. “On his routine work out on Monday at between 06:00 and 07:00 in the morning, one of the people he was swimming with realised that Eng Suleiman had lost balance and together with other people they helped him out of the water,” Mr Maleta explained. He was thereafter rushed to Aga Khan Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. “We at TAA are mourning the loss of an exemplary leader with vast experience in management of airports,” Mr Maleta said with grief. He described the late Suleiman as a

TCAA boss suspended over misconduct

The Acting Director General of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), Mr Charles Chacha, has been suspended while two other senior officials have been transferred following discovery of massive financial and procurement irregularities at the authority. The TCAA officials who will be assigned other duties are; Principal Treasurer, Mr Said Mteule and the Procurement Manager, Mr Said Kaswella, who alongside Mr Chacha, have been removed to pave way for further investigations into the said irregularities.  During an impromptu visit by two ministers to TCAA headquarters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa and the Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Philip Mpango, said disciplinary measures taken against the officials resulted from unclear transactions in the purchase of aircraft guiding equipment known as Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) valued at Euro 1.5 million, but remained out of order since

Aerolink Solutions Ltd. brings EASA Compliance Services to East Africa.

Aerolink solutions Ltd.   facilitates the training and sitting of EASA examinations locally (East Africa). Aviation is a global business and the need to offer EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY compliance services locally cannot be ignored anymore! Africa cannot afford to be left behind. Aerolink solutions Ltd, a company registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya have stepped in to bridge this gap by facilitating the training and sitting of EASA examinations locally (East Africa). As the first organisation to facilitate these examinations locally,  Aerolink solutions  Ltd.   have been able to establish itself with a reputation built on hard work and a desire for excellence.  Aerolink solutions  Ltd.  offers incomparable service and the highest degree of professionalism.  What  Aerolink solutions  Ltd.  do:   Partner with leading EUROPEAN EASA Part-147 training Organizations to deliver EASA courses locally to enable technical maintenance staff to attain Part-66 B1/B2 L

fastjet launches Tanzania to Kenya flights

From 11 January 2016, fastjet Tanzania will start operating daily flights between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi and between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi. Flights between Zanzibar and Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and Mombasa are also expected to be added to the network later in 2016. fastjet Tanzania has been given clearance by the Kenyan government to operate flights between Kenya and Tanzania under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries, as previously approved by the Tanzanian Government.  Two new routes, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, and Kilimanjaro to Nairobi are on sale, with one way fares starting from as low as at USD80 and USD50 respectively, plus taxes. fastjet Tanzania has been working towards the launch of these routes for some time. Expanding the network into Kenya marks an important milestone in fastjet’s strategic development and is a significant achievement for the Company, its staff and shareholders

Kenya hopes for direct flights to the US by May

A section of JKIA’s Terminal 1A. Kenya hopes to start direct commercial flights to the United States by May after it met most of the requirements set by an international aviation authority, Transport minister James Macharia on Wednesday. The country wants to boost exports to Washington and increase visits by American tourists, with direct flights being a part of a package of deals announced during US  President Barack  Obama's visit in July. "We shall get direct flights to the US by May this year," Mr Macharia said. Mr Macharia said several airlines were keen to offer direct flights between Kenya and the United States. Delta Airlines previously set a launch date for flights but cancelled due to security concerns. Kenya Airways  also plans to offer direct flights. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport scored 88 per cent when it was assessed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last September, the minister said, disclosing the score