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Coastal Aviation takes steps to ensure safety

Coastal Aviation released a statement regarding steps taken after the recent significant accidents.

Dear Colleague
As promised, I would like to update you on what steps Coastal Aviation is taking in the short term to ensure the safety of our passengers.
As you can imagine, the last few days have been exceedingly busy. We have made decisions as a result of intense internal discussion, but also from looking at the comments we have received from you, our stakeholders. I would like to thank you all for your input and support.
With all of this in mind we have taken a long and hard look at our existing operations aircrew and split the crew into two distinct groups based on experience.
Effective immediately to be classified as an experienced Coastal Captain, you must have in excess of 3000 hours of accident free total flying time (approximately 5 years as a commercial pilot) with in excess of 1000 hours of Pilot in Command of an aircraft in single pilot operations in remote and challenging terrai…

Coastal Aviation CEO speaks over recent significant accidents

Dear Colleague As you are aware we have recently had two significant accidents, one of which resulted in the loss of life of all on board. The other accident, in October, was no less serious, but thankfully resulted in no loss of life. Two passengers and the Pilot were taken to hospital in Nairobi and subsequently released after 2 nights. I am still in touch with all involved. Naturally all of us at Coastal are devastated and in a total state of shock. To have one major accident, after so many years of safe operations is bad, but to have another, with such a tragic outcome, so soon afterwards has left us reeling. We have rightly been accused for poor communication to our trade partners, I put my hand up and take full responsibility for this. The lack of further communication after the October accident was down to my desire to respect the ongoing investigation and the privacy of those involved. Whilst this intention was honourable, I accept that it was not the right decision. I am hav…

TANZANIA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY SPONSORSHIP FOR PILOT TRAINING

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority invites candidates to be sponsored by the Training Fund for pilot training for the financial year 2017/2018.
The candidate should meet the following criteria:
(i)            She/he must be a Tanzanian citizen; (ii)          able to communicate thoroughly in spoken and written English (iii)         must not be older than 25 years at the time of application (iv)         outgoing and of a strong character, with a conviction and adaption                to a high risk industry/environment (v)          Must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree Please note the shortlisted candidates must sit for and pass a written aptitude test followed by an oral interview. Furthermore, they will be required to undergo medical examination to establish their fitness to undertake such training. All tests and medical examinations will be undertaken by qualified technical personnel and designated medical examiners. Also, all applicants must submit cer…