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Air Tanzania Limited (ATCL ) attains IOSA registration.

AIR Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) has successfully attained IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. The country's flag carrier has successful closed the IOSA audit to attain this certification approval.



With this certification ATCL  joins its regional peers on IOSA registry namely; Kenya Airways, Precision Air, RwandaAir and Ethiopian Airlines.

The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is the benchmark for global safety management in airlines. All IATA members are registered and must remain registered in order to maintain IATA membership.

The advantage of having IOSA certification is to increase business since passengers build confidence and trust to be flying into safe hands.

The certification is expected to boost ATCL business especially in the regional and international routes. And will also enable the country's flag carrier to enter into new joint ventures and code sharing easily.

In East African bloc, Kenya Airways was the first to attempt and win the certificatio…

Air France-KLM Orders 60 Airbus A220 Jets to Upgrade Its Aging Fleet

Air France-KLM ordered Airbus SE narrow-body jets worth $5.5 billion and announced the retirement of its A380 superjumbos as Chief Executive Officer Ben Smith reshapes the fleet to cut costs and boost margins.

The group’s French arm will buy 60 A220 planes and placed options for 60 more, according to a statement this Tuesday. The double-decker A380, in its last years of production after a slump in sales, will be phased out by 2022.

“This is a very important next step in Air France’s transformation,” Smith said in the statement, adding that it’ll help the carrier “attain European airline leadership.” He highlighted the A220 aircraft’s performance and comfort.

The Canadian executive, who took over in September, is turning his attention to the fleet requirements that had been put on hold as he focused on labor unrest in his first months in charge. The new, more fuel-efficient planes will help pare operating costs as he remodels the group’s short-haul business to take on network rivals an…