As part of the commemoration marking the International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) on 7 December 2019 and the 75 anniversary of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) is conducting an essay competition centered on the theme THE ROLES OF NATIONAL CARRIER- AIR TANZANIA IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TCAA is a corporate body, established under the Civil Aviation Act, CAP 80 (R.E 2006). The Act mandates the Authority to regulate economic, safety and security aspects of the civil aviation industry as well as providing air navigation services in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Top three winners will get laptop prizes.
Tanzanian primary or secondary schools’ pupils between the age of 10- 13 years.
· Each participant is permitted to submit only one individual entry.
· It must be an original work of the participant.
· It should not have previously been submitted for any other publications or other competition.
· It should be written in English language.
· All entries are limited to two pages for typed work and 3 pages for handwritten.
· It should include writer name, his/her school name, contact number, and physical address.
The essay will be accepted from November 8- 22, 2019. To submit your entry, please send it to Director General, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), P.O. Box 2819, Dar es Salaam. Remember to mark your envelope, “Essay writing competition 2019
· Originality and participant knowledge about the topic.
· Clear and concise expression.
· Presentation and formatting (introduction, body and conclusion).
· Style and quality of narration.
The top winners will be invited to present their essays and thereafter receive awards, on 6th December 2019 at TCAA Headquarters, Aviation House, Banana- Ukonga- Dar es Salaam. For further queries, call 0713 736943 or 0754621962

source: tcaa

Precision Air Now Eyes Chato and Dodoma.

Tanzania leading Airline Precision Air, is considering to start flights to the capital city of Tanzania Dodoma and Chato in Geita. The airline, which was established 25 years ago is currently operating to 10 domestic destinations.
Speaking to the press in his office Precision Air’s Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Hillary Mremi said, Precision has identified the potential market on those two routes and already has started plans to analyze the market so as to design suitable schedule.
“There have been key developments in these two destinations, on one hand, the fact that the Government is moving to Dodoma definitely there is going to be a big movement of people to and from Dodoma. Precision Air As the best scheduled airline and the only AITA member in Tanzania, we are considering to start flights to Dodoma so as to provide connection for our passengers from our wide network.” Mr. Mremi Explained.
Speaking on Precision Air consideration to start flights to Chato, Mr.Mremi said, the completion of the construction of the Chato Airport will open up doors for Precision Air to have further access into the Lake zone market. Our flights to Chato will enable us to serve Geita region, which has several potential economic activities such as mining, fishing, and tourism.
“We wish to congratulate our Government efforts to upgrade our Airports, this will enable us as operators to mount more flights to open up Tanzania and speed up economic growth Our plans are to launch Dodoma flights on our 2019 Summer schedule which will be published in March 2019, while Chato flights will depend on the completion of the construction of the Chato Airport.” Mremi added.
Precision Air Services was established in 1993 as a private charter air Transport Company mainly providing connections to tourists visiting the rich natural attractions of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, in northern Tanzania, the Zanzibar Island in the Indian Ocean and other parts of the country from Arusha town as its base. Currently headquartered in Dar Es Salaam it has grown to become a reputable airline in East Africa and Africa at large. Operating from Dar es Salaam with flights to Arusha, Bukoba, Kilimanjaro, Kahama,Mtwara, Mwanza, Tabora, Zanzibar,Seronera,Nairobi and Entebbe.

Air Tanzania signs a 5 years IFE contract with Inflight Dublin.

  • Air Tanzania has signed the contract for 5 years
  • This new IFE offering will be available onboard Air Tanzania’s fleet from June 2018.

Inflight Dublin, the global IFE and wireless provider, has recently signed a contract with Air Tanzania to provide the latest content offering onboard its new fleet. This new content agreement includes the latest Hollywood movies, international and local titles, classic TV shows, broad audio selection and a range of broadcast shows. 

All content will be streamed via embedded Panasonic EX3 systems, which will certainly elevate inflight service. Inflight Dublin will provide additional audio services such as pre-recorded announcements and boarding music.

Air Tanzania has signed the contract for 5 years with an aim to significantly improve the airline’s passenger experience by offering IFE.
“This new content services agreement represents exciting inflight entertainment growth opportunities for Air Tanzania and a commitment to provide the best travel experience for our passengers,” said Ladislaus Matindi, Air Tanzania’s CEO and Managing Director. “We are delighted to launch these new services in our fleet, which is now poised to provide the very latest movies, television and audio programming on regional and international flights.”
John White, Infight’s Dublin CEO adds:
“Our cooperation with Air Tanzania improves how its passengers enjoy the airline’s inflight service. As the flag carrier of Tanzania, the airline is committed to driving the nation’s aviation industry by adhering to the latest IFE trends. We are pleased to be part of their long-term plan.”

This new IFE offering will be available onboard Air Tanzania’s fleet from June 2018.


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 certified copies of their relevant certificates including birth certificates.

Deadline of this application will be on 8 December 2017.
Issued by:
The Training Fund Committee
Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House, Banana Ukonga
P.O. Box 2819,

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (the Authority) was established on 1 November 2003 as a corporate body, pursuant to the Civil Aviation Act, Cap. 80 (R.E. 2006).

The Act mandates the Authority to provide safety, security and economic oversight of the civil aviation industry in Tanzania. The regulated services fall in three categories: air transport services, aeronautical airport services (airside airport operations, ground handling, in-flight catering and aviation fuelling) and air navigation services.  In addition the Authority provides air navigation services in Tanzania.

Subsequent to its establishment, the Authority also established the TCAA Training Fund pursuant to section 3 (1) of the Civil Aviation (Contribution and Administration of the Training Fund) Regulations as amended.  The main purpose of the fund among others is to train Tanzanians in aviation specialities such as Pilot Training.

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership
·         Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years
·         Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest aircraft family to create significant value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders
·         Significant C Series production costs savings anticipated by leveraging Airbus’ supply chain expertise
·         Commitment to Québec: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership headquarters and primary assembly to remain in Québec, with the support of both companies’ global supply chains
·         Airbus’ global industrial footprint expands with the C Series Final Assembly Line in Canada, resulting in a positive impact on operations in Québec and across the country
·         Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama, serving U.S. customers

Amsterdam / Montreal, 16 October 2017 – Airbus SE (EPA: AIR) and Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed today.  The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.
Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), the entity that manufactures and sells the C Series. At closing, Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interest in CSALP. Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) will own approximately 31% and 19% respectively.
CSALP’s headquarters and primary assembly line and related functions will remain in Québec, with the support of Airbus’ global reach and scale. Airbus’ global industrial footprint will expand with the Final Assembly Line in Canada and additional C Series production at Airbus’ manufacturing site in Alabama, U.S. This strengthening of the programme and global cooperation will have positive effects on Québec and Canadian aerospace operations.
The single aisle market is a key growth driver, representing 70% of the expected global future demand for aircraft. Ranging from 100 to 150 seats, the C Series is highly complementary to Airbus’ existing single aisle aircraft portfolio, which focuses on the higher end of the single-aisle business (150-240 seats). The world class sales, marketing and support networks that Airbus brings into the venture are expected to strengthen and accelerate the C Series’ commercial momentum.  Additionally, Airbus’ supply chain expertise is expected to generate significant C Series production cost savings.
Airbus is strongly committed to Canada and its aerospace sector with Canadian suppliers extending their access to Airbus’ global supply chain. This new C Series partnership is set to secure jobs in Canada for many years to come.
"This is a win-win for everybody! The C Series, with its state-of-the-art design and great economics, is a great fit with our existing single-aisle aircraft family and rapidly extends our product offering into a fast growing market sector. I have no doubt that our partnership with Bombardier will boost sales and the value of this programme tremendously,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. "Not only will this partnership secure the C Series and its industrial operations in Canada, the U.K. and China, but we also bring new jobs to the U.S. Airbus will benefit from strengthening its product portfolio in the high-volume single-aisle market, offering superior value to our airline customers worldwide."
“We are very pleased to welcome Airbus to the C Series programme,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc.  “Airbus is the perfect partner for us, Québec and Canada. Their global scale, strong customer relationships and operational expertise are key ingredients for unleashing the full value of the C Series. This partnership should more than double the value of the C Series programme and ensures our remarkable game-changing aircraft realizes its full potential.”
“The arrival of Airbus as a strategic partner today will ensure the sustainability and growth of the C Series programme, as well as consolidating the entire Québec aerospace cluster. In the current context, the partnership with Airbus is, for us, the best solution to ensure the maintenance and creation of jobs in this strategic sector of the Québec economy," said Québec’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for Digital Strategy, Dominique Anglade.
Ownership Structure and Agreement Highlights
The C Series programme is operated by CSALP in respect of which Bombardier and IQ respectively hold approximately a 62% and a 38% interest.  The Investment Agreement contemplates Airbus acquiring a 50.01% interest in CSALP. Airbus will enter into commercial agreements relating to (i) sales and marketing support services for the C Series, (ii) management of procurement, which will include leading negotiations to improve CSALP level supplier agreements, and (iii) customer support. At closing, there will be no cash contribution by any of the partners, nor will CSALP assume any financial debt. It also contemplates that Bombardier will continue with its current funding plan of CSALP and will fund, if required, the cash shortfalls of CSALP during the first year following the closing up to a maximum amount of US$350 million, and during the second and third years following the closing up to a maximum aggregate amount of US$350 million over both years, in consideration for non-voting participating shares of CSALP with cumulative annual dividends of 2%, with any excess shortfall during such periods to be shared proportionately amongst Class A shareholders.
Airbus will benefit from call rights in respect of all of Bombardier’s interest in CSALP at fair market value, with the amount for non-voting participating shares used by Bombardier capped at the invested amount plus accrued but unpaid dividends, including a call right exercisable no earlier than 7.5 years following the closing, except in the event of certain changes in the control of Bombardier, in which case the right is accelerated. Bombardier will benefit from a corresponding put right whereby it could require that Airbus acquire its interest at fair market value after the expiry of the same period. IQ’s interest is redeemable at fair market value by CSALP, under certain conditions, starting in 2023. IQ will also benefit from tag along rights in connection with a sale by Bombardier of its interest in the partnership.
The Board of Directors of CSALP will initially consist of seven directors, four of whom will be proposed by Airbus, two of whom will be proposed by Bombardier, and one of whom will be proposed by IQ.  Airbus will be entitled to name the Chairman of CSALP. 
Subject to obtaining the required approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange, the transaction also provides for the issuance to Airbus, upon closing, of warrants exercisable to acquire up to 100,000,000 Class B Shares (subordinate voting) of Bombardier (representing approximately 5% of the aggregate issued and outstanding Class A Shares (multiple voting) and Class B Shares of Bombardier on a fully-diluted basis, and approximately 5% of the aggregate issued and outstanding Class A Shares and Class B Shares on a non-diluted basis), at an exercise price per share equal to the US$ equivalent of C$2.29, which represents the volume-weighted average price of the Class B Shares over the five trading days ending Friday, 13 October 2017. The warrants will have a five-year term from the date of issue, will not be listed and will provide for market standard adjustment provisions, including in the event of corporate changes, stock splits, non-cash dividends, distributions of rights, options or warrants to all or substantially all shareholders or consolidations.
The issuance of the warrants and their terms were negotiated between Bombardier and Airbus at arm’s length and will not materially affect control of Bombardier. Security holder approval will be required under Toronto Stock Exchange rules due to the fact that the warrants will be issued later than 45 days from the date upon which the exercise price was established. Such approval is expected to be obtained by way of written consent of shareholders holding more than 50% of the voting rights attached to all of Bombardier’s issued and outstanding shares.
The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both Airbus and Bombardier, as well as the Cabinet of the Government of Québec. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals, as well as other conditions usual in this type of transaction. There are no guarantees that the transaction will be completed and that the conditions to which it is subject would be met. Completion of the transaction is currently expected for the second half of 2018.

Source: Airbus

Precision Air to fly Scheduled Flights to Serengeti effective from 1st October 2017

Tanzania leading airline Precision Air Services PLC, has announced the launch of scheduled flights to Serengeti National Park effective from 1st October 2017. The flights will be from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam direct to Serengeti every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The announcement comes few weeks after the airline announced the launch of scheduled flights to Kahama effective from 5th September 2017.

The announcement found on the airline's website is here quoted:

"Dear Customer,
Effective from 1st October 2017, Precision Air will start operating scheduled flights to Serengeti National Park.

Fly from Zanzibar OR Dar es Salaam direct to Serengeti every Monday,Wednesday,Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy your time in the park or at the beach and let us worry about your flight."

End of quote;

Precision Air seems to spread its wings all over the Tanzanian space providing affordable and reliable air travel services to its customers.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952, in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps.

PrecisionAir is a public listed (DSEPAL) Tanzanian airline, which is a leader in providing scheduled flight service to over 11 destinations within and outside Tanzania. Operating from its main hub in Dar es Salaam Precision Air flies to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara, Kigoma, Tabora, Musoma, Mwanza, Bukoba, Zanzibar and regionally, to Nairobi and Entebbe.

PrecisionAir is a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) which audits the airline every two years to ensure that it complies with global safety standards, a key factor for all its members. It is the only Tanzanian airline that has passed and attained the IATA Operator Safety Audit (IOSA) certification.


Precision Air Services Plc wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in this challenging position. 


The Technical Director is responsible and accountable to the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive for the day-to-day operations and activities of the Technical Department. His primary function is to plan for the company fleet expansion and play his role in the implementation and to timely provide serviceable Aircraft for commercial purposes in accordance with the relevant Airworthiness requirements and company aspirations. He accomplishes his duties through delegation of authority to Divisional Managers who are responsible for the day-to-day running of their divisions’ activities

Engineering background coupled with:-
 Seven years Airline Engineering experience two of which must be in a senior position.
 Good understanding of Technical Stores, Aircraft workshops, Aircraft production, Engineering quality, Technical Services and Propulsion Systems.
 Ability converts ideas into reality.
 Commitment to achieve even under severe pressure.
 Good negotiating skills.
 Information Technology Literacy
 Good work ethics that is reliable, honest and committed.
 Attended Management Course and Seminars.
 Familiar with JAA, FAA and TCAA requirements.
 A licensed Maintenance Engineer with appropriate Airframe Power Plant and Avionics ratings.
 Three years experience in maintaining the same category and class of aircraft used by the AOC holder including one year in the capacity of returning aircraft to service.
 University Degree in Aeronautical/Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (as an added advantage).

 Develop and maintain internal relationships to ensure a detailed understanding of all Precision Air needs so that Engineering can deliver cost effective support.
 Ensure that Technical considerations are fully understood by the management team to support appropriate decision-making.
 Develop and implement Engineering strategies and plans to meet business needs at minimum overall cost, organize and motivate the function to deliver a high quality service, meet regulatory requirements and safety at all times.
 Train and develop staff to the highest caliber and capability to deliver the Airlines needs.
 Monitor industry and regulatory trends so that PW meets best requirements
 Ensure the provision and delivery of property services which meet the needs of the business
 Develop and implement safety management systems
 Is a member of Air Safety Review Board (ASRB), WBM, MBM Management Review Meeting and Chairman to the Maintenance Safety Group (MSG) and should attend all ASRB and MSG Meetings.
 Is the CMC Director and is responsible for performing the duties stipulated in MPM:
 Ensure high level of safety is achieved in the organization.

 The Person responsible for maintenance (Director of Maintenance) is responsible to the CEO for the co-ordination of maintenance function.
 He will ensure that these activities are accomplished in accordance with the policies and procedures defined in this manual.
 He shall have the Authority to withhold aircraft from operational status when maintenance considerations are required.
 His duties consist of but not limited to the following:-
o Acting as liaison between the company and the Authority regarding maintenance and related subjects.
o Planning and control of all maintenance for Precision Air aircrafts.
o Ensure that inspection and maintenance packages are complete.
o Ensure aircraft maintenance program are available and up to date.
o Ensure that work performed and certifications have been entered in the aircraft maintenance record prior to the aircraft return to service.
o Monitoring aircraft inspections processes including quality of shop and/or work performed by external agencies.
o Ensuring quality of aircraft maintenance workmanship by compliance with manufacturers recommendations and/or industry standards.
o Responsible for the control and preservation of Technical Records.
o Responsible for the technical dispatch of aircraft returned from maintenance.

o Responsible for establishing the maintenance evaluation program.
o Ensuring that a list of personnel trained to perform elementary work and servicing duties is maintained.
o Ensuring service difficult reports are submitted to the Authority within required time constraints and that a filling and follow-up program is established.
o Ensuring MCM and technical reference publications are available and amended in a timely manner.
o Control of parts and materials for performance of servicing and elementary work.
o Appointing and training an alternate to his position during absence of more than three days period.
o Appointing and training a delegate to assist as required in the above duties.

 Strategy – Objectives , roadmap and plan
 Leadership – Team building and relationship quality
 Execution – Effectiveness and efficiency

 Strategic thinking / business understanding
 Team Leadership and Effective Relationship Management and Influencing skills
 Integrity
 Analytical
 Creative/innovative
 Able to work under stress
 Result oriented / proactive
 Cost conscious

Closing Date:
Not later than 20th February 2017

Mode of Application:
If you feel you meet the above requirements please send your application and CV to the
Address below. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Director of Human Resources and Administration
Precision Air Services Plc
Mail Box 70770
Dar es Salaam


Air Tanzania goes for Hitit reservation ticketing system.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has ordered a $67,000 (Sh147 million) reservation ticketing system from Turkey.

The system installation aims to help the company avoid irregularities in ticket sales and improve services to customers, according to ATCL managing director Ladislaus Matindi.
"We signed a contract with an Istanbul-based Hitit Solutions Company over the past two weeks to offer the service. Training on the use of technology has started."
The system was expected to become operational next month.
He hopes the technology will leverage in tracing what happens in ticket sales, hence providing no chance for irregularities as it used to be.
Works, Transport and Communications minister Makame Mbarawa last year suspended ATCL finance manager Stephen Kasubi over the loss of Sh715 million associated with irregularities in ticket sales. Prof Mbarawa said Mr Kasubi allegedly fraudulently facilitated a Comoro-based travel agency -- Salama World Travel Agency -- access Sh715 million tickets against the law.
The law sets Sh15 million as the ceiling for the value of tickets that the company can give to a travel agent, and for which payment must be made before new ones are issued, according to the minister.

"We won't spare unscrupulous workers; we want loss in revenue associated from irregularities in ticket sales to be a thing of the past," said Mr Matindi.

source: the citizen