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Safran becomes a partner of the African Airlines Association

During the 51th Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association, held on November 11&12, Safran announced it had established a partnership with the association, which works to promote safe, reliable, economical and efficient air transport services in Africa.

The Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), which has been sponsoring by CFM International* for many years, gave Safran the opportunity to announce that it has become an official partner of AFRAA. In taking on this commitment, the Group is keen to participate in AFRAA's work to develop the African market and support its growth. This partnership will also enable Safran to raise its profile among the African aeronautic community.

Annual general assembly of the AFRAA
"In order to improve the competitiveness of African airlines, we have created the AFRAA consulting unit, which will act as a center for knowledge and expertise concerning the African air transport market," says Abderahmane Berthé, Secretary General of AFRAA. "In addition, we have revised our vision, mission and strategic objectives in order to meet the needs of African carriers more effectively, so that they may become key players who contribute actively to driving Africa's economic development."

Africa, a continent in a state of great change

"African countries will experience unprecedented growth, with the development of major markets open to international competition: by 2050, the population will have doubled and GDP per capita is expected to triple. Indeed, the continent has an average annual growth rate of over 5%...," explains Olivier Lafaye, Vice President for International Development at Safran. "Safran is a long-standing partner of African airlines. However, in the face of this geo-strategic development, Safran must position itself to gain larger market shares and support the continent's growing needs in the fields of aviation, defense and space.", he concluded.

About AFRAA
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) was created in Accra, Ghana, in 1968 by 14 founding members. It groups together 40 African airlines and works with more than 30 international aviation-industry partners, including Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, MTU, and now Safran. AFRAA currently represents more than 85% of the air transport market in Africa. The topic addressed at this year Annual General Assembly was "Success in an integrated and interconnected Africa".

About Safran
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 95,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Apprenticeship Positions at Precision Air - (10 Posts)



JOB VACANCY
Precision Air Services Plc is a fast-growing private Tanzanian airline which operates in Partnership with Kenya Airways, with its strategy 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 these challenging positions.

1. POSITION: APPRENTICE PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL ENGINEER (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) Program to Originate, plan for, implement, analyze and refine short and long term maintenance activities to meet Company Business, Civil Aviation Authority and Third Party requirements in the assigned area.
Upon successful completion of the Program the candidate will gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Airline Operator(s).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES
 Complete a structured apprentice training program for one (1) year theoretical and OJT and acquire knowledge and skills on Aircraft Maintenance Production Planning and Control (PPC).
 Observing, learning and understanding Preparation and update of the aircraft Maintenance Programs for structures, systems and components to meet Civil Aviation Authority, Operational and Business requirements
 Participate in Preparation of short, medium and long terms maintenance requirement forecasts for Schedule/Network Planning and liaise with Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) / Operations Control Centre (OCC) for inputs on daily aircraft mayflies.
 Participate in the establishment of the Man-hours and Man-power required for the accomplishment of Scheduled Maintenance works and Gantt Charts for the Major checks.
 Participate in Planning for timely availability of required Tools and Materials for scheduled aircraft maintenance activities
 Participate in Planning and implementation of accomplishment of local modifications, service bulletins, airworthiness directives as called out by Engineering Development & Reliability for optimized cost whilst maintaining safety standards
 Participate in Preparation and submission to Maintenance the Work packages for accomplishing Scheduled Aircraft Maintenance works in consultation with system for timely, cost-effective work accomplishment to comply with Civil Aviation Authority and Manufacturer requirements
 Participate in Maintaining an effective Production Planning and Control system for major Hangar Maintenance activities with a reliable feedback system on work progress
 Monitor, control, evaluate and give feedback on work progress for aircraft and component maintenance for timely and cost effective accomplishment
 Prepare and maintain current aircraft maintenance records and modification status
 Coordinate with Line and Base Maintenance Duty Control Engineers regarding timely execution of Scheduled Maintenance checks and timely replacement of Time Expired Aircraft Components
 Ensure Aircraft hours are updated daily, routine and periodic checks are carried out on time and that all Hard Time Components are changed on time and properly documented.
 Ensuring Technical Records entries are appropriately entered and tallied.
 Maintaining a sound technical archive where all accomplished maintenance records are stored.
 Preparing the Certificate of Airworthiness Renewals by Civil Aviation Authority.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 Any other duty as assigned by supervisor

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
 Maintenance Program approval by TCAA
 Quality audits (internal and external)
 Product cost
 Schedule integrity
 Timely delivery of check packages
 Company performance factor
 Production Man-hour efficiency

COMPETENCIES:
 Analytical and good decision making ability
 Assertive and a good communicator
 Tenacity
 Imaginative/creative
 Ethical and organized
 Sensitive to detail
 High integrity & honesty
 Firm but fair
 Influence-Team working, but minimum of formal meetings, committees
 Ownership-Responsible for individual decision making
 Growth-Committed to success
 Ability to work under high pressure with minimum supervision
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
 Graduate from a recognized University (Mechanical, Aeronautical / Aerospace, Electrical / Electronics or equivalent) with at least one (1) year working experience in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
 Demonstrated ability during the course of attachments
 Knowledge of analytical software
 Detailed knowledge on the TCAA/EASA/FAA regulations and the Precision Air Engineering procedures
 Demonstrated competence in Engineering practices.
 In depth knowledge of aircraft systems
 Very Good Computer literacy


2. POSITION: APPRENTICE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT & RELIABILITY ENGINEER (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) Program for development definition of engineering standards within his/her discipline in the company and Third Party fleets with a view of optimizing airline and customer aircraft product cost whilst maintaining safety standards.
Upon successful completion of the Program the candidate will gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Airline Operator(s).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES
 Complete a structured apprentice training program for one (1) year theoretical and OJT and acquire knowledge and skills on Engineering Development and Reliability.
 Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of Defining technical standards for optimized aircraft product cost of ownership and safety
 To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.
 Work with Development and Reliability Engineer to perform statistical analysis and root cause analysis of failures of aircraft systems, components, power plants and structures to improve management of airworthiness and maintenance cost.
 Ensure regulatory authorities airworthiness directives (ADs); manufacturer’s service bulletins (SBs), service information letters (SILs) are accomplished at optimized cost whilst maintaining safety standards.
 Work with Development and Reliability Engineer to Prepare Quarterly reliability reports, periodical benchmarking reports and submit to the Senior Development and Reliability Engineer for system use
 Participate to Initiate preliminary investigations and formulate a recommendation of corrective and preventive actions for conditions that are above alert limits
 Participate in Continuous monitoring of corrective actions to determine their effectiveness
 Participate in Representing the airlines position on technical issues to respective original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with a view to improve reliability and cost effectiveness
 Participate in Developing ETOPS, MELs and Test Flight Schedules to ensure that they meet the local authority requirements.
 Participate in Creation of technical / economical substantiation for warranty or claim handling.
 Participate to Collate technical disruption data and determine Technical Dispatch Reliability for comparison of Precision Air Services Plc against industry standards
 Participate in Developing Aircraft interior Layout of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for different aircraft in Precision Air fleet. During VVIP operations, prepare the VVIP LOPA and have it approved by the Director General of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).
 Participation in aircraft, engines & components specifications activities
 Learn Liaison with manufacturers and vendors
 Assist with technical and operational know-how during aircraft test flights, aircraft phase-in and aircraft phase outs.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
 Timely complete assigned tasks
 Good troubleshooting skills
 Good house keeping
 Minimal materials and resource wastage
 Recovery / fabrication time
 Fabrication cost
 Legal compliance with all ADs, Regulatory & ICAO requirements and alert SBs affecting our fleet of aircraft.
 Feedback from peers and customers
 Quality audits
 Equipment/ component service life
 Workshop staff competency and productivity

COMPETENCIES:
 Analytical and good decision making ability
 Assertive and a good communicator
 Tenacity
 Imaginative/creative
 Ethical and organized
 Sensitive to detail
 High integrity & honesty
 Firm but fair
 Influence-Team working, but minimum of formal meetings, committees
 Ownership-Responsible for individual decision making
 Growth-Committed to success
 Ability to work under high pressure with minimum supervision
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
 Graduate from a recognized University (Mechanical, Aeronautical / Aerospace, Electrical / Electronics or equivalent) with at least one (1) year working experience in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
 Demonstrated ability during the course of attachments
 Knowledge of analytical software
 Detailed knowledge on the TCAA/EASA/FAA regulations and the Precision Air Engineering procedures
 Demonstrated competence in Engineering practices.
 In depth knowledge of aircraft systems
 Very Good Computer literacy


3. POSITION: APPRENTICE QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTOR (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: MANAGER QUALITY ENGINEERING
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
The recruited candidate will undergo training to qualify and be assigned job functions in the Quality Assurance division. The Quality Control Apprentice is assigned a buddy trainer who will teach procedures and process in the Quality Assurance division. She/he will undertake a structured training program of class training and on-job-training in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of the Quality Assurance division of an approved maintenance organization, and airline operator.
Once the apprentice is certified / qualified, they will be responsible for compliance with quality systems, performing continuous surveillance to technical activities, processes and systems to ensure compliance with TCAA and Precision Air standards for safe and efficient maintenance of aircraft, components and equipment for optimum airline operations.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apprentice Quality Assurance Inspector will be assigned to the Quality Assurance Inspector for learning and developing knowledge and skills on the following:-
 Complete a structured apprentice training program over four years theoretical and OJT and acquire TCAA licenses.  Learn various aircraft maintenance requirements, standards and procedures
 Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of Quality Inspectors and skilled technical staff.  Work under the general guidance of a lead or senior level technician and perform maintenance and repair to aircraft, engines, propellers and components in accordance with approved procedures  Learn to determine the airworthiness of airframe and engine components  Learn to Inspect systems for proper operation and condition  Learn to perform random checks at the Hangar, Line Maintenance, Workshops and other sections of the AMO for adherence to the laid down procedures and standards.
 Lear to determine that inspections performed on airframe, engines and components are in accordance with Company Policies and procedures, maintenance manuals and approved technical data
 Learn to monitor workmanship and materials to verify that the Company standards and TCAA regulations are complied with.
 Learn to perform receiving inspections of incoming parts, components, equipment supplies and materials in accordance with the Company Maintenance Procedures Manual (MPM).
 Learn to determine the classification of repairs and alterations in relation to Major or Minor Repairs. Ensure appropriate forms are completed to document any major repair or alteration.
 Learn to monitor/audit aircraft inspection reports, log pages and records for accuracy and completeness of entries prior to being sent to the Aircraft Records Section.
 Learn to conduct daily audits of aircraft work packages including checks/inspections forms, log pages, routines and non-routines tasks, modification orders, etc. to ensure completion, correctness, use of appropriate references to approved data in all entries and forms.
 Monitors the safety and general good housekeeping of the workplace and all related areas.
 Learn to Interact with Technical Records Sections with regards to aircraft records compliance.
 Learn and participate in periodic audit of all Technical Divisions and outstations.
 Learn the use of appropriate tools, equipment, manuals, Techniques and methods for Inspection and maintenance of Aircraft.
 Learn to determine that maintenance work is performed in accordance with the standards and procedures of the Approved Maintenance Schedule.
 Learn to determine that Approved Maintenance Schedules comply with the applicable TCARs, TCAA requirements, and directives from Foreign Airworthiness Authorities if they are applicable to Precision Air Aircraft.
 Learn the issuance of Release Certificates (CRS) after Hangar checks and ensuring that all C of A documents are on board the Aircraft before final release to service.
 Learn to perform proper inspection coverage in areas where airworthiness may be affected such as fuel tanks, compliance with MODs, ADs or SBs, structural repairs, corrosion control, power plant installation, flight control surfaces installation, duplicate inspection, landing gear retraction checks and Engine ground runs.
 Learn and participate in auditing work being done on Aircraft during Hangar checks and ensuring that work is completed and paper work promptly signed and certified soon after each task has been completed.
 Learn to ensure all the maintenance manuals are updated.
 Learn to enforce company standards and Regulations requirements which relate to Airworthiness of Aircraft
 Learn to monitor and support continuous improvement activities by utilizing continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.
 Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace
 Learn to assess and rate suppliers
 Learn to design, review and update quality control policies
 Learn to produce reports
 To maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times
 To maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording tasks that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder, as assigned.


PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: (Measures of Success)
 Safety: measured by department compliance with Safety Policies and by the number of department accidents and injuries.
 Quality: measured as department compliance with quality management system requirements and accuracy of work.
 Productivity: measured by completion of projects and departmental throughput.
 Housekeeping: measured by periodic, management conducted, department audits and maintaining a tour ready appearance.
 Documentation: measured by accuracy of department logs and paperwork.
 Communication: measured by the timely communication of department events and activities to manager and as appropriate, to co-workers and direct reports.

COMPETENCIES:
 Sensitive to details
 Observant
 Proactive
 Ethical
 Independent minded
 Organized
 Precise and conservative
 Effective communicator  Ability to speak effectively before employees in the organization.
 Strong team player
 Safety conscious
 Knowledge seeking
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Acts with customer expectations and requirements in mind
 The ability to demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
 Analytical
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE:
 Diploma in either Mechanical, Aeronautical, Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunications.
 Engineering degree (mechanical, aeronautical, electrical/electronic or Telecommunications) and aircraft engineering background would be an added advantage.


4. POSITION: APPRENTICE AIRCRAFT SHEET METAL TECHNICIAN (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: WORKSHOPS MANAGER
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured training program of class training and on-job-training for Aircraft Structures/sheet metal (Base/Line/workshop) work in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an approved maintenance organization, and airline operator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apprentice Structure/Sheet metal Technician will be assigned to the Senior Sheet metal /Aircraft Structures Technician for learning and developing knowledge and skills on the following:-
 Maintain, modify and install the various components of aircraft sheet metal.
 Perform structural (sheet metal) repairs, modifications, restorations and alterations.
 Repair structures including sheet metal and composite structures.
 Repair, rework, install and fabricate the complex aircraft structural assemblies, both internal and external.
 Lay out plans, fabrication and installation models for modifications.
 Perform checks; carry out inspections and removal of components.
 Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
 Read and use design/engineering drawings, Technical Manuals and aircraft specifications
 Provide assistance to Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Duty Control Engineers on various tasks.
 Remove and disassemble defective parts of the aircraft.
 Perform final checks on assembly and installation of parts that were replaced.
 Maintain and keep track of all the maintenance records.
 Stripping, chemical cleaning, repair, and covering of flat panels, bulkheads, and seat panels
 Carry out repair, replacement, overhaul and modification of aircraft components, tools and equipments for optimal turn-around time to ensure continuous availability of serviceable component.
 Comply with safety and housekeeping policies and use personal protective equipment (PPE)as required by Occupational Safety requirements
 Maintain work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.
 Work with composites, metals and other materials using specified adhesives, sewing equipment, hardware, hand tools, and various power tools
 Work with lead and higher skilled technicians to develop and implement process improvement techniques that increase safety, reduce costs, cycle time, and man-hours
 Identify and request required parts
 Report incident / accident occurrences as per company procedures
 Coach internship students for increased proficiency.
 Maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording tasks that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
 Works in compliance with all Administrative, Health & Safety policies and procedures as per legislative requirements and as outlined in Company policies.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder, as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:
 Strong team player
 Proactive
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Integrity, transparency and accountability
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Safety conscious
 Good communicator
 Analytical
 Strong team player
 Safety conscious
 Knowledge seeking
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Acts with customer expectations and requirements in mind
 The ability to demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
 Analytical
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:
 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or mechanical engineering or
 Vocational training certificate in Engineering from National Council for Technical Education or equivalent qualifications as per the minimum requirements of the relevant discipline, and an OJT in aircraft maintenance.


5. POSITION: APPRENTICE AIRCRAFT TECHNICIAN (4 POST)
REPORTS TO: BASE MAINTENANCE MANAGER
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured training program of class training and on-job-training for Base/Line/workshop work in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an approved maintenance organization, and airline operator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Technician will be assigned to the Senior Aircraft Maintenance Technician for learning and developing knowledge and skills on the following: -
 Complete a structured apprentice training program over four years theoretical and OJT and acquire TCAA licenses.
 Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
 To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.
 Learn to read and interprets maintenance manuals, or other technical data to determine the feasibility and method to perform the assigned tasks.
 Learn to inspect aircraft structures and/or aircraft airframe systems and components (such as mechanical flight control, hydraulic and fuel systems) following defined inspection program and utilizing visual inspection techniques or inspection aids (such as precision measuring equipment) as required.
 Learn to replace or repair damaged or worn aircraft structural or dynamic (rotary) components utilizing general hand tools and pneumatic tools and structural repair equipment.
 Learn to perform removal, assembly and replacement of aircraft component or system parts as required.
 Learn to properly document all inspection findings and work performed/corrective action in the appropriate maintenance records to meet established standards.
 Learn to maintain work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.
 Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace
 Work in accordance with established safety practices including proper use of personal protective equipment; maintain a neat and orderly work area
 Learn to perform work safely and utilizes the appropriate technical data for the assigned task.
 Learn to monitors and supports continuous improvement activities by utilizing Lean and continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.
 Assist mechanics with a variety of mechanical duties on various aircraft models involving diagnosis of malfunctions and required disassembly, rework, repair, replacement, reassembly or adjustment of various aircraft systems to prepare aircraft for flight and delivery to customer
 Maintain watch and meet aircraft on taxi ramp
 Tow, park, and secure aircraft at various ramp and hangar locations
 To maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording tasks that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
 To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace and all related areas.
 To maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times whether on or off work/duty.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder, as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:
 Sensitive to details
 Observant
 Proactive
 Ethical
 Independent minded
 Organized
 Precise and conservative
 Effective communicator  Ability to speak effectively before employees in the organization.
 Strong team player
 Safety conscious
 Knowledge seeking
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Acts with customer expectations and requirements in mind
 The ability to demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
 Analytical
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:
 Diploma in either Mechanical, Aeronautical, Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunications.
 Engineering degree (mechanical, aeronautical, electrical/electronic or Telecommunications) would be an added advantage.


6. POSITION: APPRENTICE AIRCRAFT UPHOLSTERY TECHNICIAN (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: WORKSHOPS MANAGER
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured training program of class training and on-job-training for Aircraft Upholstery (Base/Line/workshop) work in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an approved maintenance organization, and airline operator.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apprentice Aircraft Upholstery Technician will be assigned to the Senior Upholstery/Aircraft Interior Technician for learning and developing knowledge and skills on the following:-
 Layout and perform interior reconfigurations and repairs.
 Read and use design/engineering drawings and aircraft specifications
 Stripping, chemical cleaning, repair, and covering of flat panels, bulkheads, and seat panels
 Work with fabric, vinyl, leather hides, composites, metals and other materials using specified adhesives, sewing equipment, hardware, hand tools, and various power tools
 Cut and surge/over-edge carpets
 Layout and inspect leather hiders defects
 Trace and cut out seat patterns
 Installation of window panels, headliners, upper sidewalls, lower sidewalls, and baggage panels in aircraft
 May sew and upholster covers using designs, engineering drawings, and aircraft specifications
 Work with lead and higher skilled technicians to develop and implement process improvement techniques that increase safety, reduce costs, cycle time, and man-hours
 Ensure protection of aircraft interiors in and outside the aircraft
 Identify and request required parts
 Comply with safety and housekeeping policies and use personal protective equipment (PPE)as required by Occupational Safety requirements
 Maintain work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.
 Work with composites, metals and other materials using specified adhesives, sewing equipment, hardware, hand tools, and various power tools
 Work with lead and higher skilled technicians to develop and implement process improvement techniques
 Report incident / accident occurrences as per company procedures
 Coach internship students for increased proficiency.
 Maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording tasks that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
 Works in compliance with all Administrative, Health & Safety policies and procedures as per legislative requirements and as outlined in Company policies.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder, as assigned.


COMPETENCIES:
 Strong team player
 Proactive
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Integrity, transparency and accountability
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Safety conscious
 Good communicator
 Analytical
 Strong team player
 Safety conscious
 Knowledge seeking
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms
 Ability to work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work in hostile environment
 Acts with customer expectations and requirements in mind
 The ability to demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
 Analytical
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:
 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or mechanical engineering
 Vocational training certificate in Engineering from National Council for Technical Education or equivalent qualifications as per the minimum requirements of the relevant discipline, and an OJT in aircraft maintenance.


7. POSITION: APPRENTICE TECHNICAL LIBRARIAN (1 POST)
REPORTS TO: MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.


ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
To undertake a structured On-Job-Training (OJT) Program to carry out coordination and provision of all Technical Publications required by maintenance personnel and other users in accordance with TCAA regulations and company procedures so as to ensure updated technical publications / documents are available when required.
Upon successful completion of the Program the candidate will gain the required skills and knowledge to support the operational requirements of an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and Airline Operator(s).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES
 Complete a structured apprentice training program for one (1) year theoretical and OJT and acquire knowledge and skills on Ensuring that the company Technical or Corporate Manuals are kept up to date and circulating manuals as well as other publications to user sections.
 Observing, learning and understanding process of Initiating purchase orders for the required Technical Manuals for use in Maintenance & Engineering.
 To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.
 Work with Technical Librarian Obtaining amendments and distributing them to the manual holders/users and ensuring that proper cataloguing of manuals and lists of manual holders are maintained.
 Ensuring that renewal fees/charges for technical manuals are correct and paid for when due.
 Recording incoming Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and other Technical documents and coordinating their circulation.
 Administering publications lending services to members of staff and communicating with the manufacturers and internal users of technical manuals.
 Responsible for safety as referenced in the Safety Management Manual [SMM] Doc ref. PW/CM/002.
 Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor


PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
 Access to Materials and Resources
 Development, selection, acquisition, maintenance and overall management of library resources
 Information services to enable library users to identify, locate and effectively use appropriate Materials and Services
 On time update of Technical Publications / Materials
 Feedback from peers.


COMPETENCIES:
 Strong team player
 Proactive
 Integrity, transparency and accountability
 Safety conscious
 Analytical
 Sensitive to details
 Ethical
 Precise data collection
 Good communicator
 Organized
 Ability to work under high pressure with minimum supervision
 The ability to demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
 Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values ‘PRECISE’
 Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
 Ordinary National Diploma in Records Management or Librarianship from recognized Institution of Higher learning and at least one year (1) proven experience in Records Management or Library.
OR
Diploma in the relevant Engineering discipline and at least one year (1) proven experience in Technical Records or Technical Library
 Knowledgeable on TCAA regulations
 Very good computer skills



Closing Date:
Not later than 21st November 2019


Mode of Application:
If you feel you meet the above requirements, please send your application and CV to the address below. Only short‐listed applicants will be contacted.
Head of Human Resources and Administration
Precision Air Services Plc
Mail Box 70770
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

E‐mail:pwrecruit@precisionairtz.com

Precision Air gets new CEO


Precision Air Services Plc, has announced Mr. Patrick Mwanri (44) as its new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The company said in a statement that Mr Mwanri, who has been working as acting CEO since April 2019, officially assumed the new role effective from 1st November 2019.
According to the statement, Mr Mwanri has a wealth of experience of over 15 years in aviation, having joined Precision Air in 2004 as a Flight Operations Officer and has risen up the ranks holding various positions in the airline including Crew Scheduling & Administration Manager, Quality Manager, Head of Quality, Safety and Environment and Head of Quality, Safety and Security a position he was holding prior to his Acting appointment as Group Managing Director & CEO in April 2019.
He holds an Executive MBA in Aerospace Management from Toulouse Business School in France, a Bsc. in Engineering and Technology- Informatics and Computer Science from the St. Petersburg Electro-technical University in Russia, a Diploma in Airline Quality Management Systems by IATA as well as Diploma in flight Operations and Dispatch from Skypath Aviation College in Kenya.
Mr. Mwanri has taken over the leadership of the airline from his predecessor, Ms. Sauda Rajab whose contract ended in March 2019. Ms. Rajab joined Precision Air in 2013 from Kenya Airways and led the company for 6 years. She will be remembered for managing the company through tough times in the years 2013 to 2014.
Precision Air’s chairman Michael Shirima, congratulated the new CEO and wished him all the best in his new role.“The board believes in Mr. Mwanri and that's why it has approved his appointment, we expect he will use his rich experience in the aviation business to propel the business and achieve our corporate goals.”
“We are also excited that we have given a homegrown young Tanzanian to run our company, we believe this will inspire youth to believe in themselves that they can achieve anything if they work hard and show commitment, as it was shown by Mr. Mwanri. This also is to support the government efforts to promote youth and local talents by giving them the opportunity to take up top management posts.” He added
Mr Patrick Mwanri thanked the Board and the Chairman for trusting him and promised to return the trust by leading the company to become the airline of choice and the catalyst of change.


SWISS yasimamisha ndege zake zote za Airbus A220 kupisha ukaguzi wa injini.



Shirika la ndege la SWISS Inrernational Airlines ambalo linamilikiwa na Shirika la ndege la Lufthansa la Ujerumani, limesimamisha safari za ndege zake zote aina ya Airbus A220 kutokana na matatizo ya injini zake. Injini zote za ndege hizo zimelazimika kukaguliwa ili kuhakiki usalama wake. Ndege hizo hutumia injini aina ya PW 1500G zinazotengenezwa na kampuni ya Pratt & Whitney ya Canada. 

Shirika hilo limesema lipo katika mazungumzo na mamlaka za usimamizi wa usafiri wa anga na pia mtengenezaji wa ndege hizo ambaye ni kampuni ya Airbus. 

Mamlaka ya usafiri wa anga ya Marrekani FAA ilitoa muongozo kwamba injini zote za A220 ambazo ni Pratt & Whitney zinatakiwa kufanyiwa ukaguzi zaidi wa kiusalama. 

Kusimamishwa kwa ndege hizo kunatokana na matatizo ya kiufundi ya mara kwa mara ya injini hizo. Mnamo July 25 vipande vya injini ya A220 vilikatikakatika na kuanguka katika anga la Paris, ndege hiyo ikiwa safarini kutokea Geneva kwenda London.Tukio kama hilo linaripotiwa kutokea tena Septemba 16, kwa mujibu wa mamlaka ya uchunguzi ya ajali za ndege la Ufaransa, BEA. Na tukio lingine limetokea Octoba 15 likihusisha injini za P&W na kuwafanya marubani wa safari no LX359 kurudisha ndege Geneva na hatimaye shirika hilo kuamua kuzisimamisha ndege zake zote za A220. 

SWISS ina jumla ya A220 zipatazo 29 amabapo 20 ni A220-300 na 9 ni A220-100. Safari zote za SWISS zilizopangwa katika ndege hizo zimeahirishwa. 

A220 sio ndege pekee yenye matatizo kwa sasa, ila inaongeza idadi katika listi ya ndege zenye matatizo. Ndege nyingine zenye matatizo ni Boeing 737 MAX, na pia Boeing 787 Dreamliner ambayo pia ina matatizo katika engine zake aina ya Rolls Royce Trent 1000. 

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 certification.It was followed by Precision Air (PW) that attempted the IOSA certification without being a member of IATA in late 2000s and certified.

PW was first non-IATA member in Africa to attempt the certification and sailed through the audit successful.

Congratulations to ATCL  for this big achievement that marks the airlines global recognition.

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 and low-cost competitors including Ryanair Holdings Plc.


The A220s will replace 51 Airbus A318s and A319s with an average age close to 17 years that operate a significant chunk of Air France’s intra-European operations. Those include Paris-Rome flights and domestic routes where discounters and high-speed trains have been grabbing market share. Delivery of the planes is expected to start in September, 2021.

Biggest Deal

Smith has already taken steps to bolster short-haul margins with cuts to under-performing services. The A220 model, previously known as the Bombardier C Series, is made in Canada but marketed by Airbus following its takeover of the program last year from Bombardier Inc. The model was designed to take on Airbus’s A320 family of jets and the Boeing Co. 737. The Air France order marks one of the biggest deals yet since the takeover.

The order was unveiled by Air France-KLM ahead of second-quarter results on Wednesday when the carrier is expected to report a drop in operating profit due to higher fuel prices, weaker economies and falling fares.

Air France’s remaining seven superjumbo aircraft will be phased out, including five jets that are owned by the airline. Smith had previously decided to upgrade the cabins of the company’s 10 A380s, despite a decision not to renew leases on three of them.

Harsh Assessment

The A380 consumes 20-25% more fuel per seat than new generation long-haul aircraft, Air France said in its statement. “Increasing aircraft maintenance costs, as well as necessary cabin refurbishments to meet customer expectations reduce the economic attractiveness of Air France’s A380s even further,” it said, adding that keeping the aircraft in the fleet would have involved “significant cosThe carrier’s harsh assessment of the double-decker comes after the manufacturer decided in February to stop making the model after it failed to win broad support from airlines. The decision capped years of speculation about a plane that came to market as a highly-anticipated novelty and fizzled out from lack of sales.

Air France-KLM is considering the much smaller Boeing 787 and Airbus’s A330neo to replace the jets, French newspaper La Tribune has reported this.



Source: bloomberg

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS VACANCY AT PRECISION AIR – 4 (Posts)



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

POSITION: LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS – 4 (Posts)
REPORTS TO: HEAD OF MAINTENANCE
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.


ROLE PURPOSE STATEMENT:
Carry out and certify all inspection, repair ,replacement tasks on aircraft & aircraft systems and perform certification within his/her dual scope of approval in accordance with TCAA and company regulations at an optimized cost for the business whilst upholding high safety standards to maintain schedule integrity

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSBILITIES
 Assess defect s on aircraft, troubleshoot, rectify and
 Certify within the dual scope approval for timely release of aircraft to maintain schedule integrity
 Carry out scheduled maintenance checks and service bulletins and certify within the dual scope approval for safe and timely release of aircraft within planned downtime for continued airworthiness.
 Carry out inspection, repair, replacement, overhaul, modification and testing of aircraft components and aircraft tools and certify within the two component ATA cluster approval for optimal turnaround time to ensure continuous availability of serviceable component.
 Carry out and certify maintenance on cabin utilities and i.f.e. systems for utmost customer satisfaction and comfort
 Identify and requisition of the required parts
 Carry out and certify duplicate inspections on safety critical systems of the aircraft and engines within the single scope approval to ensure system integrity
 Report incidents / accident occurrences as per company procedures
 Ensure that maintenance tasks are recorded accurately & signed for in order to maintain correct & up to date aircraft history /data
 Adhere to the company safety, health and environmental policy
 Co-ordinate aircraft towing to and from hangars by communicating with the tower
 Apron control and operating the necessary aircraft systems for safe and timely
 Movement of the aircraft
 Supervise team of technicians

 Develop technicians for improved competency/ efficiency
 Any other duty as assigned by supervisor

SAFETY
 Taking reasonable care of own safety and security and the safety of others who may be affected by your acts or omission while undertaking your duties/ tasks,
 Cooperating with the Company to enable it comply with the relevant regulatory provisions and standards,
 Using, in the correct manner, all protective equipment and procedures provided by the company,
 Operating only that equipment on which they have been trained and qualified to operate
 Reporting to the company, without delay, any defects in procedures or equipment that they are aware of that might compromise safety.
 Taking all reasonable and practical measures, this may include the submission of safety reports, to prevent injury or fatality to themselves or other persons and damage to or loss of aircraft.
 Avoiding intentionally interfering with anything provided by the Company in the interest of safety
 Reporting any conflicts between safety and the operational goals of the Company

RECORDS MANAGEMENT:
 Creating, receiving and keeping relevant records in accordance with correct filing rules.
 Disposing of records in accordance with authorized disposition instruments and established procedures.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
 On time performance
 Number of adds raised/cleared
 Number of incidents / accidents
 Quality audits
 No fault found rate on removed components
 Optimal material and resource usage
 Feedback from peers
 Technicians competency
 Licences and approvals

COMPETENCIES:
 Strong team player
 Proactive
 Work under time pressure to maintain flight schedules
 Have proven integrity, transparency and accountability
 Ability to handle multiple tasks without compromising quality
 Ability to work independently in hostile environment
 Leadership quality
 Strong interpersonal communication skills
 Analytical
 Safety conscious

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
 Diploma / Degree in the relevant engineering discipline and an approved
 Apprenticeship program or diploma in the relevant engineering discipline for at least three years
 Working experience in aircraft maintenance especially ATR 42/72
 Excellent troubleshooting skills
 Type rated on 42/72
 Type rated on Embraer E190
 Either dual LWTR plus approval on at least one aircraft type or approval on two components ATA clusters
 ICAO type 2 rated or EASA B1/B2
 Demonstrable experience in line/base maintenance on ATR and/ or E190
 At least two years as an approved technician
 In depth knowledge on aircraft systems
 Proficiency in computer applications
 Inspection and troubleshooting technique
 Supervisory skills
 Knowledgeable on TCAA regulations
 Knowledgeable on PW procedures
 Human factors knowledge

Closing Date:
Not later than 20th April 2018

Mode of Application:
If you feel you meet the above requirements please send your application and CV to the address below. Only short‐listed applicants will be contacted.

Head of Human Resources and Administration
Precision Air Services Plc
Mail Box 70770
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Email: pwrecruit@precisionairtz.com


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