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TGFA to Lease New Aircraft to ATCL

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will not own the two planes recently purchased by the government for a reported $47 million (Sh103.4 billion), it has emerged. The planes will be owned by the Government Flight Agency (TGFA), which will lease them to ATCL, according to the agency's acting CEO, Mr Raymond Musingi. The airline will enter into an agreement with TGFA to receive and operate the aircraft in a mutually beneficial business model. ATCL will provide crew, pay for insurance and maintain the planes. However, Mr Musingi declined to discuss the finer details of TGFA's deal with ATCL. The first of the 76-seater planes is scheduled to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport from Canada tomorrow afternoon. The plane left Canada on Friday and was due to make stopovers in Reykjavík, (Iceland), Southampton, Malta, Luxor and Addis Ababa before landing at JNIA with a crew of four. The second aircraft is expected in the last week of this month, according to govern

Fastjet to cut staff, swap out A319s for E190s in Turnaround plan.

The low cost carrier, fastjet, has issued a letter to all employees notifying them of the compulsory redundancies aiming to align the number of staff with the revised structure and reduction from three to one fastjet operated aircraft. "As part of its strategic turnaround plan, fastjet Airlines Ltd (the Company) has started the process of making organisational and operational changes. As a result of these changes the company has decided to restructure its organisation and reduce the size of the fastjet operated fleet supplemented by wet leased aircraft," reads part of the letter. The company has considered ways in which it may be able to avoid making compulsory redundancies, but after careful consideration of all possible options it does not at present appear to be anything that can reasonably be done to avoid the need to make a number of redundancies. “The redundancy plan is expected to take effect as from 20 th September 2016”, reads the letter. On

Precision Air to resume Comoros operations from 11th October 2016.

Tanzania’s leading Domestic Airline Precision Air will resume its operations to HAHAYA- Comoros effective from 11th October 2016. Flights will be 3x a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a return fare starting from USD 257. Precision Air suspended its flights to HAHAYA earlier in 2014 while undergoing a strategy review which also involved route rationalization. There is a demand for transport between Dar es Salaam – Hahaya. Currently, AB Aviation , a private airline based in the  Comoros , is the only airline that operates on this route. This will be a second regional destination for Precision Air after Nairobi. Domestically Precision Air flies to 11 destinations. From its main Hub Dar es Salaam Precision Air flies to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Bukoba, Musoma, Tabora, Kigoma, Mtwara, Zanzibar and Pemba.

Ndege Q400 za Air Tanzania ni "mpya" na si "mtumba."

Ndege mpya DHC-8-402Q, MSN 4495, ya shirika la ndege la Air Tanzania, tayari imeshakamilika kupigwa rangi na ipo katika maandalizi ya mwisho kabla ya kuanza safari yake ya kuja nchini Tanzania.  Ndege hii ambayo kwa sasa ina usajili wa C-FIFG (usajili wa majaribio, Canada) ni ya kwanza kati ya ndege mbili za aina ya Bombadier Dash 8 Q400 zilizonunuliwa na serikali ya Tanzania kwa ajili ya shirika la ndege la ATCL ambapo zinatarajiwa kuwasili mwishoni mwa mwezi wa septemba mwaka huu.     Muonekano wa sasa wa ndege hiyo ikiwa katika rangi za shirika la ndege la Air Tanzania. Picha kwa hisani ya Jetstream. Kwa mujibu wa taarifa kutoka katika mitandao mbalimbali, ndege hii ni mpya, imetengenezwa mwaka 2015, namba yake ya kutengenezwa (MSN) ni 4495. Kwa sasa ina umri wa mwaka mmoja na miezi minne. Zifuatazo ni picha mbalimbali zikionesha ndege hiyo ikiwa na rangi nyeupe, wakati ikifanyiwa majaribio kabla ya kuuzwa kwa serikali ya Tanzania. Picha hii imepigwa 22

Airlines compete to hire local pilots

LOCAL airlines are giving priority to nationals in recruitment of pilots and other aviation works as they brace for intense competition expected with the revival of state-owned national carrier. With anticipated increased demand for air transport, with passenger numbers and freight traffic growing in the near future, Precision Air, Fast Jet and Air Tanzania company stated priority will be given to Tanzanian candidates for pilots vacancies and other aviation works. Precision Air announced 10 posts for pilots yesterday in a statement to the media noting Tanzanian pilots are encouraged to apply. So far, at least 45 Tanzania pilots, have been employed by Precision Air company. The number makes 82 per cent of all pilots who are employed by Precision Air. The company’s human resource director, Ms Reynada Sikira, said the company is set to employ seven pilots in command and three co-pilots. On Friday, the Fastjet Airline Company said it has prioritized to employ Tanzanian aviat

Pilots vacancies at Precision Air – 7 Posts

Precision Air Services Plc is a fast growing private Tanzanian airline which operates in partnership with Kenya Airways, with its strategies to expand wings beyond East Africa and Africa.  The company invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the following positions. POSITION: PILOT IN COMMAND ATR42/72 – 7 POSTS REPORTS TO: FLEET MANAGER DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM. (a) Duties and Responsibilities  i. It is the responsibility of the PIC to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft in all stages of ground and flight operations. Plan, and supervise the execution of company flights in accordance with legal and company policies and procedures, authorized checklists and to ensure safe, efficient and economical operation.  ii. The PIC will co-ordinate the flight preparation according to directives and procedures in this manual and other relevant Manuals and ascertains that all aspects are covered. iii. The PIC will e

Job Opportunities at Air Tanzania (ATCL)

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is in the process of revamping its operations and has introduced new equipment to its fleet. The Company is therefore inviting applications from qualified personnel to fill various positions. 1.      POSITIONS:  1.1. Dash 8 – Q400 Mechanical and Avionics Certifying Engineers (6 POSTS)     a)    Qualifications·         ·          Must possess a valid Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (ICAO TYPE II).  ·         ·          Must possess a valid Dash 8 – Q400 Approval/License. ·      Must have successfully completed Dash 8 – Q400 type course from an Approved Training Organisation.        ·       Must have Aircraft Maintenance working experience, as a certifying engineer, of not less than 5 years; 2 of which being on Dash 8 – Q400. Experience must include release to service certification after “A” Check and above.        ·          Computer literacy·         ·          Fluency in English·