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INVITATION FOR TENDERS (IFT) TENDER No.AE/028/2016-2017/HQ/G/03 FOR DESIGNING, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, INTEGRATION, TRAINING, TESTING, COMMISSIONING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF SIMULATOR AT CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE (CATC) FOR TANZANIA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY    1.      This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this tender for financial Year 2016-2017, which appeared in TPJ ISSN 18231-6021 Vol IX. 32 dated 9 th  August 2016, PPRA website and TCAA website. 2.      Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has set aside funds in the financial year 2016/2017 for the procurement of various goods, works and services. The Authority intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for Designing, Supply, Installation, Integration, Training, Testing, Commissioning and Technical Support of Simulator at Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) for Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. 3.      Tanzania Civil Aviation Auth

Nigeria Emirates, Kenya Airways suspend Abuja operations indefinitely

Emirates Airlines will suspend Abuja-Dubai operations beginning October 30, 2016. The decision is due to foreign exchange hurdles, low patronage, and other operational issues, which have reduced the profitability of flying on the route. In a related development, East African carrier, Kenya Airways, has also announced it would suspend flights to Abuja effective November 15, 2016, as part of its restructuring and loss-saving efforts. The Lagos office of Dubai-based Emirates confirmed the notice, saying: “The decision was made after a review of the airline’s operations, to ensure best utilisation of its aircraft fleet for overall business objectives.” With the interruption, the airline is left with once-a-day operations from Lagos. It will be recalled that Emirates, some months ago, ran four flights daily on the Nigerian route, two apiece, from Abuja and Lagos. With the scarcity of foreign exchange and partial devaluation of the naira, last June, it began to reduce flig

Ethiopian Airlines studies helping African national carriers start-ups

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks with the governments of Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda with a view to assisting them in establishing new national carriers. Ethiopian Airlines Bole Airport File The Star Alliance carrier’s chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam says it has submitted formal proposals to all four countries and that some of these “are at an advanced stage”. Gebramariam says the discussions are heavily influenced by the strategy being adopted by each government such as “what type of airline they want, what type of routes, and what type of co-operation, joint venture, equity [they want]”. He adds: “So in our case we are open to all kinds of cooperation because we really want them to develop their national airlines.” Ghana, Uganda and Zambia do not currently have state-owned airlines, while Zimbabwe is served by Air Zimbabwe which began operations in 2013. Ethiopian Airlines already has strategic stakes in Malawian Airlines and Togo’s ASKY. Gebramari

Middle East airlines now raid Kenya Airways for pilots

More than 60 pilots quit national carrier Kenya Airways for greener pastures in rival Middle East airlines in the past year, the company’s management said. An undisclosed number of engineers have also left for better jobs as the Kenyan carrier struggles to dig itself out of a loss-making pit. Kenya Airways – popularly known as KQ - had 523 pilots in March 2015 but that number dropped to 489 pilots in 2016, representing loss of about 30 pilots. Others have left in the current financial year. Mbuvi Ngunze, the Kenya Airways chief executive, said the number of pilots now stands at 460 and the number of engineers at 600. He blamed the attrition to poaching of skilled staff by Middle East airlines, which are offering lucrative perks and salaries to the KQ’s highly trained specialists. “It is true that there has been some increase in the numbers of engineers who have left KQ recently. We must bear in mind that the Middle East is looking for talent from all over the

fastjet agrees sale of its sole owned Airbus A319

fastjet, t he Africa's low-cost airline,  has agreed the sale of its sole owned Airbus A319  (Manufacturer's Serial number 2891)  with Avtrade Limited. The airline said that the consideration is being satisfied in cash for USD 8.0 million with a 10% deposit payable on signature of the agreement and the balance on delivery.  The agreement is subject to industry standard conditions precedent.  Included in the agreement is an option to continue to operate the aircraft from Oct 3 to Oct 17 2016 with a reduction in proceeds of $200,000 for a usage of up to 100 cycles. The use of proceeds will be utilised as working capital for the implementation of fastjet's Stabilisation Plan as outlined in the Company's interim results announcement. As previously announced, fastjet is reducing the size of its fleet and is transitioning its fleet from the existing A319 aircraft to smaller aircraft, a move which is expected to yield an approximately 15% cost reduction for fuel

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·