Sunday, November 25, 2012


Finally the 1860m long run way has been officially upgraded to tarmac runway opening the way of big aircrafts to land and thus,facilitates the development of infrastructures in Tanzania
now Dash 8,ATR42 can now land safely

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Plans to End Bird-Strikes in East Africa Airports

 authorities are involved in trapping the birds within the airports flight path using mist nets, catapult and relocating them to safer areas. The East African region is known to be having over 15 per cent of birds in the world and are a threat to the aviation industry.

info; takeoffafrica

The A380 marks its five-year service anniversary!!!!!!!

 Airbus’ A380 has earned its place as the airline industry’s new “queen of the skies,” with the first five years of service confirming this 21st century flagship jetliner’s passenger appeal and revenue-generating capabilities.

ATR’s new pilot training center in Singapore achieves EASA certification

ATR’s newest flight training center in Singapore is now officially approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is ready to start training courses shortly. The center will provide a high level of training programs from flight crew type rating through recurrent training to differences courses. Strategically located in the Seletar Aerospace Park, a major hub for the Singapore aerospace industry, the center will officially be inaugurated mid-December this year.
With this recently obtained EU-A0015 certification, the new training facility in Singapore has clearly lost no time in stepping into the same rank as the main Training Center in Toulouse, France, ensuring full compliance to the newly announced EASA rules. As a reminder, the freshly obtained FR.ATO.0001 certification made ATR’s Training Center in Toulouse the first approved training organization in France under the new EASA regulation.
The EASA certification of the new ATR Training Center in Singapore gives way to a long term operational approval of the flight training equipment. It covers the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for ATR -600 series, the maintenance/flight simulation training devices (MFSTD) and a brief/debrief station. This FFS is the second for ATR's -600 series program. The very first one is located at the main ATR Training Center in Toulouse, France, along with a Full Flight Trainer (FFT) for ATR -600s. All these FFS and FFT will enable training both for ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s variants.
ATR has more than 250 aircraft operating in Asia-Pacific, plus some other 80 aircraft in backlog for airlines operating in that region. The new Training Center in Singapore is thus becoming a significant step toward providing ATR operators a more comprehensive training and Customer Support experience in their region.

This new Training facility completes ATR’s offer in Singapore. ATR has already a Customer Support Center and a warehouse based there for Asian operators.
"Increasing our customer support capabilities and services around the globe is a strategic priority for ATR.  The certification of this new and unique training facility is an important step in growing our presence in Asia Pacific region," said Mr. Lilian BraylĂ©, ATR’s Senior Vice-President Product Support & Services. “Achieving EASA status for our Singapore training facility shows ATR’s Clients that our processes meet the highest standard in each of our facilities around the world. As an aircraft manufacturer, we have a commitment to Quality and providing products and services that will successfully meet our customers’ needs.”
source;atr press release

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FastJet puts Kilimanjaro and Mwanza routes on sale!!!!!!!!

FastJet has started selling tickets for its first domestic routes from the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam, with the inaugural flight scheduled to take place on 29 November.
Kilimanjaro and Mwanza are the first two routes to go on sale via the airline's sale desk, call centres and office.
FastJet's website will launch next week, providing additional information about fares and scheduling. The company says its lowest ticket price will be 32,000 Tanzanian shilling ($20), excluding taxes.
Additional domestic and regional services from Julius Nyerere International airport will go on sale over the coming weeks.
FastJet's second east African operating base in Nairobi, Kenya will open in the near future, to be followed by Accra, Ghana and Luanda, Angola in west Africa. The airline is also exploring its options in southern Africa.
"This is a historical moment for aviation in Tanzania, and indeed in Africa," says FastJet chief executive Ed Winter.
"Air travel is no longer an exclusive option for a small minority in Tanzania. FastJet will make flying an affordable option for more Tanzanians than ever before, bringing new opportunities for trade, leisure trips, and family visits."
The low-cost carrier secured four air operator's certificates from Nairobi-based turboprop airline Fly540 in June, following its reverse takeover of the latter's parent company, Lonrho Aviation.
Fly540 has already ceased operations in Dar es Salaam ahead of FastJet's launch, and will gradually wind down services at its other three African bases.
FastJet will begin operations with three Airbus A319s, but expects to grow its fleet to 15 within 12 months and potentially 40 by the end of 2016.

source: flightglobal site