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Tanzania receives third aircraft inline to revive national carrier

The President Magufuli graced the event as the plane; Bombardier Q-400 has touched the ground at 5:07 PM. The plane has been purchased for USD 32 million from Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace.


Devdiscourse News Desk Tanzania
Updated: 03-04-2018 16:45 IST
Tanzania receives third aircraft inline to revive national carrier

Tanzania developed a program for the revival of its national carrier – Air Tanzania, two years ago.

Tanzania President, John Magufuli administration plans to acquire six aircraft, of which the third aircraft has been received by Tanzania. This has been done in order to revive state-owned Air Tanzania.

The third aircraft touched arrives at Julius Nyerere International Airport (NIA) on Monday.

The President Magufuli graced the event as the plane; Bombardier Q-400 has touched the ground at 5:07 PM. The plane has been purchased for USD 32 million from Canada's Bombardier Aerospace.

Tanzania developed a program for the revival of its national carrier – Air Tanzania, two years ago. This includes the purchase of six aircraft between 2016 to 2018, improvement of business systems and payment of debts and provision of start-up capital.

The President Magufuli said on Monday three more aircraft are in line that is to be received by them. He said that it would be a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and two Bombardier C300 series. All three will arrive before the end of this year.

The president also laid the foundation stone for installing four radar systems which are to be installed within 18 months, at JNIA, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza and Songwe airports. This project is to improve the civil aviation in the country, a part of Tanzania's Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) strategy.

"The project will also facilitate search and rescue operations in case of emergency or air accidents. This will enable the country meet the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s standards and guidelines," TCAA director-general Hamsa Johari said.

Hamsa Johari, TCAA director-general said that the project would also facilitate search and rescue operations in case of emergency or air accidents. This will enable the country meet the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s standards and guidelines

COUNTRY : Tanzania

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