Tanzania aviation news – Precision Air ‘shows off’ new pilots and engineers

PRECISION AIR SHOWS OFF NEW PILOTS AND ENGINEERS

Tanzania’s leading airline has released information yesterday about their successful cooperation with French aircraft manufacturer ATR to train engineers and pilots alongside the 7 aircraft purchase deal signed back in 2006. All aircraft have since been delivered and are flying in the Precision colours across the Tanzanian and East African skies while 8 engineers trained by ATR on aircraft maintenance for their -42 and -72 aircraft have also returned home and joined the Precision Air workforce.

Precision has invested heavily in a new hangar in Dar es Salaam where scheduled light and heavy maintenance is now being carried out, keeping such work inside Tanzania and saving the airline substantial expense compared to previous times when such maintenance had to be contracted out to facilities capable of meeting the required standards and approved by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority at substantial cost.

At the same time has the airline announced that 4 pilots trained to fly the ATR aircraft have also completed their integration into the pilot’s ranks and are now flying for Precision, including two lady pilots, still a rarity in East Africa and across the continent. According to a source at the airline the trainee pilots were selected from amongst hundreds of applicants and trained from ‘scratch’ at the expense of Precision Air, graduating through the various pilot stages until they ‘checked out’ for the ATR range of aircraft used by Precision as First Officers. The cost of becoming a commercial airline pilot is generally prohibitive for most aspiring young people and it is often only through the sponsorship of an established airline that the citizens of the East African countries can manage to fulfill their life’s ambition and take to the skies.

Precision Air deserves unreserved congratulations and compliments for their commitment to train young Tanzanians for such responsible positions and assist in gradually phasing out expatriate pilots.

22 Comments

  1. Nice work precision airline. Flight training is very expensive and this causes many young people to give up, a lot have but i haven’t anyone out there with any info of how i can get to aviation school or provide me a sponsorship please contact me on aviatorh17@yahoo.com. I am 17yrs ,very interested on aviation and i have some experience on flight simulator. Thanks

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  3. Much appreciation precision air line in sponsoring young’s.i’m asking if you could sponsor me in any flying school then later to work together in precision company.am 19 yrs old form six graduator(pcm)at pugu secondary.please contact me #=0716385824

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    Thanks in advance.

  5. I AM JAMES AMANI. A TANZANIAN AGED 25 YEARS OLD AND I AM A GRADUTE IN BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM KAMPALA UNIVERSITY AND I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN FLYING.I AM SEEKING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP/LOAN SO AS TO FINANCE MY FLIGHT TRAINING.I CAN BE CONTACTED THROUGH MY EMAIL: jamestowilli@yahoo.com or through my mobile nimbers which are+255754084196 and +255714634904.
    Thanks in Advance

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  8. Am Aman George, 20 years old, from Arusha, Tanzania. Am interested much in aviation and my dream is to be a professional Pilot, but i need a sponsor for assistance or scholarship in fulfillng my dreams. Please contact me at. +255762427562.. Thanks much for your assistance.

      1. thanks. But which website or email should I use, for contact..

  9. I am a Tanzanian boy from dar es salaam aged 19 year old,I completed my Orldinary Level education in 2011 and now am studying at Dar es salaam Institute of Technology taking ordinary deploma in mining engineering but my ambition is to become an air line pilot and this has been my life but i have no enough fund to support my ambition of becoming a pilot pls i need your help i would thanks you presicion air to assist me to achieve my dream of being a pilot while i will pay you back after the flight training,Pls i need your help am expecting your support thanks,my name is Fredrick Lugwisha.

    1. I AM JAMES AMANI. A TANZANIAN AGED 25 YEARS OLD AND I AM A GRADUTE IN BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM KAMPALA UNIVERSITY AND I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN FLYING.I AM SEEKING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP/LOAN SO AS TO FINANCE MY FLIGHT TRAINING.I CAN BE CONTACTED THROUGH MY EMAIL: jamestowilli@yahoo.com or through my mobile nimbers which are+255754084196 and +255714634904.
      Thanks in Advance

  10. I am a 19 year old boy,a form six student in Tanzania mainland.I normally need your sponsorship to study flighty courses so as my dreams to become true,and i will be gland if my request will be accepted,contact me at justinendaki@yahoo.com or0762355202

  11. for real this is a big step of AVIATION in tanzania include benefit of get that knowledge from FRANCE engineer “GOD BLESS OUR MOTO”

  12. way to go Precision Air,i just witnessed a LADY PILOT land in Bukoba and i must say…wow…And to all aspiring pilots,if you really want to fly follow prof.thome is advice seriously….He may not sponsor you but his showed you the way forward….THANKS PROF THOME for the help…love your blogg

  13. HI AM HAMZA KAHATIBU FROM DODOMA, AM LOKKING FOR A SOMEONE TO SPONSOR ME IN MY FLIGHT TRAININGS, THANK YOU. MY PHONE NUMBER IS 0768919539 AND EMAIL ADDRESS IS hamzathumani@yahoo.com

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  15. Hi,im zam from tanzania, im 20 I also want you to help me by sponsoring me to any flight school so that my wishes would came true by working to precision air please dont let me down this is my number +255776469032

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