Precision adds another brand new ATR to the fleet


Tanzania’s leading airline Precision Air has just taken delivery of the first of five brand new ATR’s, ordered a year ago as reported at the time. The ATR42-600, the most advance turboprop yet available from the French manufacturer, will be used for flights from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro / Arusha, and while marginally slower than a jet aircraft will be perfectly suited for the demand on the route, besides having a greener footprint and is more cost effective to operate compared to jet aircraft.

Precision will receive a further three ATR42-600 and one ATR72-600 under this purchase order though it is understood from a usually reliable source in Dar es Salaam that additional purchases are being considered to offer a yet wider network of flights on domestic routes, where revitalized oil and gas exploration is thought to be a major driver for economic development in coming years. Additional jet aircraft are also in the pipeline, allowing Precision to widen their network of regional and continental destinations. Happy landings to the new bird, the crews and all passengers on board of this latest addition to PW’s fleet.

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