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Ethiopian Airlines to train 28 Air Tanzanian pilots, aircraft engineers

Posted 19 April 2017 · Add Comment

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) says it will this year send 28 pilots and aircraft engineers for training at the Ethiopian Airline aviation school in Addis Ababa in order to cut staff training costs. By Oscar Nkala

ATCL Managing Director Ladislaus Matindi said a preliminary agreement on the training programme was reached following a meeting with
Ethiopian Airlines officials.

By training its pilots in Ethiopia, the company will save up to $500 per hour, when compared to the cost of the same training programme in
the United Kingdom and Canada.

"We are now waiting for approval from the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCCA) before we send the staff because it is a requirement
for the aviation services regulator to certify the training institutes for our experts.

"Ethiopian Airlines has well equipped training and maintenance facilities and we can benefit from their expertise. The training will
be for new pilots and continuing programmes for those already inservice," Matindi said.

However, he said the airline would continue to send some pilots to Canada for training on operation of the new Bombardier aircraft due to
be delivery before July this year.

The training is a culmination of bilateral air services training discussions held between Tanzanian President John Magufuli and
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn last year.

Among other opportunities for bilateral co-operation, the two leaders agreed to intensify aviation training and maintenance learning and
exchange programmes.

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