- Published on Friday, 27 July 2012 01:37
- Written by DAILY NEWS Reporter
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PRECISION Air Services (PW) will today open its state-of-the-art hangar at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).
The PW Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mr Alfonse Kioko said in Dar es Salaam that the new facility has been designed to meet all the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) requirements and regulations for the airline’s ever growing fleet of aircraft.
“The first in-house maintenance of one of our aircraft is a major milestone in Precision Air journey,” said Mr Kioko. Built on a land area of 3,478 square metres, the new hanger also allows PW to offer maintenance services to other aircrafts across the globe. He said the aim of the facility is to manage the maintenance of the growing fleet of Precision Air aircraft in-house instead of outsourcing outside the country.
The modern facility will create more jobs for Tanzanians and conserve foreign exchange. Most importantly is to enhance safety standards and reduce maintenance costs in order to provide passengers a service for the value of their fares. It will also extend maintenance to other operators in and outside the country as an opportunity to promote Tanzania and earn foreign money.
Mr Kioko stated that this capability will allow the airline to maintain its rapidly growing fleet with state-of-the art facility and a team of world-class expertise, as the airline continues to expand its route network.