Air Tanzania 787-8 almost delivered

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Old Jun 18, 18, 5:42 am
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Air Tanzania 787-8 almost delivered

Air Tanzania is almost getting there first Dreamliner....

Paid by the government and highly criticised......

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea....-tanzania-787/

I do hope they keep it in one piece.....

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Old Jun 18, 18, 5:51 am
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Strange to buy a 787 then only fly it to BOM. You'd think the rationale would be to better connect DAR to somewhere like London, New York or Beijing
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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Strange to buy a 787 then only fly it to BOM. You'd think the rationale would be to better connect DAR to somewhere like London, New York or Beijing
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Maybe Air Tanzania not certified to fly to Europe ?
And to NYC and China little feeder traffic and established competion from other regional, ME and Chinese carriers .
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Old Jun 19, 18, 6:41 am
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Let the money bleeding begin! It'll be interesting to see how this works out.
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Old Jun 19, 18, 7:16 am
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Let the money bleeding begin! It'll be interesting to see how this works out.

....IF it works out !
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Old Jun 21, 18, 5:32 am
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Interesting - saw this a/c at Everett a few weeks ago, giraffe and all.

Tanzania: Govt Cuts Works Budget By Sh300bn - allAfrica.com
"Prof Mbarawa told Parliament that Sh496.5 billion would be spent on purchasing two passenger aircraft - a Bombardier Q400 airliner and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet airliner - for Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL)."
- USD217m?

Saw some press comments earlier in the year re deployment of the new a/c:
CS300: up to 5-6 regional routes (Johannesburg / Zambia / Zimbabwe / Ghana / Nigeria / Senegal)
787-8: China and India initially, Europe in 2nd phase
- also talk about getting a 2nd 787

No doubt it will be challenging. Looks like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, flydubai, Turkish Airlines are all in the market. Plus of course ET, KQ.

Hopefully it works out for them!
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Old Jun 22, 18, 3:03 pm
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Interesting - saw this a/c at Everett a few weeks ago, giraffe and all.

Tanzania: Govt Cuts Works Budget By Sh300bn - allAfrica.com
"Prof Mbarawa told Parliament that Sh496.5 billion would be spent on purchasing two passenger aircraft - a Bombardier Q400 airliner and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet airliner - for Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL)."
- USD217m?

Saw some press comments earlier in the year re deployment of the new a/c:
CS300: up to 5-6 regional routes (Johannesburg / Zambia / Zimbabwe / Ghana / Nigeria / Senegal)
787-8: China and India initially, Europe in 2nd phase
- also talk about getting a 2nd 787

No doubt it will be challenging. Looks like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, flydubai, Turkish Airlines are all in the market. Plus of course ET, KQ.

Hopefully it works out for them!
EY just announced they will stop flying to Dar.
One would wonder if TZ government wouldn't have been better off spending these funds elsewhere.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 3:50 am
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So they got it.... when are they going to wreck it.........
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Old Jul 9, 18, 12:56 pm
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From today's papers.
Apparently they have ordered a second one. Anyone with a guess on where they get will have it serviced? Addis Ababa? I am living in Tanzania, but not impressed with Air Tanzanias previous safety history.




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787's pretty much fly themselves. And they will be required by the government of wherever they fly to, to have the airplane serviced correctly.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 11:12 pm
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Nice read...

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/afri...rtanzania.html

And I am serious... Air Tanzania has wrecked a lot of planes.

These planes where paid by TAX money....
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Old Jul 15, 18, 10:40 am
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You just gotta love all those Profs and Drs quoted in that article. Did they buy their degrees in sycophancy at the fish market?


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Old Jul 17, 18, 10:56 pm
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Is it still in one piece?
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Old Jul 19, 18, 2:06 am
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3 reasons why Air Tanzania needs a dreamliner!

One of them, according to Dr Magufuli....

"It was shameful for a country that's rich in natural resources to have no aircraft of its own. We wanted to do away with this shame!"

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