Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Air Tanzania celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Air Tanzania, headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will be the first airline based in Africa to operate GTF engines and the A220 aircraft.
The United Republic of Tanzania, represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) signed an agreement for two Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered Airbus A220 aircraft and one Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150-powered Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft in December 2016. The airline will be utilizing the aircraft for domestic and international operations, expanding their routes and growing beyond Africa.
“While Air Tanzania is well known to the Pratt & Whitney family, having previously operated Pratt & Whitney-powered Q300 and Q400 aircraft, we are embarking on a new journey together as they take delivery of their first GTF-powered A220 aircraft,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. “The impact this airline will make on the region with the operation of these two aircraft is truly notable. The GTF engines offer proven economic and environmental benefits with the ability to fly farther with less fuel, making Air Tanzania’s decision to expand their route network a viable solution. We look forward to growing this relationship together.” The A220, exclusively powered by the GTF engine, offers double-digit improvement in operating costs compared to current generation aircraft. It’s 20% more fuel efficient and provides a 75% reduction in noise footprint and NOx emissions 50% below the ICAO CAEP 6 regulation.
Top Copyright Photo: Air Tanzania (2nd) Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 BD-500-1A11) C-FOWU (5H-TCH) (msn 55047) YMX (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 944848.
Air Tanzania aircraft slide show:
Airbus has made this announcement on social media:
Way below zero in Mirabel, Canada but giraffes from Kilimanjaro aren’t scared of the cold!
Unveiling the new A220 colors for Air Tanzania, soon to be the first A220 African-based operator.
Note: The pictured Airbus A220-300 C-FOWU for Air Tanzania (2nd) will become 5H-TCH (msn 55047) on delivery. It is named “Dodoma Hapa Kazi Tu”.
Air Tanzania (2nd) took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on July 7, 2018.
The pictured Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5H-TCG (msn 64249), named “Kilimanjaro” was handed over to the carrier and had a first short delivery flight to nearby Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on July 7.
The airliner is expected to arrive in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania base on July 9, 2018:
Top Copyright Photo (all other by Air Tanzania): Air Tanzania (2nd) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5H-TCG (msn 64249) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942673.
Air Tanzania (2nd) aircraft slide show:
Boeing and the United Republic of Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner, valued at $224.6 million at list prices. The aircraft will be operated by Air Tanzania, the flag carrier of Tanzania. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.
Air Tanzania Company Limited is the flag carrier of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport and currently flies to destinations in Tanzania with a growing fleet of airplanes.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft have announced the United Republic of Tanzania represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) has signed firm purchase agreements for two CS300 jetliners and one Q400 turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania (The Wings of the Kilimanjaro) based in Dar es Salaam.
Like the two Q400 turboprop aircraft delivered to the TGFA for lease and operation by Air Tanzania in September 2016, the third announced this time will have an all-economy, 76-seat interior with two lavatories. The two CS300 airliners will be configured in a dual-class layout, and will be equipped with WiFi internet and in-flight entertainment.
Air Tanzania (2nd) (Dar es Salaam) is preparing to relaunch domestic operations tomorrow (November 1) to Kigoma and Tabora with a single Bombardier DHC-8-300 according to this report by eTN. Previously the flag carrier suspended operations on December 8, 2008 due to financial problems.
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