Precision Air (Dar es Salaam) is going through tough times and is seeking $32 million in bailout loans to keep it flying according to this report by The CItizen and eTN.
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In other news, last month Precision Air retired its last Boeing 737-300 (5H-PKS) according to ch-aviation and is now only flying ATR 42s and ATR 72-500s.
Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) 5H-PWC (msn 866) taxies at Nairobi.
Precision Air (Dar es Salaam) on May 18 will extend its route map to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo with a stop in Lusaka (Zambia).
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Precision Air Services (Dar es Salaam) and ATR on December 21, 2011 announced the signing of a firm contract for the purchase of four ATR 42-600s and one ATR 72-600 aircraft. The deal is valued at US $98 million.
Delivery of the 50-seat ATR 42-600s will start in late 2012. The ATR 72-600 will be delivered in 2014.
With this acquisition, Precision Air Services will bring its fleet of ATRs up to 14 aircraft, thus becoming the largest operator of ATR aircraft in Africa. The current fleet of ATRs includes five ATR 72-500s, two ATR 42-500s and two ATR 42-300s.
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