Air Tanzania Selects StandardAero for Tailored PW150A Engine Maintenance Solution in Support of Q400 Fleet
StandardAero signs an exclusive five-year, time-and-material contract with Air Tanzania to provide maintenance and engineering services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A engines powering the flag carrier’s fleet of three Q400 regional turboprops. The new contract extends StandardAero’s relationship with Air Tanzania, the company having previously provided engine support for the airline’s Q300 aircraft.
Under the five-year contract, StandardAero—one of three P&WC network overhaul facilities worldwide for the PW150A—will provide scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance from its state-of-the-art location in Singapore.
The tailored support solution being provided to Air Tanzania also includes engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, with StandardAero being uniquely placed to offer analysis expertise as both an OEM-approved designated overhaul facility (DOF) and a CAMP Systems designated analysis center (DAC). These ECTM services include troubleshooting, maintenance tracking and the development of customized maintenance programs based on operating environment and utilization, thereby allowing operators to minimize unplanned downtime and cost.
Commenting on the agreement, Ladislaus Matindi, CEO of Air Tanzania, says, “We are very proud to sign a contract with StandardAero for servicing our Q400 engines, and we believe that StandardAero will offer a total-attention and maximum dedicated service to Air Tanzania. I am delighted to work with an established and well-respected organization which is ready to enhance our effort of revamping our national carrier.”
Peter Turner, president of Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero, adds, “We are proud that, through the signature of this agreement, Air Tanzania has demonstrated its continued trust in StandardAero, and we look forward to not only meeting but exceeding the fast-growing airline’s expectations for on-time support over the next five years.”
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATC) is the flag carrier of Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Since its inception, the Government of Tanzania (GoT) has undertaken a number of structural changes of ATC with the view of enhancing its performance. The partnership did not perform to the expectations of the GoT, and as a result on Aug. 31, 2006, an agreement was reached to dissolve the Shareholders Agreement between SAA and GoT, with the GoT becoming the sole remaining shareholder. Air Tanzania flies to 11 domestic destinations and Comoros as a regional destination with a growing fleet of airplanes.
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