Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Air Tanzania orders four new planes

The Tanzanian government has ordered four new aircraft to increase the capacity of its national airline in Africa and abroad.

On Tuesday, at the Dubai Airshow 2021, Boeing and Tanzania placed an order for a 787 -8 Dreamliners known, a 767-300 freighter and two 737 MAX jets.

The aircraft, valued at more than US $ 726 million at list prices, are operated by Air Tanzania.

< p> The aircraft will help expand service from land to new markets in Africa, Asia and Europe.

“Our flagship 787 Dreamliner is popular with our passengers and offers unrivaled flight comfort and the highest efficiency for our long-haul growth. “Said Ladislaus Matindi, CEO of Air Tanzania.

Mr. Matindi said the introduction of the 737 MAX and 767 Freighters will give Air Tanzania exceptional capabilities and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and Tanzania beyond that.

The Dar es Salaam-based airline will expand its current fleet of 787s, using the new 737s for its regional network and the 767 Freighters to take advantage of Africa’s growing cargo demand.

“Africa is the third fastest in the world growing region for air travel, and Air Tanzania is well positioned to improve connectivity and expand tourism across Tanzania. We are honored that Air Tanzania has selected Boeing for its fleet modernization program by adding another 787 and adding the 737 MAX and 767 Freighter to their expanding network, “said Mounir.

Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook predicts that by 2040, Africa’s airlines will need 1,030 new aircraft valued at $ 160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair valued at $ 235 billion to drive growth in air travel and the economy across the continent support.

Boeing’s legacy in Africa began more than 75 years ago with more than 60 airline customers operating up to 500 Boeing aircraft.

Boeing has an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as sales representatives serving commercial customers all over the world. support continent.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing designs, manufactures and services commercial aircraft, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries.

As a leading US exporter, uses the company uses the talents of a global supplier base to drive economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. The diverse team at Boeing is committed to innovations for the future and lives the core values ​​of the company such as safety, quality and integrity.