The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has for the first time approved two aviation training programmes at the National Institute of Transport (NIT).
The two courses will nurture competent personnel for establishing, managing and operating safe air transportation systems.
The two programmes are Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Airframe and Powerplant) and Flight Operations Officer Courses for the first time in the country’s history of the NIT.
Speaking at the handing over of certificates of approval, the Director of Transport Services from the Ministry of Works and Transport, Eng Aron Kisaka said the course show an important step for the aviation sector.
“This is a sign of the NIT great efforts in ensuring that it fulfills the goals of its establishment, now offering aviation courses,” Eng Kisaka said.
Also, he said the government will continue improving the budget for the aviation industry from year to year to ensure that it becomes a fast-growing sector.
“I am also pleased to hear that the process of obtaining certification for pilot courses is progressing well,” the Director said.
NIT Rector Professor Zacharia Mganilwa said the certificates that have been handed over to NIT are a sign and the beginning of the Institute’s efforts to continue providing excellent training, especially in aircraft maintenance engineering and flight operations.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the government through the Ministry of Works and Transport to continue supporting NIT,” he said.
Prof Mganilwa said TCAA has tirelessly supported them throughout the process of seeking Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Flight Operations Officer Courses certifications.
Speaking on behalf of the Director General of the TCAA, Teophory Mbilinyi, the Authority’s senior official has challenged NIT to continue producing excellent graduates to fill the gap of aviation experts in the country.