PW looking to hire 7 pilots; Resume Dar-Comoro route

Precision Air (PW) wants to resume its Dar es Salaam-Comoro flights and intends to employ seven pilots and three first officers.

The airline suspended its flights to Hahaya in the Comoros in 2014 when it was reviewing its strategy. But now it feels time is ripe to resume the flights on the route that is dominated by Air Tanzania Company Limited.

Precision Air human resource director Ryenada Sikira said in a statement yesterday that the airline had increased its routes including Pemba and Musoma, necessitating an increase in personnel.

According to her, Precision Air has employed 45 Tanzanian pilots. 

The airline will also employ about seven pilots and three first officers. The pilots should have a licence with a record of ATR42/7 and with a minimum rate of flying for not less than 5,000 hours where 1,000 hours should have been used to fly ATR42/72. Further she said the applicants should have at least a minimum experience of two years.

Meanwhile she said that the qualifications required for first officers include experience of flying ATR42/72 as well as a licence to prove experience of flying passengers. They should have an experience of not less than six months in a flight managed by two pilots, and with record of flying for not less than 1000 hours.

Precision Air last year in April invested Sh400 million on training Tanzanian pilots and employed 14 aviators. The airline flies to 12 destinations.