Air Tanzania receives their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

After successfully completing all standard ground and flight tests, Boeing has handed over the first 787-8 to Air Tanzania.

The aircraft, registered 5H-TCG and named Kilimanjaro-Hapa kazi tu, will arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport on the 8th of July after departing Seattle and stopping for fuel in Europe.

Onboard the aircraft will be Boeing and Rolls-Royce executives to meet Tanzania’s President John Magufuli.

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines installed are the latest revision of the Trent 1000 family and offer customers a 3% lower fuel burn compared to the competing engine. Despite the problems with the Trent 1000 family, Rolls-Royce is confident that the engine will offer Air Tanzania efficient and quiet operations.

Before commencing intercontinental flights to Mumbai, Air Tanzania will conduct domestic familiarization flights between Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The future is bright for the carrier as their fleet strategy comes into action. The Boeing 787 is an excellent aircraft, offering customers a comfortable cabin and the airline efficient operation. The reduced operating cost will benefit the carrier as they progress in becoming a stronger player in the region. As debts are payed off and operations are smoothed out, Air Tanzania can expect an increase in customer and freight traffic.

Air Tanzania has received their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner! The aircraft, registered 5H-TCG, will arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport on the 9th of July. Onboard the aircraft will be Boeing and Rolls-Royce executives to meet Tanzania’s President John Magufuli. The Trent 1000 TEN engines are the latest revision of the Trent 1000 family and offer customers a 3% lower fuel burn compared to the competing engine. Starting in September, Air Tanzania will operate the aircraft to Mumbai. Air Tanzania plans to become a stronger carrier in the country. The 787 will be the flagship of the airline and the smaller CS300s will compliment this by operating smaller regional routes. Photos by Woodys Aeroimages and Boeing. #boeing #boeinglovers #boeingaviation #boeing787 #787 #787dreamliner #airtanzania #tanzania #africa #avgeek #aviation #aviationgeek #aviationgoals #aviationdaily #aviationworld #aviationlovers #aviationlife #aviationphotography #takeoff #landing #planes #planelovers #planegeeks #travel #instagram #wildlife #kilimanjaro #news #follow4follow

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