The Party for Democracy and Development (CHADEMA) announced this morning that the schedule of five meetings of the Presidential Candidate of the United Republic through the party Hon.Dundu Lissu was disrupted after the helicopter he was using to attend the meetings lacked the approval of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).
Following the release of the report, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) clarified the matter and stated that a State Aviation helicopter used by the CHADEMA presidential candidate had been granted a long-term block permit by TCAA for operations. of election campaigns from September 4 to October 31, 2020 and these permits are issued to service providers to avoid frequent requests for permits when they find their customers.
On September 9, 2020, State Aviation applied for exemption in order to operate a pilot over the age of 65 who is in accordance with the Air Transport Regulations through Rule 15 of the Licensing Regulations. Aviation experts in 2017. The amnesty was sought for the company to provide services to its customers (CHADEMA) for a trip scheduled for September 10, 2020
The waiver was not granted as it is illegal and would endanger the lives of their customers and the general public and the notice was issued on the same day on 9 September 2020.
In addition to this statement, the Authority denies that no TCAA official reported to the convoy of Hon. Lissu on the non-compliance of the trip as the information on the inclusion or non-compliance of the trip is a relationship between the service provider and its customers.In addition, no flight plan was submitted by the service provider to TCAA by 10 September 2020 in accordance with the rules and regulations. It should therefore be noted that the trip was unplanned and not on the list.
The TCAA calls on airlines and its stakeholders to adhere to air traffic laws and regulations, when providing services including arranging their flights in advance to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.