Tuesday, June 4, 2013

■ TANZANIA: Direct Maintenance's stations in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro approved for EASA Part 145.

Direct Maintenance logoDutch-based line maintenance provider, Direct Maintenance, has announced that its two Tanzanian line stations at Dar es Salaam (DAR) and Kilimanjaro (JRO) have been approved for line maintenance under the company's EASA Part-145 approval. Following an initial start during 2012 for launch customer Qatar Airways (QR), both stations were recently added to the EASA approval thereby offering the same capability to a larger customer base.

According Roger Meels, Technical Director:
"Following the commencement of providing customer-focused line maintenance services at our first Tanzanian station in Zanzibar (ZNZ) back in 2006, we can now proudly say that Direct Maintenance is the only line maintenance provider operating 3 each EASA Part-145 approved line stations in Tanzania. We believe Tanzania as a country has much to offer, with an increasing level of industrial activity and growing tourism activity. Direct Maintenance is well placed and strongly committed to support any operators flying into Tanzania, either at DAR, JRO or ZNZ."
Direct Maintenance Tanzania

Following its recent expansion in Tanzania, Direct Maintenance is now approved to provide line maintenance in line with EASA Part-145 regulations at the following 10 each locations.
  • The Netherlands: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
  • Kenya: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA)
  • Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), Zanzibar (ZNZ) and Kilimanjaro (JRO)
  • Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Bole Airport (ADD)
  • Uganda: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Zambia: Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN)
  • Zimbabwe: Harare (HRE), through riding engineer duties
The Scope of Work of Direct Maintenance today covers the following wide range or aircraft models:
  • Airbus: A319, A320, A321, A330, A343, A345, A380
  • Boeing: B737CL, B737NG, B742, B743, B744, B748, B757, B767, B777, MD11