National Institute of Transport - NIT
Bonyeza Kuthibitisha


Tue, 16 Apr 2024 | 10:54 PM


National Institute of Transport - NIT

The Vice-President, Honorable Dr. Philip Mpango has handed over two single-engine aircraft, Cessna Skyhawk 172 to the National Institute of Transport(NIT) aiming at sustaining Centre of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations at the Institute. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony held at JNIA Terminal One, the Vice President said in 2021, the Sixth Phase Government under the strong leadership of Her Excellency Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan enabled the NIT to enter into a contract for the purchase of two Cessna 172 Skyhawk training aircraft, single-engine from Textron Aviation Inc. of the United States. Dr.Mpango said the planeswill be used in pilot training – (Private Pilot License) which takes 6 months and Commercial Pilot License (CPL) training which takes 12 months. "The government has allocated funds to strengthen the National Institute of Transport so that they can provide training in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Flight Operations as well as Cabin Crew for TCAA Certifications. The goal is to produce enough human resources in the aviation industry who willserve in various airlines including the ATCL," Dr. Mpango said. He insisted: "In order to increase the effectiveness of the Institute to provide pilot training, in June 2023, the Government has enabled NIT to enter into a contract with United States' Textron Aviation Inc for the purchasing of another aircraft with two engines type Beechcraft Baron G58. The plane is expected to arrive in the country in the third quarter of the 2024/2025 financial year".