Civil aviation’s centre to construct new campus

By Guardian Correspondent , The Guardian
Published at 06:00 AM Jul 10 2024

Architectural design of the proposed CATC campus
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Architectural design of the proposed CATC campus

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA)’s Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) is set to spend over 78bn/- for the construction of its campus which will be built in Dar es Salaam.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam during the ongoing 48th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) organised by Tan Trade, CATC Principal Public Relations and Marketing In charge, Ally Changwila said that the government has already disabused 5bn/- in last financial year that were used on feasibility study so as to take off the project.

“In this financial year, the government has allocated 23bn/- to be spent on this project this financial year 2024/25, that will cost over 78bn/- until its completion at an 18 hectors of land located in Dar es Salaam adjacent to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA),” he said.

Changwila who is also TCAA’s Principal Public Relations Officer said that the construction project will take three years into completion.

“At CATC, we aim at producing competent personnel to foster the development of the dynamic and fast-growing aviation industry. Due to high demand of aviation professional, we encourage the qualified students to join CATC and nurture their dreams to work for the industry,” he said.

He added: “Our courses are nationally and internationally recognized and could make students studying here can work anywhere in the world.”

On her part, CATC Chief Instructor Thamarat Abeid said that the Civil Aviation Training Centre has received certification, accreditation or corporate membership from different institutions and hence making the college nationally and internationally accepted in offering aviation training programs of high quality and standards.

“We have accreditation from ISO 9001: 2015 Certified, Full member of ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Gold, Montreal, Canada, Registered with National Council for Technical Education (NACTVET )- Tanzania, Approved Training Organization by Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, African Training Organization (ATO) Council Member, Corporate member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), London, ICAO, Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC),” she said.

Abeid noted: “Due to our quality training programmes, we have recently received students from Botswana who were here studying air trafficking management course and we have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guinean Conakry Authority of Civil Aviation so as to bring their students at CATC.”

She went further to say that CATC which established as training arm of the TCAA on 10th June 1985 is now one of the best Civil Aviation Training Institute in the world.

“Due to the quality of the training that we provide, we are now ranked 9 in Africa and 35 in the world as the Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC),” she said.