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Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL)

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    Risk taker Member

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    26th June 2010


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    Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL)




    Celtic Capital Air Corporation, which has been leasing aircraft to troubled Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), has said it will seek an end to the arrangement unless the government takes “serious remedial measures”.

    It has specifically mentioned the need to support the national flag carrier with massive injections of capital and a competent management team.

    Fabian Bachrach, managing director the US-based firm, told The Guardian in an exclusive interview in Dar es Salaam yesterday that he saw no possibility of the cash-strapped ATCL surviving “without a really substantial shot in the arm from the government”.
    “Alongside capital, the government should also think of helping the company with a more serious, competent and committed management team,” he said.

    “Since our lease agreement with them came into force, we have noticed clear problems with the airline’s business and we believe that it will take a lot of effort to keep it afloat”.
    “The company has huge debts which cannot be easily paid. What’s worse is that the debt burden keeps piling up as time goes by,” he added.

    According to Bachrach, ATCL currently is over USD 20 million in debt, a burden he said logically meant that the only way to save the company from total collapse was for the government to intervene with a bailout package that might include internal restructuring.

    “My estimation is that there could be other hefty amounts of money the airline owes to various institutions without knowing that it does,” he pointed out.
    The CCAC executive said earlier this year they were “promised and given assurances” that there would be visible progress because the government was apparently working to resolve all the problems the airline faced.

    He explained that they leased one Boeing 737 to ATCL in January this year, but the airline has since defaulted on the settling of the costs stipulated in their contract.
    “There has been a notoriously chronic breakdown of communications between our two parties, which we are forced to believe is a result of problems with leadership on the part of ATCL,” added a distraught Bachrach.

    He said government officials he would not be drawn into naming have promised to help the airline make the B737’s aircraft operations successful, adding: “I personally am that optimistic, as the passenger load is notoriously low and the debt burden continues to accumulate.”
    He said although the government has promised that ATCL would be supported into running more efficiently, “facts on the ground tell a different story because the airline’s leased jumbo jet involved in a runway accident in Mwanza earlier this year had only 37 passengers on board when it has a capacity for over 100”.

    He noted that after the accident, his company was supposed to be paid insurance but it ended up getting a paltry amount “the explanation being that ATCL was not honouring its insurance cover obligations”.
    He claimed that the government had also not honoured its obligations as stipulated under the guarantee as a condition for the lease agreement to be signed.
    ATCL, which has experienced a series of crippling problems since its short-lived marriage with “strategic investor” South African Airline (SAA) collapsed in 2006, signed the 18-month contract with the US-based firm on January 2, this year.

    The agreement came into force only days after the government rescued the airline from financial doldrums with the disbursement of a second bailout package to the tune of 4.5bn/-.
    Meanwhile, Members of Parliament recently asked the government to give detailed explanation of the plans it had on the beleaguered national flag carrier after the failure of several previous attempts to breathe life into it.

    The MPs said the company had operated at a loss for a long time and the nation had every right to know what the government had in mind.




    SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN




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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    The key here is "more serious and compentent management team. Hatuwezi kuipata timu hiyo kama tunapeana kazi kishkaji kishkaji tu.
     
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    they should just sell it and change the whole management system in think that's the best solution. i went there the other day and they told me they don't have any flights till the 1st of July. How can people trust them if that's the service offered??
     
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    Our members of parliament should put to task Shukuru Kaambwa who has been lying to them big time about the measures the govt. is undertaking to salvage ATCL!! How the hell do you expect an institution to function without any sense of credible leadership? Shirika halina Board of directors wala CEO!!! I pity my country kwani kila mwisho wa mwezi hazina lazima itoe ruzuku ya mamilioni kulipa mishahara ya watu wanaolala nyumbani day in day out.
     
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    By the way hili shirika lipo bado. lipo ICU au Mortuary?
     
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    Lini hiyo tutakuwa serious? Baada ya uchaguzi mkuu?
     
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    ramson34 Senior Member

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    hii nchi imeshapoteza network,kama RTCs zilikufa kipindi ambacho kulikuwa hakuna ushindani kabisa (monopoly) hiyo ATC itaweka katika ushindani huu?mashirika yote ya selikari hayawezi kuhimili kabisa ushindani..hata NIC na GENERAL TYRE vyote viko hoi bin taaban..hii ndiyo tanzania bwana...
     
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    mnawaimbia wimbo ule ule mnafikiri watacheza!
     
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    Hili shirika linaendeshwa kisiasa na wala sio kibiashara, na kwa hali hio kufa au kupoteza mwelekeo ni lazima. Serikali ibadilishe hio mifumo... Biashara ukiwaka siasa blaaaablaaaa blaaa, nothing will move.
     
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    Nyerere alisema hivi "Ili tuendelee tunahitaji ardhi, watu na siasa safi" watu na ardhi tunazo tele.... siasa sasa mamaaa!
     
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    Tatizo la ATCL ni 1. poor governemnt strategy to manage the company, PERIOD.
     
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    Kisoda2 JF-Expert Member

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    Hapa big solution ni kulivunjila mbali,walipe chao waliopo hicho kidogo walicho kipata baada ya kulipa madeni kwanza.
    Kisha shirika lianze upya kuwepo na CEO wa kuajiriwa na si wakuteuliwa ili awajibike kwa shirika na si kama ilivyo sasa.Then huyu apange team yenye tija na uwajibikaji kwa shirika.
    Waajiriwe watu wapya kabisaaaaaaa nasikuwarudisha waliokufa kwa kisingizio wanauzoefu wa kuua mashirika.
    Mwisho ukuvurunda adhabu kali ikiwepo kufungwa mvua nyingi na kufilisiwa ikibidi.
     
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    Always Time Cancellation Limited ni matatizo matupu, hata nipewe bure siichukui, Si mmesikia kuwa wamebambikwa li-ndege libovu na jamaa kaingia mitini?? ni lile liliko mwanza lilitaka kwenda kutua ziwani.

    Lipo hadi leo na mdau aliewakodisha ATCL kaingia mitini na Insuarnce ya nchini kwake imeshamlipa...maskini wee, askari wapo kila siku eti wanailinda...uuppuuuuuzi mtupu. Nitawatafutia story yenyewe then ntairusha hapa hapa kitaani.
     
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    ATCL iliuwawa na akina Mramba. Walichukua uzoefu, njia na vitu vingi vya maana na kuhamishia Precision Air. Hawa mafisadi wanahisa kubwa pale Precision. Hivyo mgongano wa maslahi ulipomfikia jamaa akaona bora aimarishe Precision kuliko ATCL.

    ATCL imejifia kinachoonekana ni kupoteza pesa za walipa kodi. Ili ATCL irudi inatakiwa heavy investment na new thinking na sio hao waliopo. ATCL need a rebirth to continue.
     
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    Lutala JF-Expert Member

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    Mawazo ya Mustapha Nyang'anyi yafanyiwe kazi. Alisema kuwa serikali inaua shirika hilo. Hiyo mijambazi serikali imehujumu ATCL na kuja na Community Airways. So sad
     
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    Angalia posti yangu ya nane!
     
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    A US firm, Celtic Capital Air Corporation has threatened to sue Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) for breach of contract covering the lease of a Boeing 737 aircraft.

    Celtic Capital Air Corporation Managing Director Fabian Bachrach told The Guardian in an exclusive interview that ATCL was dilly-dallying on the replacement of the B737 and the government had also not guaranteed as expected.
    He claimed this constituted breach of the terms of the contract, and could result in serious consequences for the ATCL and the government in general.

    "We signed an 18-month contract to work with ATCL until July 2011, but some of the terms in the contract seem to be breached by ATCL," Bachrach said, adding that the contract commenced on January 2 this year between his company and ATCL management.

    Bachrach said apart from ATCL ignoring to take the aircraft, it had not paid its debts.
    "ATCL seems to have decided not to replace the B737, they ran off the runway in Mwanza and they are also not paying their debts," Bachrach claimed.

    "The government has also not paid the guarantee they gave us. There will be serious consequences soon," he said without giving details of the consequences.

    Recently, the Celtic Capital Air Corporation, which leased the aircraft to the troubled ATCL threatened it would seek an end to the arrangement unless the government took "serious remedial measures".

    It specifically mentioned the need to support the national flag carrier with massive capital injections and a competent management team.

    Bachrach said he saw no possibility of the cash-strapped ATCL surviving "without a really substantial shot in the arm from the government".

    "Besides injecting capital, the government should also think of helping the company with a more serious, competent and committed management team," he said.

    "Since our lease agreement with them came into force, we have noticed clear problems and we believe that it will take a lot of effort to keep it afloat".
    "The company has huge debts, which cannot be easily paid. Worse still the debt burden keeps piling up as time goes by," he added.

    According to Bachrach, ATCL currently is over US$20 million in debt; a burden he said logically meant that the only way to save the company from total collapse was for the government to intervene with a bailout package that might include internal restructuring.

    On March this year, Air Tanzania Boeing 737-200 crashed as it was landing at Mwanza airport. The aircraft with registration number 5H-MVZ flying to Mwanza from Dar es Salaam, veered off the runway and got stuck in the middle of the landing strip after experiencing engine failure.

    Efforts to get a comment from the Minister for Transport Engineer Omari Nundu, Permanent Secretary Omari Chambo, and ATCL Managing Director William Haji failed.

    But recently Minister Nundu officiating at the climax of the Civil Aviation in Dar es Salaam said the government would no longer pump subsidy into the airline.
    He said instead the government was keen on getting competent investors to ensure smooth operation of the aviation industry.



    SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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    Mdondoaji JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna wazee waliwahi kuniambia kipindi fulani vigogo wa ATCL walianza kuputika kama majani inasemekana waliona shirika haliendeshwi tena kwa maslahi ya taifa bali linaaandaliwa kufa ili kuipisha Precision Air na kampuni nyengine za private zipate soko. Ndio Tanzania yetu hiyo uzalendo daima.
     
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