Commercial air transport operations regulations for United Republic of Tanzania

Commercial Air Transport Operations Regulations By Foreign Air Operator In And Out Of United Republic Of Tanzania

General Requirments 

A foreign air operator shall not operate an aircraft in and out of the United Republic of Tanzania in commercial air transport operations contrary to the requirements of:- 

  1. these Regulations; 
  2. the Civil Aviation (Instruments and Equipment) Regulations, 2006, the Civil Aviation (Operation of Aircraft) Regulations, 2006, and the Civil Aviation (Airworthiness) Regulations, 2006, as applicable; 
  3. standards contained in Part I or III of ICAO Annex 6, as applicable; and 
  4. any other requirements which the Authority may specify. Authority to inspect 

A foreign air operator shall not, while in the United Republic of Tanzania, hinder or obstruct any person authorised by the Authority from boarding a foreign registered aircraft operated for commercial air transport at any time without prior notice to inspect the documents and manuals required by these Regulations. Operations specifications 

A foreign air operator shall conduct its operations in accordance with operations specifications or equivalent document issued by the State of Operator and acceptable to the Authority. Certificate of airworthiness and Certificate of registration 

A foreign air operator may operate an aircraft in and out of The United Republic of Tanzania- 

  1. if that aircraft has a valid certificate of airworthiness and certificate of registration issued or validated by the State of Registry and displays the nationality and registration markings of that State; 
  2. in accordance with the limitations on maximum certificated take-off mass prescribed for that aircraft and that operation by the State of Design. Air traffic rules and procedures

A pilot in command of a foreign registered aircraft shall comply with the rules of the air and air traffic control specified in the Civil Aviation (Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control) Regulations, 2006. A foreign air operator shall establish procedures to ensure that each of its pilots complies with the requirements of sub-regulation and shall check the ability of each of the pilots to operate safely according to applicable rules and procedures.


A foreign air operator shall use an aircraft technical logbook containing the following information for each aircraft- 

  1. (a) information about each flight necessary to ensure continued flight safety; 
  2. (b) the current certificate of release to service or an equivalent document; 
  3. (c) the current maintenance statement giving the aircraft maintenance status of what next scheduled and out of phase maintenance is due unless the Authority agrees to the maintenance statement being kept elsewhere; 
  4. (d) all outstanding deferred defects that affect the operation of the aircraft; and 
  5. (e) any necessary guidance instructions on maintenance support arrangement.  

A foreign air operator shall maintain a journey logbook containing information on each flight, which includes- 

  1. (a) aircraft nationality and registration marks; 
  2. (b) date of the flight; 
  3. (c) name(s) of crew members; 
  4. (d) duty assignments of crew members; 
  5. (e) place of departure; 
  6. (f) place of arrival; 
  7. (g) time of departure; 
  8. (h) time of arrival; 
  9. (i) duration of the flight; 
  10. (j) purpose of flight; 
  11. (k) incidents, and observations, if any; and 
  12. (l) signature of the pilot in command. 

The Authority may waive the requirement of sub-regulation if the relevant information is available in the aircraft technical log referred to in Regulation 9. A foreign air operator shall ensure that all entries in the journey log are made concurrently and are permanent in nature. 

A foreign air operator shall ensure that the following manuals are on board the aircraft on each flight the current- 

  1. (a) parts of the Operations Manual relevant to the duties of the crew; 
  2. (b) parts of the Operations Manual which are required for the conduct of a flight which shall be easily accessible to the crew; and 
  3. (c) approved Aircraft Flight Manual, Rotorcraft Flight Manual, or an Aircraft Operating Manual.  

A foreign air operator shall ensure that the following documents are carried on each flight- 

  1. (a) the aircraft certificate of registration; 
  2. (b)the aircraft certificate of airworthiness; 
  3. (c) the appropriate licences for each member of the crew; 
  4. (d) the aircraft journey or technical logbook; 
  5. (e) the aircraft radio station licence; 
  6. (f) in the case of a passenger-carrying aircraft, a list of the names of the passengers and places of embarkation and destination; 
  7. (g) in the case of a cargo aircraft, manifest and detailed declarations of the cargo; 
  8. (h) loadsheet; 
  9. (i) copy of AOC and attachments; 
  10. (j) insurance certificate; 
  11. (k) certificate of release to service (CRS) or equivalent document; 
  12. (l) operational flight plan; 
  13. (m)pre-flight information bulletin; 
  14. (n) current maps and charts for the area of operation; 
  15. (o) copy of applicable operations specifications; and 
  16. (p) notification of special loads including dangerous goods; and 
  17. (q) noise certification where applicable. 


The Authority may specify other documents and information to be carried on board in addition to those referred to in sub-regulation. A pilot in command of an aircraft operated by a foreign air operator shall, when requested to do so by an authorised person, produce to that person the documentation, manuals and records required to be carried onboard an aircraft. Following an aircraft accident or incident, or when the Authority so directs, a foreign air operator shall preserve the originally recorded data for a period of sixty days unless otherwise directed by the investigating authority. The recorded data under sub-regulation shall be produced when the Authority or investigating authority so requires. 

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Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority


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