Tanzania Auric Air to Acquire First Dash 8-100 For STOL route

The Tanzanian private carrier Auric Air is excited to announce the news of acquiring a new De Havilland Dash 8-100 aircraft. The addition of the new Dash 8-100 aircraft has increased the size of the private carrier to 16 aircraft, increasing further maximum seating capacity.

The airlines announced the news of the new purchase on its social handles on 12th April 2021.

The acquisition of the new aircraft is expected to boost the capacity and delivery capabilities of the airlines. The Dash 8-100 aircraft are known as high-performing and versatile aircraft in the aviation market; this will potentially increase the network of the private carrier in even regions with short take-off and landing runways.

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About Dash 8-100

The Canadian aircraft manufacturer company, De Havilland, has always been known for the adaptability and dependability of aircraft’s variants on its over 75-years of service. The Dash 8-100 variant from the De Havilland family is a capable and powerful twin-engined aircraft that is able to carry up to 37 passengers. 

With the strengths of speed and high-level comfort, the Dash 8-100 variants are equipped with 3D vision avionics to improve flight safety. The smaller cost-efficient aircraft can fly in any kind of weather and even can operate in short gravel runways.

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The Dash 8-100 model can fly up to a maximum altitude of 25,00 feet and can carry a cargo load up to 3,630 kg. The small-bodied aircraft needs a minimum length of 2,500 ft and minimum width of 50 ft runways for safe landing and take-off.  With a fuel capacity approx 3,160 liters, the aircraft can cover a distance of 1,125 miles in a single flight. 

Auric Air

The Tanzanian ideal corporate and safari airlines with a wide network of domestic scheduled services were established in 2001. With its bases at Mwanza Airport- Mwanza, Julius Nyerere International Airport- Dar-es-salaam, and Arusha Airport, Auric Airlines provides service flights to some of the most remote and otherwise inaccessible travel destinations in Tanzania. Operating with mostly small aircraft in its fleet, the airline has made travel destinations that were considered impossible to travel by air a normal joy ride.

The airline’s current fleet consists of Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft with two of the C208B-4 variants and 11 of the C208B EX- 11 variants.  These small-bodied aircraft are the airlines’ perfect choices that emphasize air travel in remote and rural regions. 

Strict Regulations and Maintenance – Auric Air

The airlines undergo strict tri-annual safety and operational practices conducted by professional audit firms to keep up with the standard and recommended practices.

Auric’s aircraft are maintained by the Wilson Airport-based HAWK Aviation Limited and are approved by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. Also, the engineers in charge of aircraft maintenance have attended the aircraft type-approved courses and a considerable amount of practical knowledge to handle their maintenance.

The airlines operates under the Air Operator Certificates provided by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority carries out a detailed annual audit of the private carrier’s operations and related documents. As the Auric airlines mostly focuses on the service to the remote areas, the Tanzanian authority also carries out the ramp spot-checks of the airlines. Besides the Tanzanian authority, Auric’s flight operation departments are annually audited by Hart Aviation, Australia, and Flight Safety Foundation’s BARS Program.   

The Tanzanian airline’s strict regulations and maintenance procedures ensure safe operating practices in its services, making it an excellent corporate charter service provider.

Multi-Award Winning Carrier – Auric Air

The Tanzanian airlines has secured its name as one of the best corporate and safari airlines with the numerous awards it has accumulated throughout the years of its service.

Auric Airlines received the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ at the Zanzibar Tourism Awards in 2019, held in Sea Cliff Resort and Spa in December. The private carrier also won four TANAPA Tourism Awards, second prizes in the ‘Best Airline Operator’ category for both Northern and Southern circuits on 19th June 2019. Following the two TANAPA Tourism Awards, in the ‘Best Airline Operator’ category for special flight operations in Northern National Parks and Southern National Parks on the same day for the fiscal year 2017/2018.

Similarly, Auric Air has assembled four of ‘Tanzania’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier awards at the World Travel Awards simultaneously in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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