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Air Service License

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) is mandated to license all air services in the country. This is pursuant to the Civil Aviation Act, CAP 80 (Rev. 2020) and the Civil Aviation (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations, 2006.

2.1 Licensing requirements

Any person looking to apply for a new ASL should fill in and submit the ASL Application Form (PDF). 

Generally, all applicants for air service licenses should meet the following minimum conditions:

1.    The entity should be registered in Tanzania

2.    Business plan

3.    Proof of payment of application fee

4.    Memorandum and Articles of Association (MEMARTS)

5.    Proof of financial capability to undertake the project.

2.2 Licensing procedures

An application for an ASL will require a minimum of 60 days to process. TCAA will only initiate the evaluation process of an application upon receipt of complete submission together with the prescribed fees. An incomplete application may result in a delay in processing and possible rejection.

Once an application is accepted, it undergoes processing, which may include publication in the Tanzania newspapers and a public hearing in accordance with the law. At the conclusion of the licensing process, an applicant is advised of the outcome in writing.