Country Profile

United Republic of Tanzania
(Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
09 December 1961
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
31 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
30 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Tanzania History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Tanzania
wikipedia: Tanzania
wikipedia: History of Tanzania


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Tanzania.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Tanzania/Tanganyika used the registration sequence VR-TAA to VR-RZZ, 1929-1964, while aircraft in Zanzibar used the sequence VP-ZAA to VP-ZZZ over the same period. Upon independence the sequence 5H-xxx was adopted.

All-time Zanzibar – civil aircraft register (VP-Zaa).
All-time Tanzania – civil aircraft register (VR-Taa 5H-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Tanzanian People’s Defence Force – Air Wing)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)
Environment Aviation (Ministry of Natural Resources & Tourism)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – Whirlwind Medical Rescue operates an EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Tanazania Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Tanzania

wikipedia: Airlines of Tanzania
The World’s Airlines: Tanzania

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Tanzania

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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