Waziri wa Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia, Mhe. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (kushoto) akiongozana na Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Huduma na Maendeleo ya Jamii Mhe. Peter Serukamba (katika) alipotembelea na kukagua Miradi ya Maendeleo katika Chuo cha Ufundi Arusha (ATC). Kulia ni Kaimu Mkuu wa Chuo cha Ufundi Arusha, Dkt. Musa N. Chacha
Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Huduma na Maendeleo ya Jamii Mhe. Peter Serukamba (aliyekaa katikati) akiwa kwenye picha ya pamoja na Mawaziri wanaosimamia Elimu, wajumbe wa Kamati anayoisimamia, Menejinenti na Watumishi Chuo cha Ufundi Arusha (ATC) wakati walipotembelea kukagua miradi ya elimu inayotekelezwa
Student Practical Work on Plumbing
Automotive Engineering Students in Practical Session
The Acting Rector of Arusha Technical College, Dr. Musa N. Chacha (Center) gives his opening remarks during the the ATC Workers' Council Annual meeting held on 21st February, 2020 at ATC Board Room. Others in the photo are Dr. Erick V. Mgaya (left), the Deputy Rector, Administration, Finance and Planning and Mr. Idd Chodas (right), the secretary to the Council.
Modern Machine for Practical Training at Mechanical Engineering workshop.
Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. William Ole Nasha (MP) (left) together with Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E Elisabeth Jacobsen (Center) during the inauguration of Kikuletwa Renewable Energy and Research Center held on 17th January, 2020. Other in the photo is the Hai District Commissioner, Hon. Lengai ole Sabaya.

 HELICOPTER PROJECT

Air transport is still a challenge in most developing countries all over the world and not only Africa or Tanzania.

It is obvious that amongst the things that our government is strongly working on is air transport.

The helicopter is one of major air transport vessel intended to perform special tasks which are very difficult to achieve with ordinary fixed wing airplanes. For example;

        Rescue.

        Firefighting

        Medical evacuation(MEDIVAC)

        Surveillance, anti-poaching e.t.c

        Short domestic trips especially in areas difficult to reach due to poor infrastructures and bad weather conditions.

 

This is because this machine has a capability of landing on many areas without a need for the airport, airstrip and ability to hover.

The idea of affordable helicopter was conceived by two Arusha Technical College (ATC) staff namely Engineer Abdi Mjema and Adisai Msongole in October 2015 who designed a two seater helicopter by then. Work on affordable helicopter started in January 2016. The affordable helicopter was chosen over fixed wing aircraft due to limitations of runways and advantages that a helicopter posses over a fixed wing aircraft.  The two researchers have two things in mind when researching on an affordable helicopter. The first aim is to come up with a least expensive helicopter in the world (without compromising reliability) and second, to introduce a safety feature not in the current helicopters. The least expensive helicopter aims at enabling ordinary people to use helicopter as a necessity in air transport instead of a luxury mode of transport. Uses could be in areas of air transport, ant poaching, pilot training, military missions, agriculture, rescue missions and other areas that require this type of aircraft.

In terms of enhancing safety, it is clear that existing helicopters have safety features but Arusha Technical College’s affordable helicopter research aims at introducing a new safety feature that is non-existent in current helicopters.