8 companies apply for air transport licenses in Uganda

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At least eight air transport service providers have applied for licenses to start air service operations in Uganda.

The eight operators are pending verification after submitting their applications to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) board.

Of the eight applicants, four are new operators seeking to start flight operations while four others are renewing their licenses to further expand their services and operations in the aviation sector.

While presiding over the public hearing of applications held at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, former Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma said the drill was a mandatory requirement for all air operators.

“I am pleased to chair this process, a regulatory requirement that any air operator intending to commence commercial operations (domestic or international) must meet in order to be eligible to operate. This is a mandatory process for all air operators to apply to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) for the Air Services License (ASL),” he said.

The four new air operator nominees include; Safari Air International (AAA) Limited, Panafric Aviation Limited, DOTT Services Limited and Aberdair Aviation Uganda Limited which requested scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services. Whereas applicants renewing their licenses understand; Uganda Air Cargo Corporation, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, Entebbe Airways, KAFTC dba BAR Aviation.

Captain Mike Mukula, Chairman of Safari Air International Limited, said he felt it necessary to offer Safari Air International to complement other airlines and develop the aviation industry in the country, first and foremost to foster the rapid growth of the airline industry. tourism, among others.

Mukula also noted that the public hearing is an international practice, intended for the purposes of transparency in the airline industry in accordance with ICAO regulations that all airline operators must undergo and once the operator does not is not fit to operate, he is denied the service license.

According to Kavuma, all applicants clarified issues related to their business plan, proposed air routes and equipment to be used, financing and airline sustainability, among others.

For purposes of transparency, ASL bylaws require that notice of all applicants for consideration (new or renewal) be published in the print media 30 days prior to the date of consideration of applications by the Board meeting. Board Air Services Licensing Committee.

You will find below the notice of application with the complete list of candidates with their type of licenses requested;

S/N OPERATOR & ADDRESS TYPE OF SERVICE AIRCRAFT TO BE OPERATED
1. Uganda Air Cargo Company

Box 343

Entebbe

Unplanned

Freight and passenger

(RENEWAL)

L-382G
2. Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

Box 21810

Kampala

Non-scheduled passenger and cargo

(RENEWAL)

C208B

DC3

3. Entebbe Airways

Box 992

Kampala

Unplanned

Passenger charter

(RENEWAL)

A320
4. KAFTC dba BAR Aviation

Gate 3, Kajjansi Airfield

Box 27210

Uganda

Planned and

Unplanned

international passenger

(RENEWAL)

Beech 1900D, C208, C172, C206, Bell 412, PC-12, Challenger 604
5. Safari Air International (AAA) Limited

Box 10101

Kampala

Planned and

Non-scheduled domestic flights, passengers and cargo

(NEW)

C421C,

baron 58,

Fuji FA 200

6. Panafric Aviation Limited

Lot 6, avenue des Acacias

Kampala

Unplanned

Passenger

(NEW)

PA 34 220T
7. Limited DOTT services

Box 20005

Kampala

Private unscheduled

(NEW)

CE510
8. Aberdair Aviation Uganda Limited

Box 35328

Kampala

Non-scheduled passenger

(NEW)

Helicopter DHC8-300, EMB-110, AS350
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