Aviation: Uganda’s SKA Air secures AOC for cargo Operations

SKA Air (Entebbe/Kampala) secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) during a star-studded ceremony at Entebbe International Airport late last week. Although no official launch plans have yet been divulged, the cargo operator has a single B727-200(F) on its books which, presumably, it will use for regional Central and East African operations. The event […]

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Africa: Ugandan Aviation school to sue Civil Aviation $1.5m for lack of AOC

The Board Chairman of Uganda Aviation School Capt. George Mike Mukula, has expressed his disappointment in Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] for allegedly blocking investment in the sector. Private investment in the Aviation Sector in Uganda is failing to pick up because of the inadequacies and complacency culture that have riddled the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at all levels, Mukula said […]

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Africa: Aviation regulation in Nigeria: The chequered history

By Chris Aligbe Civil Aviation regulation in Nigeria became the function of the National Government in the immediate post-colonial period. Nigeria had bought over the equities of Elder Dempstar and other stakeholders in West African Airways Corporation – WAAC following the withdrawal of Ghana in 1958 after independence; it became imperative that the new nation put in place a regulatory […]

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Africa: Economic crunch bites as flights to Angola are stopped by LAM Mozambique

Mozambique’s state-owned airline LAM Mozambique announced it will suspend flights to the Angolan capital Luanda from July 1, blaming financial and operational difficulties as the government struggles with a debt crisis that is crippling the economy. The announcement comes amidst the restructuring process of the company, its product and its route network. The Mozambican Government last year recommended to LAM’s […]

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Africa: Uganda may get New National Airline

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome Uganda President Museveni, when addressing the first cabinet meeting of his new government, reportedly told them that “because our brothers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa let us down,” the formation of a national airline was now a priority. When the former Uganda Airlines was finally dissolved it was because the carrier was broke […]

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African Aviation: Aviation Security Should Be Part of the National Security Infrastructure- Olowo

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President/Chief Executive of Sabre Network West Africa and current President of the Aviation Round Table, Gbenga Olowo is of the opinion that aviation security should become part of the national security infrastructure. He also spoke on other contentious issues in the sector. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Looking at the controversy that trailed the last concession that was done in […]

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Without good corporate governance, national carrier would fail on arrival –Demuren

Former Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren speaks on the country’s aviation sector. Sir, what is your view about the nation’s aviation policy? When you talk of Nigerian aviation policy, I believe the first one was done in 1989 and I can see many faces here, who took part in the formulation of the policy then. […]

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South Africa grounds S.A. express over safety concerns

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has suspended SA Express’ Air Operator Certificate‚ with immediate effect‚ due to concerns over serious safety hazards that pose a risk to the crew‚ passengers‚ and the public. “It is critical to note that this suspension is precautionary and taken in the interest of safety and preventing incidents that can be catastrophic‚” the aviation […]

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Political Interference, Greatest Threat to Air Safety-Demuren

Former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren posits that to guaranty the safety of flight operations, the NCAA must be autonomous to enforce regulations without fear or favour. He spoke to journalists at a breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table. Chinedu Eze presents the excerpts: Share our story:

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