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Entebbe airport set for major improvements 

Ambassador Park Jong Dae (L) and CAA MD Dr. Rama Makuza Exchanging ideas at the unveiling ceremony

Entebbe International Airport is set to undergo major improvements that will see its old analogue and manual operations improved and replaced with digital and automated systems. The move is, supported through a grant of US9.5m from the government of South Korea, and it is hoped will greatly improve the efficiency …

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In-flight Medical Emergencies

AIRBORNE: Passengers inside an aircraft

We are now living in a global village and crossing boarders is not a mystery anymore. This means that many people are flying to different destinations than ever before and different airlines are transporting millions of passengers across the world. With such a number of passengers taking to the skies, …

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10 days to acquire a passport

The Ugandan passport

It is common knowledge that in order to travel internationally, a person needs a passport. But while in many developed countries, it is essential for a person to acquire a passport while young, in most African countries such as Uganda, it is a different story. For a long time, most …

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Only a Regional airline is viable in our EAC

Uganda belongs to a league of five nations that make the East African Community. According to former East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Juma Mwapachu, is the oldest regional economic organisation in the world’. Historically, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have enjoyed a long history of co-operation. So much so that …

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Another Asian plan goes missing with 162 on board

A plane that was flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday morning, thought to be in southern Indian Ocean, has never been located. MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July, killing all 298 on board. Indonesia’s neighbouring island of Malaysia has been experiencing heavy …

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Another passenger aircraft goes missing

The wreck of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers on Thursday has been found in Mali, operated by Algeria’s national airline Air Algerie, had crashed about 50km (30 miles) from the Burkina Faso border. Air traffic controllers lost contact …

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After MH370 disaster, CAA boost search and rescue efforts

Following the disappearance of the Malaysian MH370 airliner with 239 passengers on board and futile Search And Rescue (SAR) operations so far, David Amoni, urged participants in the airline industry to join hands and an sign a Memorandum of Understanding  to define the respective roles of various stakeholders including, CAA …

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