Seven aviation companies seek to renew air service licenses

Seven air operating organizations have sought to renew their air service licenses with the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.

The seven companies Grand Air Services, Kampala Executive Aviation, DHL Aviation Limited, Transafrik Uganda Limited, Mission Aviation Fellowship, AIM Air and Eagle Air Limited have been operating in the country for a while.

The move to seek renewal of their licenses is part of the regulatory requirements for any air operator who intends to continue operating in a given area, as per the International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines.

An air operating license lapses ever after eighteen months.

The move seeks to ensure that all operators in the aviation industry are properly certificated and authorized in accordance with international standards and recommended practices.

The process involves the different airline companies defend their applications to renew licenses in a public fora, engaging a committee set up by the Governing body the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has set March 5th this year as date for hearing as the seven companies defend their quest to renew air service licenses.

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