In a bid to boost flight training and operations in Uganda, Uganda Aviation School (UAS) has jetted in seven new aircrafts.
The first lot of Aircrafts arrived on Monday at Entebbe Airport en route to Soroti Airport where Cadet Pilots will be trained by some of the best Instructors and Equipment in East Africa.
Uganda Aviation School is the first Private Aviation School in Uganda that provides training leading to career in piloting, cabin crew training, customer care management services and other courses aligned towards tourism and hospitality industry.
The highly sophisticated aircrafts are estimated to have cost the School about Shs3.500bn.
The school now boosts of more than ten aircrafts that include, Cessna 172, twin engines and Cessna 150.
Flight Captain Hon Mike Mukula, the School Director confirmed the presence of the new aircrafts and said that another lot of aircrafts whose engines are still be fixed will be jetted in late this week.
“We are finalizing arrangements to fly in the remaining new aircrafts and also deregistering and certifying them before trainees can start to utilize them,” Mike Mukula said.
He added that the development will come with long-lasting economic opportunities for Ugandans that range from jobs for jobseekers and piloting skills for the trainees among others.
Mukula also said that apart from the traditional training offered, the School come February will open up new short courses that include cargo and passenger handling, flight dispatch or ground operation courses.
It has emerged that UAS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Soroti Flying School through Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda to use their facilities.
The aviation school that sits at Metropole Building 6th Floor last year saw 34 of its students graduate.
As part of their corporate social responsibility Uganda Aviation School on December 10 last year conducted a Blood Donation Drive at Metropole House.
The event attracted many people who donated blood and also got free HIV testing and counselling.
Among the participants was the Chairman Mukula who donated and also led the Aviation school team in testing for HIV/AIDS. The event was conducted in association with MJAP and Uganda Red-cross Society.