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60 years of growth

Civil Aviation Authority

60 years of growth

CAA stands the test of time

Aviation activity in Uganda was first witnessed in the early  1930s when a flying boat landed at Port Bell on the shores of Lake Victoria, to deliver mail. The mail delivery service had earlier started in neighbouring Kenya in 1929 by Wilson Airways, to facilitate  communication between the colonial centres in the region.

 n 1947 ntebbe was identified as the most suitable location for gandas airport as it provided easy navigation services across the ake ictoria In 1947, Entebbe was identified as the most suitable location for Uganda's airport as it provided easy navigation services across the Lake Victoria

 

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Cargo traffic shoots up at Entebbe

By Jacky Achan

From aviation statistics, as of 1991, Entebbe International Airport was handling 5,200 metric tonnes of cargo per year. But by last year, the airport was handling 55,000 tonnes of cargo annually, which has put pressure on existing infrastructure. Entebbe International Airport is a major international airport. The airport is functioned by airlines from across Africa as well as some major international airlines from the Middle East and Europe.

 rrivals at ntebbe irport he airport is functioned by airlines from across frica as well as some major international airlines Arrivals at Entebbe Airport. The airport is functioned by airlines from across Africa, as well as some major international airlines

 

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Evolution of ticket booking

By Benon Ojiambo

Nothing beats the convenience of booking a flight from the comfort of your home or office. With the advent of online booking, travelling has never been easier. One no longer has to physically walk to a travel agent's office in order to get a ticket, thanks to introduction of online booking in Uganda.

 

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CAA unveils innovations

By Benon Ojiambo

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has unveiled many innovations to enhance efficiency in the aviation industry. Among the innovations and developments is the implementation of the Electronic Terrain Obstacle Data (ETOD), which offers the digital representation of terrain and obstacles provided as datasets satisfying user requirements for a series of airborne and ground application, such as round Proximity Warning Systems (GPWS) and Automatic Weather Observation Systems (AWOS).

 he revamped arrivals lounge at ntebbe nternational irport The revamped arrivals lounge at Entebbe International Airport

 

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Edward Kayiwa

Forgeries edge out local suppliers

The Civil Aviation A u t h o r i t y (CAA) recently echoed concern over rampant forgeries of documents by local suppliers, in a bid to win tenders during the procurement process. According to Godfrey Matovu, the CAA head of procurement, foreign suppliers have continued to dominate the chain of supply, taking 50% of the total supply to the airport in the 2015/16 financial year.

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