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CAA says Mukula’s campaign helicopter ‘not air worthy’

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has told parliament’s committee on commissions, state agencies and statutory enterprises  that the aircraft that was used by the NRM campaign task force, flown by Capt. Mike Mukula, was not up to standard and posed a threat to Ugandans. The Director Technical services and Compliance …

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Thousands stranded as third Nigerian airline grounded

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Thousands of passengers across Africa have been left stranded after Nigeria’s largest airline said Tuesday it had suspended operations and might remain grounded for several days. Arik Air attributed the “temporary disruption” to “pending approval of aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal… a challenge due …

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Airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flights

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Saturday that it has joined other airlines in banning the inflight use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of exploding batteries in some units. “The powering up and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones is prohibited …

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VIDEO: Civil Aviation Authority denies Mukula allegations

VIDEO: The Civil Aviation Authority has refuted claims by Captain Mike Mukula that the institution’s top management has frustrated efforts of potential Ugandans to venture into the air business. Engineer John Kagoro, the director of Airports and security says Mukula’s remarks were out of frustration and that Civil Aviation Authority as …

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Pilots charged for drinking before flight

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Two American pilots were charged on Monday with being under the influence of alcohol at a Scottish airport as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States. Paul Brady Grebenc, 35, and Carlos Roberto Licona, 45, were released on bail and …

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5th AFRAA Aviation Stakeholders Convention kicks off in Kigali

The long awaited 5th African Airlines Association Stakeholders Convention was launched Saturday night at the Kigali Serena Hotel  and Conference Centre with an informal get together cocktail party, allowing old friends from across the continent’s aviation and related businesses to meet and share updates from their lives and from their …

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