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Parliament approves new Aviation Bill


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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament passed the Civil Aviation Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2024 that will bring Uganda’s aviation authority in conformity with the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

This follows the approval of eight amendments under the proposed Bill, which will now be forwarded to the President for assent.

The Bill was passed on Thursday, 01 February 2024 at a sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa.

The new law will give powers to a chief investigator to cause an investigation to be carried out where an aircraft accident or serious incident happens in Uganda or in any contracting state that does not intend to carry out an investigation.

The chief investigator will also lead investigations into an accident or serious incident that occurs in Uganda or outside Uganda involving an aircraft registered in Uganda or an aircraft operated by an operator in Uganda.

“The chief investigator must be a highly qualified person who has been in the airline industry for a long time and we normally screen them and look at their CVs. It may be a retired pilot or an engineer,” said Gen. Katumba Wamala, the Minister for Works and Transport.

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