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Aviation Industry In Need Of Private Investors

Stakeholders in the aviation industry are calling on private investors to engage in the construction and upgrade of Kajjansi airfield.  

The airfield is privately operated by Mission Aviation Fellowship, a Christian organization that flies light aircraft to several distant areas across the globe.

 The organization also operates five light aircraft at the airfield, which is also used by the Uganda Police Force Aviation wing and the Kampala Executive aviation.  

The airfield also acts as a parking place for grounded aircraft and a base for commercial air transport activities for people moving within the country. It connects with other airfields including Kabale, Kasese, Mbarara, Soroti and Gulu.  

However, the runway of the airfield remains unpaved despite the airfield’s increasing traffic.

 Byran Lowson, an aeronautical engineer at Kajjansi airfield told Salt Radio that there is a need to upgrade the runway to suit the landing and takeoff off requirements for medium-sized aircraft. 

He says, currently if a medium-sized aircraft lands on the runway, it is bound to be stuck.

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