Capt Mukula advises on creating sustainable aviation industry

Uganda Aviation School students at the graduation ceremony held at Hotel Protea Kampala in 2O18

By Isaac Tayebwa,


The aviation industry is world wide in turmoil in the post-Covid-19 pandemic and a plan for developing countries in airspace is urgently needed to re-establish the sector as the COVID-19 reality dawns.

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Experts from as across the world have come out with different suggestions on what should be dond in the short and long-term to forge a path to aviation recovery

Ugandan flight Captain, Mike Mukula has advised government to create a frameworks that allows the investing in building a sustainable aviation industry and to mitigate impacts of unemployment among the youths aviators.

Capt Mike Mukula, founder Uganda Aviation Academy

Capt Mike Mukula the founder of the Uganda Aviation Academy says Uganda being a land locked country still needs alot of aviation experts to boost the aviation industry as it’s being done in Kenya and Ethiopia.

He suggests for establishment of more aviation schools to train aviators, information sharing on air travels, airspace monitoring and data management among others.

The aviation industry supports almost 63million jobs globally and generates $664bn of global GDP per year.

This according to Mukula will enable the youths have access to jobs of international standards as well as growing country’s economy through international trade.

He says that through his Aviation Academy together with other professional aviators like Captain Francis Babu, Uganda has produced professional experts in the industry but still called for more aviation training centres.

“We have entered partnerships with the International Civil Aviation Authority, International Air travellers Association – IATA in Canada which compound the aviation industry in this country such as cabin crew, flight operations, flight safety, aviation security, cargo handling among others,” said Mukula.

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