Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
|Edward Mike Ndawula
The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda (CAA) is the government agency responsible for licensing, monitoring, and regulating civil aviation matters. It is administered by the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport.
The authority's head offices are at Entebbe International Airport, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, south of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of the CAA headquarters are 0°02'23.0"N, 32°26'53.0"E (Latitude:0.039722; Longitude:32.448056).
The agency was created by an Act of Parliament in 1994 as a state agency of the Ministry of Transport, Housing and Communication. As of October 2016, it was under the Ministry of Works and Transport.
The mandate of the CAA is to coordinate and oversee Uganda's aviation industry, including licensing, regulation, air search and rescue, air traffic control, ownership of airports and aerodromes, and Ugandan and international aviation law. It also represents Uganda in an international capacity within the aviation community and in all other aviation matters. As of October 2016, the CAA managed Entebbe International Airport and 13 other airports.
Organization and operations
As of October 2016[update], the CAA works with an administrative and operational structure of six directorates:
- Directorate of Airports and Aviation Security
- Directorate of Air Navigation Services
- Directorate of Safety, Security & Economic Regulation
- Directorate of Finance
- Directorate of Human Resources & Administration
- Directorate of Corporate Affairs
In January 2015, Minister of Works and Transport Abraham Byandala unveiled a 20-year plan to increase international airports from one to five andregional airports from two to three; and improve six existing local airports. The plan also calls for the improvement of Entebbe International Airport at a cost of US$200 million. Another $200 million will be needed to complete the upgrades to the other airports.
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