Agricultural Ministry officials led by the Minister, Vincent Ssempijja and his junior minister in charge of agriculture, Henry Aggrey Bagiire received the equipment at Soroti Flying School grounds on Friday afternoon.
The runway at the aviation school ripping off as Civil Aviation Authority seeks for 28 billion shillings to repair it. Its legal status in Uganda is yet to be resolved and therefore it lacks vote in budget.
Information obtained by URN from the East African Civil Aviation Academy shows that the Certificate of Airworthiness expired on October 28, 2013. A certificate of airworthiness is renewable after every 12 months.
Two propellers were discovered to have fresh cracks last week, while the portion of the third planesâ€™ propeller broke off while the instructor and students were flying thereafter. This happens barely a month after the propellers were taken to Nairobi for routine maintenance.
Some of the books in the scarcely stocked library include Dynamical & Physical Meteorology 1957, an introduction to the mechanics of solids 1959, the Air Almanac 1971 January â€“ April, the Air Almanac 1968 January â€“ April, the Air Almanac 1979 July â€“ December.
An audit exercise at the East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti has exposed wrong procurement practises including staff members signing for billions of shillings for goods and services allegedly provided to the institution.
A light aircraft belonging to the East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti crash landed near the runway at the school in Soroti Municipality, just over two weeks a similar incident injured two instructors.
A light aircraft belonging to the East African Civil Aviation Academy, commonly known as Soroti Flying School, has crashed in Gweri Sub County near Soroti town. The two pilots on board however survived unhurt.
The East African Civil Aviation Academy popularly called Soroti flying school is planning to start tracking the thousands of pilots who have graduated from the institution and are scattered across the globe.
Kavuma Kagwa, a former employee of the defunct East African Airways, says the East African Civil Aviation Academy was much sought after during the 1970s because of the unique training it offered to the aviation industry in the region.
The students at the East African Civil Aviation Academy commonly called Soroti Flying school have threatened to stage a strike over what they describe as poor administration, which they say has left them redundant without classes.
More than 80 students at the Soroti based East African Civil Aviation Academy have been going without flight lessons over the past weeks due to a shortage of aviation fuel to run the aircrafts at the institute.