Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Air Transport Service Charter

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Vision

To promote the safest, most efficient and affordable air transport system in Uganda and beyond

Mission

To maintain the highest standards of safety, security and service in Civil Aviation

Directorate of Safety, Security and Economic Regulation

 

Issue of Private Pilot Licence (PPL), Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Airline Transport Licence (ATPL), Air Traffic Control (ATC),

Student pilot Licence, Ground Instructor, Flight Engineer, Flight Operations Officer

As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) 2/00 30 APR 4 weeks
Renewal of PPL, CPL, ATPL, ATC, Student pilot Licence, Ground Instructor, Flight Engineer, Flight Operations Officer As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 1 week
Testing and endorsement of ELP As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC A4/09 15 JUN 4 weeks
Issue /Renewal of Cabin Crew Member Certificate, IR, Flight Instructor, Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 1 week
Conversion of PPL, CPL, ATPL As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 4 weeks
Dispensation of Validation As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 2 weeks
Initial issue and renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence (AMEL), Authorization for Engineers/TBO/

Escalations/modifications

As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 4 weeks
Endorsement of a rating of an aircraft As per Personnel Licensing Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 3 weeks
Issuance of duplicate documents for

Crew Licence certificate, private registered aircraft certificate, certificate of airworthiness, air operators certificate, air maintenance organization, air service provider, other licenses and approvals

As per applicable of Civil Aviation Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 1 month
Provisional Licence As per Air Services Licensing Regulations

 

USD 250 – 500 plus VAT per annum 2 months
Initial issue and Renewal of Air Service Licence As per Air Services Licensing Regulations USD 250 – 500 plus VAT per annum 4 months
Ad-hoc Flight Clearance Submission of application for permit attaching applicable documents USD10 – 35

 

4 Hours
Approval of Airline schedules As per the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) Free 5 days
Issue/Renewal of Registration of Aircraft or Re-registration As per Registration and Markings Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 1 month
Initial issue/renewal approval of Air Operator Certificate (AOC) As per AOC and Administration Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 10 days (after successful completion of phase 5)

Note:
The statutory period for AOC certification is 90 days.

Issuance of clearance certificate to operate commercially foreign registered aircraft in Uganda As per AOC and Administration Regulations Free 2 weeks
Initial issue/Renewal/Extension approval of Aircraft Maintenance

Organization(AMO)

 

As per AMO and Administration Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 2 weeks (after successful completion of phase 5)

Note:

Statutory period for AMO certification is 90 days.

Approval of Maintenance Schedule/Programme (AMS) per schedule As per AOC and Administration Regulations Free 30 days
Amendment of an approve maintenance schedule (AMS) As per AOC and Administration Regulations Free 2 weeks
Extensions/Variations to the requirements of maintenance schedule for an aircraft As per AOC and Administration Regulations Free 2 weeks
Issue of letter of comfort for lease of aircraft As per AOC & Admin Regulations Free 1 week
Issuing or reissuing of Area Navigation (RNAV), Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM), Minima Navigation Performance (MNPS) certificate, transponder binary/decimal/hexadecimal codes, Radio telephony call sign. As per AOC and Administration Regulations Free 1 week
Initial issue of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) As per Airworthiness Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 3 weeks
Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) As per Airworthiness Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 2 weeks
Issuance of Special flight permit As per Airworthiness Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 1 week
Export airworthiness approval As per Airworthiness Regulations Free 1 week
Noise certificate As per Airworthiness Regulations Free 1 week
Modification, repairs and installation approval As per Airworthiness Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 2 weeks
Issuance of Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) Certificate As per ATO Regulations As per attached AIC 2/00 30 APR 90 days
Approval of ATO Courses As per ATO Regulations Free 30 days
Approval of Security Programs As per Security Regulations Free 75 days
Advisory service on aerodrome construction, Approvals of masts and Other structures As per Aerodromes Regulations Cost recovery 1 week
Issue/Renewal of Aerodrome Licence As per Aerodromes Regulations Ugx 1,000,000 30 days
Aerodrome construction permit and aerodrome licenses As per Aerodrome Regulations Free 2 weeks
Approval of Aerodrome manuals and other documents As per Aerodrome manuals free 60 days

 

Notes:

  • Days refer to working days
  • Some of the services listed above are free of charge
  • There is an ongoing exercise to review the charges

 

Abbreviation

  1. AMEL: Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence
  2. AIC: Aeronautical Information Circular
  3. ATC: Air Traffic Control
  4. ATO: Aviation Training Organization
  5. ATPL: Airline Transport Licence
  6. CPL: Commercial Pilot Licence
  7. ELP: English Language Proficiency
  8. MNPS: Minimum Navigation Performance
  9. PPL: Private Pilot Licence
  10. RNAV: Area Navigation
  11. RVSM: Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
  12. TBO: Time Between Overhaul
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