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Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that they now have a helicopter budget of $3.1 million. They plan to purchase one helicopter, to deploy game rangers during poaching incidents, a fixed wing aircraft for wildlife surveillance and five unmanned aerial vehicles for general surveillance. They hope the new helicopter will increase response time when… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Apr-17

Kenya and Uganda to Receive Huey IIs from Bell Helicopter

Kenya and Uganda to Receive Huey IIs from Bell Helicopter

Kenya and Uganda will receive 10 Huey II helicopters from Bell Helicopter, who have received a total of $86 million in foreign military sales contracts. An additional 5 Huey IIs will be delivered to another African military but Steve Suttles, Vice President for Bell Helicopter, could not name the customer. Bell Helicopter aims to finish… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

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Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E

Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E

The Mi-171E helicopter supplied to Uganda is distinguished by its superior comfort cabin designed for 12 passengers.  It is fitted with soft leather-wrapped armchairs and comfortable furniture made from fine wood. Enhanced sound and vibration isolation, a modern multimedia system with widescreen displays and numerous audio dynamics significantly boost flight comfort.  Consumer convenience is ensured… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-16

Uganda budgets for new presidential helicopter

Uganda budgets for new presidential helicopter

A figure of 11.3 billion Ugandan Shillings ($3.77M) has been budgeted in 2015/6 for a new helicopter for President Yoweri Museveni, pictured here in a Government-issued image.  Some sources quote it slightly differently, saying that the figure is “at least 11.3 billion” and that it is for “a new helicopter and another specialized vehicle”.  HeliHub.com… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-15

Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uganda has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin and one W-3A Sokol intermediate twin engine helicopter. These aircraft, which are to be delivered in 2015, will be operated by the Uganda Police to perform law enforcement missions across the nation. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

21-May-14 Abalo-kodi, Uganda

Pilot lost control after bird strike reported as “an eagle”

21-May-14

AAR awarded $8.5M contract in central Africa

AAR awarded $8.5M contract in central Africa

AAR Airlift Group, Inc., Palm Bay, Florida, is being awarded an $8,529,906 indefinite- delivery/indefinite- quantity, fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for dedicated rotary wing services in the Central Africa Region (Uganda, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan) with an expected completion date of April 23, 2015. Funds will be obligated on… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-May-14

EC funds two Mi-8s for UN World Food Program

EC funds two Mi-8s for UN World Food Program

Quick and safe access to humanitarian crises is at times difficult and often altogether impossible when infrastructure such as roads and bridges are destroyed or conflict makes them too dangerous to use. This means that assistance cannot reach people in need fast enough and such a delay may lead to loss of lives. The European… Read more »

Source: ECHO Nairobi, 08-Dec-11

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Ugandan made helicopter ready to fly

Ugandan made helicopter ready to fly

Three self-styled mechanics set factory to make Uganda’s first helicopter. Ronald Kagugube, 33, his colleagues Moses Ssentalo, 29, and James Ssendi, 34, don’t have any qualifications in aerodynamics.   Actually, none of them completed formal education but their dream to make a chopper has propelled them to buy and read many physics, mechanical engineering and aerodynamics… Read more »

Source: Observer, 12-Aug-11

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King of Buganda to buy a helicopter, budget $1.5 million

King of Buganda to buy a helicopter, budget $1.5 million

His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, 36th King of Buganda, has told a local newspaper that he intends buying a helicopter, budget $1.5 million.  Buganda is a subnational kingdom within Uganda.

Source: The Observer, Uganda, 11-Jan-11

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AgustaWestland summoned to explain AW119 crash which injured Ugandan President

AgustaWestland summoned to explain AW119 crash which injured Ugandan President

HeliHub.com accident report – click here 07-Mar-10 5X-MAC AgustaWestland AW119 Bugiri, Uganda

Source: Daily Monitor, 10-Mar-10

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07-Mar-10 5X-MAC AgustaWestland AW119 Bugiri, Uganda

07-Mar-10

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Uganda Police AW119 Achieves Mission Readiness

Uganda Police AW119 Achieves Mission Readiness

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Sep-08

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