News From The Field

News & Articles / 22.07.2017

Air Serv Begins Operations in Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Air Serv has deployed a start up team and Cessna Caravan to Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to launch a new program in support of humanitarian organizations working in the region. July 10, 2017 saw the departure of the program’s first passenger flight. Kananga...

News & Articles / 05.07.2017

Air Serv Completes Successful Program in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 31, 2017 will see the conclusion of Air Serv’s four year program in Bunia, DRC, which began July 2013 and operated a Cessna Caravan in support of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The program’s closure is warranted by the combined efforts of Air Serv and...

News & Articles / 08.04.2017

Air Serv Joins InterAction Organizations in Requesting Support from Congress for Famine Response

Air Serv has joined a coalition of 43 InterAction member organizations asking the support of the United States Congress in responding to unprecedented famine conditions currently facing four countries. A letter signed by these organizations requesting that $1 billion in emergency funding be provided in...

News & Articles / 20.01.2017

Air Serv Opens Second Aircraft Hangar in Entebbe

Air Serv recently celebrated the grand opening of Hangar II, doubling its hangar capacity at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. With a 32m clear span and an 11m tail door, the new facility can accommodate aircraft as large as the Embraer 175. The roughly 1,900m2 structure...

News & Articles / 06.01.2017

Stu Willcuts Named New President and CEO at Air Serv International

Warrenton, Virginia. The Air Serv International Board of Directors recently confirmed that Stu Willcuts was named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Serv International, effective January 2, 2017. In a departure-defined succession, Willcuts replaces Dave Carlstrom, who served as President and CEO...

News & Articles / 08.11.2016

Air Serv Delivers Second Shipment for Direct Relief

Air Serv recently transported a shipment of obstetric fistula repair modules in Uganda on behalf of Direct Relief. The modules were delivered to Kitovu Mission Hospital, located 120km southwest of Kampala, and Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, located 203km northwest of Kampala. This is the second...

News & Articles / 25.10.2016

Air Serv International Receives Second ISTAT Grant

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) has awarded Air Serv International a $7,000 grant for the second year in a row.

“As a not-for-profit organization, Air Serv International relies on donated support such as ISTAT’s grants to sustain our humanitarian work,” said Dave Carlstrom,...

News & Articles / 01.10.2016

Hope has wings – Flying humanitarian aid in Africa

Jamming the throttle forward and dancing on the rudder pedals, Canadian pilot Joel Hensen powers the 1989 Cessna Caravan down the seven-percent incline of this grass strip in Boga Province, a volatile region in the southeast portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

News & Articles / 14.06.2016

Air Serv Engineering Team Upgrades Credentials

Entebbe, Uganda. This spring, Air Serv aircraft mechanics Tonny Eyenga and John Bursula earned their Category C Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licenses, and Ronnie Batte and Edward Muyanja added PT6 Engine Ratings to their existing licenses. By investing heavily in the professional development of staff, Air...

News & Articles / 10.05.2016

Air Serv’s First Female Ugandan Captain Earns Her Stripes

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has upgraded pilot Vanita Kayiwa to Captain. A graduate of the East African Civil Aviation Academy, Captain Kayiwa is the first female Ugandan Captain in Air Serv’s thirty-two year history. 

“You have to work twice as hard as your male counterparts,” said...