News From The Field

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...

News & Articles / 29.04.2016

Air Serv Delivers Medical Supplies for Direct Relief

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region. “We’re pleased to leverage our...

News & Articles / 11.04.2016

Air Serv flys highest – Air Serv extending a humanitarian hand to the region…

By Titus Kakembo Air Serv Limited is a signifi cant player in the Uganda’s commercial aviation industry, specializing in “last mile” air transportation in support of humanitarian programs in East and Central Africa. Air Serv Limited was established in 1995 to serve as a strategically located logistics...

News & Articles / 22.01.2016

Air Serv Launches Kalemie Operations

  January 22, 2016 Entebbe, Uganda Air Serv has begun flight operations in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to support humanitarian programs in the region. Kalemie is a town on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika in the mineral-rich Katanga Province of the southern Democratic Republic of...