Sunday, 22 July 2018

BABU: We should have bought a Dreamliner, not Airbus

Former State Minister Capt. Francis Babu has said Uganda should go ahead and revive their national airline, but warned that a proper strategy, especially in training, needs to be adopted for positive results.

Speaking on The Capital Gang on Capital 91.3Fm in Kampala on Saturday, Babu said a good marketing strategy is key

"Can we start an airline? Yes. Can we compete? Yes. We have Ugandans who can actually professionally do a good job, both in management and technical, " Babu said. He then related how in the 70s and 80s, Ugandan pilots were considered the best in East Africa.

" I support that we should have an airline," he concluded after an impassioned presentation.

He was however unhappy with the choice of planes bought for Uganda National Airlines Limited, saying they should have gone for planes similar to those neighboring countries have, for training, maintenance and spare part reasons.

Uganda Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo planes mid this week. This follows a Firm Order earlier for Four Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft.

Flight Captain Babu holds an MSc in Entrepreneurial studies, from the University of Stirling, Scotland.  Below, VIDEO in his own words.....

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