Story of ambition

KEA: A Story

of Ambition

KEA was formed in 2008 upon the vision of providing specialised aviation support in austere and hard places. The year started with the operation of a Cessna grand caravan 208B based at Entebbe International Airport in support of passenger & cargo transportation around Uganda, DRC and the Central African Republic.

2008

KEA Incorporated
In 2008, KEA was incorporated. The year started with the operation of a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B based at Entebbe International Airport in support of passenger & cargo transportation.
2009 saw the evolution into Adhoc Charters and acquisition of second Grand Caravan.
Adhoc Charters

2009

2010

Helicopter Operations
First Helicopter Operations
providing aerial, passenger and cargo services.
Commenced Specialized Medical Evacuations, VIP transportation with new fixed and rotary wing additions to fleet.
Specialized Medical Evacuations

2011

2012

VIP and business charters
Acquired 2 Pilatus PC-12 taking on VIP, business charters and continued passenger and cargo movements for large global companies.
Expanded Helicopter Medical Evacuation Operations into Middle East, Iraq.
Helicopter Medical Evacuation Operations in Middle East, Iraq

2013

2014

Support of the Oil, Gas and Petroleum Sector
Started operations in support of the Oil, Gas and Petroleum sector. Focus on building a solid infrastructure with safety and quality systems working in harmony with National and ICAO requirements.
Acquired 3 Ugandan aviation companies and additional land on the Kajjansi airfield with a secondary AOC, AMO, ATO and hangars.
Acquired 3 Ugandan aviation companies

2015

2016 to

Present

Renewal of our Oil, Gas and Petroleum support contracts and the successful passing of numerous major client audits. KEA has expanded hangar facilities and refurbished the operations department and facilities with 24/7 visual flight following and flight dispatch offices.

A Customer-Centric

Approach

Our goal is to achieve the highest level of excellence and customer satisfaction while maintaining our strong ethical values, industry best practices as well as international laws and regulations.
Our customer-centric approach means we prioritise understanding our client’s needs and provide the best customized aviation solutions for them. We are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our customer is satisfied at every level of service.

Customer Centric Approach

Ethics and

Compliance

At KEA, a commitment to our strong ethical principles and a respect for law and international standards are key prerequisites for doing business. We maintain integrity in all that we do as we support clients in mastering regulatory constraints.

Ethics and Compliance

Ethics and

Compliance

At KEA, a commitment to our strong ethical principles and a respect for law and international standards are key prerequisites for doing business. We maintain integrity in all that we do as we support clients in mastering regulatory constraints.

Safety and

Quality Assurance

KEA employs an industry recognised Quality Management System (QMS) & Safety Management System (SMS) designed to ensure that its operations are always striving to be in full compliance with national & applicable International regulatory requirements. A vigorous Quality assurance safety audit program of 22 audits and 34 inspections is in place to control the operations of KEA.

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Safety and Quality Assurance

Our People

KEA proudly employs over 78 aerospace professionals with 70% of our staff being expertly trained locals. We have a deep commitment to developing local talent to serve the various sectors that we partner with. Continuation training is one of the ways we ensure our staff meet industry standards.

Our People

Our People

KEA proudly employs over 78 aerospace professionals with 70% of our staff being expertly trained locals. We have a deep commitment to developing local talent to serve the various sectors that we partner with. Continuation training is one of the ways we ensure our staff meet industry standards.

What Clients Say

About Us

I would highly recommend KEA for any type of aviation service. Their professionalism, work ethic and determination to accomplish the job sets themselves apart from other aviation companies.

Chris Pace, Major USAFR

Kampala Executive Aviation has always provided exceptional service with highly professional employees.

Eric Wilson, Director Contracts Management, Fluor

I have personally had the pleasure to oversee the high level of professionalism Kea has to offer. KEA led the way to a mass casualty event and there could be no higher standard for CASEVAC / MEDEVAC operations.

Brandon Deusenberry

Our professional opinion is that KEA is an outstanding performer. The KEA team consistently operated in a safe and professional manner, with rapid operational tempo in austere conditions.

Andrew Blong, CFO, Executive Vice President, Transcontinental Airways

KEA has provided Fluor with aviation services and we have found these to be safe, professional, timely and cooperative. They have also passed onsite audits by our chosen aviation auditing company.

Cloyd Greg Orton, Air Operations Manager, Fluor

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