Meet Uganda Airlines’ Capt Phillip Ssebunya, An Advocate For Safety & Efficiency


By Uganda Online

Kampala: Captain Phillip Ssebunya is a Captain at Uganda Airlines. He graduated from the East African Civil Aviation Academy in 2009 with a commercial pilots license, getting his first break in Aviation with Auric Air based in Mwanza Tanzania on the Cessna Caravan 208 in 2010.

He went on to fly in general aviation for about two years before joining Air Uganda in 2012 as a co-pilot on the CRJ. Following the collapse of Air Uganda in 2014, he later found an opening with Arik Air in Nigeria in 2015 where he joined as a copilot on the CRJ900 & 1000.

He served with them for about two years leaving them in 2017 to return closer to home eventually joining the relaunched National Carrier in 2019 initially as a co-pilot, before going on to train as a Captain on the CRJ900.

He took part in the promotional tour of one of the first CRJs to South Africa and West Africa immediately after their delivery to Entebbe in April 2019.

Known for his passion he takes his work seriously and is a constant advocate for the safety and greater efficiency in company operations. His energy and passion, well-directed, will no doubt contribute to further growth and improvement of the airline in the years to come.

Summary About Captain Ssebunya

Fleet: CRJ900

Position: Captain /Technical Pilot

Total Time: Over 6,300 hours

Total Jet Time: Over 3,000 hours

Total Jet Command: Over 500 hours

Qualifications: ICAO Airline Transport Pilots License (Uganda, FAA)

Commercial Aircraft Flown: Cessna Caravan 208, CRJ 200,900 & 1000.

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