H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces, today officially launched the National Air Support Department (NASD) at Wilson Airport, Nairobi.
The Multi Agency Aviation department will coordinate and provide centralized management of all state- owned aircraft to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness in service delivery to the public.
In his speech, the President emphasized on the NASD mandate to provide a centralized management of national aviation assets for optimal utilization, management and serviceability of air assets IOT enhance safety, swift response and quality of aviation services in line with the various stakeholders’ core mandates.
The Chief of Defense Forces General Robert Kibochi reiterated the need to synergize government aviation cooperation through streamlined and standardized operations and maintenance standards for efficient service delivery.
The National Aviation Support Department comprises of key Government ministries, departments and agencies such as The Kenya Defense Forces(KDF), Kenya Police Airwing, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC).