Uganda airlines: first aircraft assembled, named ‘Kob’

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One of Uganda's new aircrafts

Uganda Airlines is on course for a timely delivery in the first quarter of 2019.

The airline will start by operating regional flights. One of the CRJ900 will be called the “KOB” with a registration number 5X-KOB.

The Uganda Airlines‏ confirmed in a tweet that the first passenger jet was “currently being assembled and in the paint shop.”

“Our Kob shall soon be home!!” it added.

Uganda Airlines, is the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport.

Uganda will receive the first Bombardier aircraft at the end of January 2019, according to a timeline released by Works and Transport Minister Eng. Monica Azuba Ntege.

Azuba said government will make it compulsory for its officials to use the national airlines.

The country has already made advance payments for six aircrafts including two airbuses and four bombardiers.

Of the four CRJ 900 Bombardier aircrafts purchased, the first one will arrive January 2019 while the two A330 Neo Airbuses will be ready by 2020.

In July this year, the national carrier of Uganda, signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings new Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.

The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.

While hosting the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Museveni requested that Uganda airlines be allowed to fly directly to Bombay.

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra that was incorporated into Bombay state after 1947 independence.

 

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