Bombardier hands over first two Uganda airlines aircrafts

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Minister Azuba receiving the aircrafts from Bombardier officials

Uganda has officially received her first two brand new CRJ900 Bombardier aircrafts at the production centre in Mirabel, Quebec Canada.

The handover ceremony of the 2 Bombardier CRJ900 Aircrafts to Uganda Airlines took place in Quebec Mirabel (Montreal) Canada from 8pm to 9pm.

Mirabel is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located in southern Quebec.

Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province.

The kobs were handed over to a Ugandan delegation led by the minister of Works & Transport Monica Azuba Ntege towards 9pm on Tuesday night April 16, 2019. 

Azuba’s delegation arrived in Quebec on April 14 and was received by Uganda’s High Commissioner to Canada Joy Ruth Acheng.

The team’s mission was to officially receive Uganda Airlines CRJ900 aircrafts from Bombardier–manufacturers.

The aircrafts have successfully been registered by CAA as 5xkob and 5Xequ.

5X is the registration for aircraft domiciled in Uganda.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, minister Azuba said government realised that foreign airlines are not fully dependable and it therefore decided to revive the Uganda Airlines.

Azuba thanked Bombardier for developing what she termed as “a very beautiful aircraft”.

“We hope sooner or later we shall be back for more Bombardier.”

She added: “We urge Bombardier to put up a maintenance facility in Uganda to serve Africa.”

She said the choice of Bombardier for the regional network was a result of rigorous analysis of many competing alternatives that could serve “our needs as Ugandans and it turned out to be the best option for the country”.

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