Azuba asks Bombardier to set up aircraft facility in Uganda

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Ugandan delegation in the Kob

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Tuesday night celebrated the delivery of the first two CRJ900 regional jets of four aircraft ordered by the Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

This new airline has chosen Bombardier and its CRJ900 regional jets with the ATMOSPHERE cabin for its debut.

Uganda Airlines becomes the first operator in Africa to offer this enhanced cabin experience.

Minister Azuba greets officials from Bombardier

The delivery ceremony for the CRJ900 jet was held yesterday at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Quebec facility in the presence of leaders of Uganda Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, as well as several factory employees who built these aircraft.

While receiving the kobs on behalf of Uganda, the minister of Works & Transport Monica Azuba Ntege asked Bombardier to put up a maintenance facility in Uganda to serve Africa.

Uganda

“We are excited to launch our business with the leading regional jet in the world. We look forward to delivering the most modern passenger experience of regional aviation to Ugandans and across Africa,” said Ephraim Bagenda, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Airlines.

“We congratulate Uganda Airlines on the delivery of their first CRJ900 regional jets equipped with the two-class ATMOSPHERE cabin with 76 seats, including 12 first-class seats. The CRJ Series aircraft are known for their efficiency and superior economics and I am confident they will serve as a springboard for the development of regional air transport in Uganda,” said Fred Cromer, President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

About Bombardier

With more than 68,000 employees across four business lines, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative planes and trains that are game-changers in their markets.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has manufacturing and engineering facilities in 28 countries, covering Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services.

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