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Bombardier delivers CRJ900 to Uganda Airline

Posted on 08 May 2019 and read 1019 times
Bombardier delivers CRJ900 to Uganda AirlineBombardier Commercial Aircraft recently delivered the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Co in July last year.

The new airline has selected the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the Atmosphere cabin, making it the first operator in Africa with this ‘enhanced cabin experience’.

The delivery ceremony at Bombardier’s Mirabel (Québec) facility was attended by executives of both Uganda Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, as well as several shopfloor employees who build the CRJ900 aircraft.

Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda National Airlines, said: “We are thrilled to commence our operations with the world’s leading regional jet, and we look forward to providing the most modern passenger experience in regional aviation to the people of Uganda and across Africa.”

Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (www.bombardier.com), said: “We congratulate Uganda Airlines for taking delivery of its very first CRJ900 jetliner fitted with the Atmosphere cabin in a dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first-class seats.

“The CRJ Series is recognised for its superior economics and efficiency, and I am confident that it will be the stepping stone for the development of Uganda’s regional air travel.”