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Govt asks Bombardier to consider establishing training, maintenance facility in Uganda

The official handover of the first two CRJ900 Bombardier Aircraft to the Minister for Works and Transport Monica Azuba Ntege Prepare to fly in the revamped Uganda Airlines. (PHOTO/COURTESY)

KAMPALA – Government of Uganda has requested Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, the manufacturer of both planes and trains to consider establishing a training and maintenance facility in Uganda.

The request was made by Works and Transport Minister, Monica Ntege Azuba as the company delivered the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

Minister Azuba who officially received the 2 CRJ900 aircraft on behalf of Uganda government asked the Canadian Commercial Aircraft to launch a training facility in Uganda, assuring them of full support from the government.

She told Mr. Fred Cromer, the President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft that the maintenance facility in Uganda will enhance Bombardier’s competitiveness in Africa.

“I also asked Bombardier to consider establishing a training [and] maintenance facility in Uganda to skill Ugandans and also enhance Bombardier’s competitiveness in Africa,” she said.

Mr. Cromer congratulated Uganda Airlines for taking delivery of their very first CRJ900 jetliner fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in a dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

He said that the CRJ Series is recognized for its superior economics and efficiency adding that he was confident that it will be the stepping stone for the development of Uganda’s regional air travel.

The official handover of the first two CRJ900 Bombardier Aircraft to the Minister for Works and Transport Monica Azuba Ntege Prepare to fly in the revamped Uganda Airlines. (PHOTO/COURTESY)

With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains.  It is ranked as one of the top companies with world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability, and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures, and Engineering Services.

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