QUEBEC- Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has Wednesday, April 16 confirmed the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.
The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience.
The CRJ900 delivery ceremony held Tuesday, April 16, at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, was attended by executives of Uganda Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft as well as several shop floor employees who build the CRJ900 aircraft.
“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,” said Ephraim Bagenda, CEO, and Uganda National Airlines.
“We congratulate 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. The CRJ Series is recognized 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”, said Fred Cromer, President Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
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.