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Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First CRJ900 Aircraft to Uganda Airlines

  • First operator of the new CRJ Series ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in Africa

/EIN News/ -- MONTRÉAL, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated 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.

Signing Ceremony with Uganda Airlines at Mirabel
Dignitaries from Uganda Airlines and Govt. met with the BCA team at Mirabel


CRJ900 in Uganda Airlines Livery
The first CRJ fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in Africa


The CRJ900 delivery ceremony held today at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, was attended by executives of both 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, 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.

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Notes to Editors
Images of a CRJ900 aircraft in Uganda Airline’s livery and photos from the delivery ceremony are posted with this press release at www.bombardier.com.

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For Information
Nathalie Scott
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1-416-375-3030
nathalie.scott@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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