Canadian Jet Manufacturer Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on Wednesday announced that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.
The deal is part of Uganda's effort to revive its defunct National Airline.
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$190 million (About 700 billion shillings).
“We congratulate the Government of Uganda for the revival of its national flag carrier, and are thrilled that the new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets for its upcoming debut,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle-East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Uganda Airlines will operate the CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.
Uganda also signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the A330 jet, featuring new wings new Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000
engines, new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.
The agreement was announced at Farnborough airshow by Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of
Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.