The national carrier, Uganda Airlines revived with the arrival of two aircraft that touched down at Entebbe airport on Tuesday morning. This is the first batch that is arriving and two other Bombardier CRJ900s are expected in July and September.
The revival of the National carrier means Uganda joins Rwanda (RwandAir) and Kenya (Kenya Airways) as the only East African countries with national Airlines.
We are going to look at the specifications of the Bombardier CRJ-900, the aircraft Uganda will use on the national carrier.
The Bombardier CRJ-900 has a seating capacity of 76. The main cabin has 44 seats measuring 44cm/76cm (Width/Pitch), The Delta Comfort has 20 seats measuring 44cm/86cm, the First Class has 12 seats measuring 50cm/94cm.
The aircraft has 6 Exits, 2 galleries, and 2 lavatories. The galley is the compartment of the aircraft where food is cooked and prepared. An aircraft lavatory is a small room on an aircraft with a toilet and sink.
- Cruising Speed: 829Km/hr
- Range: 2805 Kilometres
- Engines: 2 Turbofans
- Wingspan: 24.9metres
- Tail Height: 7.5metres
- Length: 36.2metres
The Bombardier CRJ-900 was manufactured for the Uganda Airlines by Bombardier company, a manufacturer of both trains and planes. The aircraft were flight tested in Canada. Watch the video below:
The two CRJs have registration numbers 5x-KOB and 5x-EQU with the words Uganda Airlines embellished on the sides.
Uganda Airlines Destinations
The Airlines will fly to; Lusaka, Khartoum, Bujumbura, Kinshasha, and later plan on expanding to Accra and Johannesburg.