The acting Uganda Airlines CEO, Ephraim Bagenda has said the first two bombardier jets will arrive in Uganda in the first week of April.
Bagenda told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the remaining two bombardier jets will be delivered in July and September respectively.
Uganda last year ordered for four CRJ900 regional jets with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, as part of the much-anticipated plan for the revival of Uganda Airlines. The first jet was supposed to be delivered in January this year, but government kept pushing forward the arrival time.
When the first two jets arrive, Bagenda said Uganda Airlines will start the certification process which will take about two months. “When they arrive, we shall start the certification process. You know there is that certificate we get from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) called air operator certificate. That process takes about two months or more in readiness for commercial launch, hopefully at the end of June,” he said.
Being the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Airlines he will earn a monthly salary of Shs 60 million according to financial draft published at the Ministry of works and transport . This money excludes other allowances and benefits.
According to the same documents, the chief finance officer will earn Shs 50 million while the chief pilot will take home Shs 42 million per month. Flight captains will get Shs 38 million while the cabin crew including air hostesses will get Shs 3 million per month.