First Rwandan engineer certified on Bombardier CRJ900NextGen

The line maintenance department announced the release of Jimmy Abdul Rahman Sekizinduka as a certified engineer on Bombardier CRJ-900NextGen aircraft. He is the first Rwandan Engineer to have achieved such a milestone in RwandAir.

The line maintenance department which counts 31 engineers in total has 6 Rwandan certified engineers on Boeing 737 and will see two more Rwandan engineers getting the Bombardier CRJ900 certification by May this year.

Eng. Jimmy is now in position to sign off and release the aircraft under SAMCO (the sub-contracted Aircraft Maintenance Organization - AMO) Quality Assurance system.

In a bid to cost cut and build our own capacity across the board, RwandAir is also working towards obtaining its own AMO certification on Bombardier CRJ by July this year; another ground breaking milestone.

“ I take this opportunity again to congratulate Jimmy for the great achievement on becoming our first Rwandan certified Engineer on Bombardier CRJ 900NextGen and I encourage more Rwandan Engineers to follow his path” said Gerard Mutabazi, the Maintenance Manager on behalf RwandAir Management.

The airline currently operates two Bombardier CRJ-900NextGen registered under 9XR-WH & WI, which were delivered brand new from Bombardier in 2012. The two dual class jets serve our Eastern and Central African routes.

About CRJ series

The CRJ Series introduced new technologies, new thinking and new performance standards to regional aviation, and is the world’s most successful family of regional jets. The aircraft has revolutionized aviation with its proven efficiency, reliability, and profitability. With a common engine unique in its segment, advanced avionics in the flight deck, lighter weight, and advanced aerodynamics, every jet in the CRJ Series is designed to deliver significantly improved cost efficiency, excellent airfield performance and en-route fuel consumption.