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Air Sénégal confirms its order for two A330neo

Posted 2 February 2018 · Add Comment

Sénégal's national carrier Air Sénégal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new Rolls-Royce re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner.

The agreement was signed in Dakar by Philippe Bohn, CEO Air Sénégal and Fouad Attar, Head of Commercial Aircraft Airbus Africa Middle East, in the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron on a state visit to Senegal, and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal.

The order follows on from an MoU signed at the Dubai Airshow in November last year.

"These A330neo aircraft will contribute to developing our medium and long-haul network. It is important for us to begin our commercial activities with aircraft that are both reliable and economical, while offering our passengers unrivalled comfort. This order demonstrates our ambitions for this new airline," said Bohn. 

The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce's latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new larger span wing with sharklet wingtip devices. The cabin also provides the comfort of the new "Airspace" amenities. Launched in July 2014, it builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat. 

"We are pleased to count Air Senegal as a new customer. These A330neos will enable Air Senegal to benefit from unbeatable economics and to offer its passengers an outstanding level of comfort and travel experience in its market." said Fouad Attar Head of Commercial Aircraft Airbus Africa Middle East.


 
Launched in July 2014, the A330neo is the very latest generation in Airbus’ wide-body family. It is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new larger span wing with sharklet wingtip devices.

 

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