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Celebrations for Air Mauritius' first Trent 7000 powered Airbus A330neo

Posted 29 April 2019 · Add Comment

Last week, Rolls-Royce joined Airbus and aircraft lease company, ALC at a gala dinner in Toulouse, to celebrate the delivery of Air Mauritius’ first Trent 7000 powered Airbus A330neo, scheduled to arrive in Mauritius at 10.00am, Friday 19th April.

 

The Airbus A330neo is the first of two scheduled to be delivered to Air Mauritius.  Both aircraft will expand the airline’s capacity and enable greater connectivity between Asia and Africa via Mauritius; including routes from Mumbai, Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion, Madagascar and London.

Kevin Evans, Rolls-Royce, vice president – customers, said, “We are celebrating today as the A330-900 joins Air Mauritius’ modern and growing fleet of aircraft.  Air Mauritius is a major and highly respected brand in African aviation.  Four years ago, we were delighted when the airline selected the Airbus A350 powered by the Trent XWB, which has been faultless in its operations since its delivery in October 2017.  We are proud that once again they have placed their trust with Rolls-Royce. We wish them every success.”

Powering the Airbus A330neo is Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000, which entered service in November 2018. It is the seventh member of the Rolls-Royce Trent family, and the exclusive engine for the Airbus A330neo. The engine draws on more than 50 million hours of flying experience from the Trent 700, which currently powers more than 800 A330s flying with 83 operators worldwide. The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 delivers a step change in performance as well as economics compared to the Trent 700. The Trent 7000 improves specific fuel consumption by 10%, and is significantly quieter than its predecessor.

Air Mauritius is the 3rd operator in the world to operate Rolls-Royce’s new Trent 7000 engine and the first to operate both the Trent 7000 and the Trent XWB.

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