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FIA2018: Uganda Airlines signs for two A330-800neo aircraft with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 engines

Posted 18 July 2018 · Add Comment

Uganda Airlines has signed an MoU for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings, powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines , new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.

 

The agreement was signed at Farnborough airshow in the presence of Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800neos to build its international long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technology along with more efficient operations. The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.

“This agreement demonstrates our ambition for economic growth supported by a robust aviation industry. The A330-800neo combines low operating costs, long range flying capability and high levels of comfort and we are looking forward to launch operations and offer our customers best-in-class service” said Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines.

“We are delighted to welcome Uganda Airlines among our A330neo customers, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits offering unrivalled efficiencies with the most modern cabin. We look forward to see the A330-800neo flying in the colours of Uganda” said Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

John Kelly, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Customers, Civil Aerospace, added: “We warmly welcome Uganda Airlines to the Rolls-Royce family of engine operators. They are an exciting and forward-looking airline and we look forward to developing our relationship and delivering a smooth entry into service for these new aircraft.”

The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver a step change in performance and economics compared to the Trent 700. Benefitting from a bypass ratio double that of its predecessor, the Trent 7000 will improve specific fuel consumption by 10%, significantly reducing noise at the same time.

 

From left to right: 

Hadi Akoum, Vice-President Sales Africa and Indian sub-Ocean Customer Affairs - Airbus / Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer - Airbus / Ephraim Bagenda, Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Airlines / John Kelly, Senior Vice-President Customers, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace

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