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Uganda Airline’s receives its first widebody aircraft

Posted 21 December 2020 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce has joined Airbus and Uganda Airlines to celebrate the delivery of the airline’s first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A330neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

Image: Airbus

The Airbus A330neo delivery flight from Airbus’ facility is expected to leave Toulouse at 01.00hrs CET and arrive in Entebbe early morning on the 22nd December. The aircraft has been named Mount Elgon.

 

Cornwell Muleya, CEO of Uganda Airlines, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A330neo into service. The efficiencies of this aircraft, together with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 engines, will help us deliver a great value offering to our passengers.”

 

John Kelly, senior vice president customers, Rolls-Royce, said: “We are delighted that Uganda Airlines selected the Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A330neo. Uganda Airlines has a bold vision, and we are proud to be part of that future. This excellent aircraft with Trent 7000 engines will help Uganda Airlines create new connections across Africa and the rest of the world. This delivery adds another new Rolls-Royce customer in Africa, which is a very important market for us.”

 

German company Bucher, the galley supplier for Uganda Airlines A330-800neo, has shipped the first set of fully customised Galleys, Stowages, and Partition Walls to Airbus Toulouse for their integration.

 

Commenting on the news, Ephraim K. Bagenda, director of maintenance, Uganda Airlines said: “I am delighted that Bucher delivered extraordinary Galleys, Stowages and Partition Walls to Uganda’s new A330-800neo aircraft. The news is a testament to the quality products and service that Bucher is renowned for, and marks the start of our working relationship together. We look forward to welcoming our passengers in these beautiful aircrafts.”

 

 

Bucher is the galley supplier for Uganda Airlines A330-800neo.  Image:  Bucher

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