UGANDA – British engineering company Rolls-Royce has signed engine support agreement with dubbed a TotalCare with Uganda Airlines for their two new Airbus A330neo aircraft powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.
Uganda Airlines received their two A330neo, first in December 2020 and second in January 2021.
TotalCare is a service concept based upon predictability and reliability.
The agreement will give Uganda Airlines a secured cost of operating and maintaining their Trent 7000 engines, through a dollar-per-flying-hour payment mechanism, as well as enhanced aircraft availability as a result of their in-depth engine knowledge that only them can provide, drawing on advanced engine health monitoring and the inclusion of product durability and reliability improvements.
The exclusive engine for the A330neo, the Trent 7000 is the seventh and latest member in the Trent family of engines, which recently celebrated its 25th birthday and has accumulated more than 150 million engine flying hours.
“Our TotalCare agreement will ensure Uganda Airlines receives our flagship standard of service, maximising aircraft availability and the ability to plan forward financially”John Kelly – vice president customers, Rolls-Royce
The Trent 7000, which first entered service in November 2018, draws on more than 50 million flying hours of experience from the Trent 700, the engine of choice for the original version of the A330.
The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 helps the A330neo reduce environmental impact with a 25% improvement in fuel burn per seat (compared to previous generation competitor aircraft) and a significant noise reduction.
“We are proud to include our new Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A330neos into our fleet and this agreement will ensure that our Trent 7000 engines will be maintained to world-leading levels of service,” Cornwell Muleya, CEO of Uganda Airlines said.
John Kelly, senior vice president customers, Rolls-Royce, said; “Our TotalCare agreement will ensure Uganda Airlines, the latest member of the family of Trent operators, receives our flagship standard of service, maximising aircraft availability and the ability to plan forward financially.”
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