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18 July 2018
18. July 2018 Commercial Aircraft

Uganda Airlines orders two A330neo

Uganda Airlines’ memorandum of understanding with Airbus for two A330-800neo jetliners was announced at the Farnborough Airshow; seated from left to right are Hadi Akoum, Vice President Sales Africa and Indian Sub-Ocean Customer Affairs; Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Eric Schulz; Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer Ephraim Bagenda; and John Kelly, Senior Vice-President Customers, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace

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

The agreement was announced at Farnborough airshow by 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 technologies along with most 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. 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 combined 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.

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