RWANDAIR SELECTS ROLLS-ROYCE TRENT 700 ENGINES
Kigali July 27th 2015 - Rolls-Royce has been selected by RwandAir to supply Trent 700 engines to power two Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement makes RwandAir a new Rolls-Royce customer.
John Mirenge, RwandAir, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We look forward to working with Rolls-Royce as the Trent 700 delivers efficient, reliable power for new aircraft that will open up new routes to Asia and Europe".
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Large Engines, said: “We welcome RwandAir to the Rolls-Royce family of customers and are proud to power its first selection of wide body aircraft.”
The Trent 700 delivers the best fuel burn, emissions and noise performance, resulting in market leadership on the aircraft. The engine has won more than 60 per cent of new orders over the last three years and accounts for a similar percentage on future A330ceo deliveries. In the A330 freighter market, the Trent 700 now accounts for 90 per cent of aircraft in service and on order.
The two Airbus A330 - 200 /300 will be designed in triple class configuration and shall enable the expansion of RwandAir services to Asia and Europe in 2016 and 2017 respectively.