Rolls-Royce Announces New Totalcare Agreement With Uganda Airlines
The new Rolls-Royce Totalcare® agreement will cover Uganda Airlines’ two new Airbus A330neos powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The carrier received their first A330neo last December and the second was delivered in January 2021.
Today (February 18, 2021), Rolls Royce announced that they have signed a new Totalcare® agreement with Uganda Airlines, covering the carrier’s two new Airbus A330neos, powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The carrier received their first A330neo last December and the second one was delivered in January 2021. Rolls-Royce Totalcare is more than just an engine maintenance plan; it is a service concept based on predictability and reliability. The agreement will give Uganda Airlines a transparent operating cost for operating and maintaining their Trent 7000 engines, through a dollar-per-flying-hour payment mechanism, and enhanced aircraft availability, resulting from Rolls-Royce’s advanced engine health monitoring.
In Thursday’s announcement, Uganda Airlines’ CEO, Cornwell Muleya, said,
“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.”
Also commenting on the new Totalcare agreement, Rolls-Royce’s Vice President – Customers, John Kelly, added,
“Our TotalCare agreement will ensure Uganda Airlines, the latest member of the family of Trent operators, receives our flagship standard of service, maximizing aircraft availability and the ability to plan forward financially.”
The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 is the exclusive engine for the Airbus A330neo and the seventh and latest member of the Trent Family of engines, which recently celebrated 25 years in service with over 150 million engine flying hours. The Trent 7000 entered service in November 2018 and draws on the experience of the Trent 700, the original engine of choice for the first generation Airbus A330. The engine offers 68-72,000 lbs. of thrust, helping the A330neo to deliver a 25 percent improvement in fuel burn per seat (compared to previous generation competitor aircraft) and the associated reduction in emissions, as well as a substantial reduction in noise footprint.