Rolls-Royce has signed a ‘TotalCare’ engine maintenance agreement with Uganda Airlines for the Trent 7000 engines powering its two new Airbus A330neo aircraft.
Uganda Airlines, which received the first A330neo in December 2020 and the second in January 2021, is a new customer for Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce said the ‘TotalCare’ agreement would give Uganda Airlines a “secured cost” of operating and maintaining its Trent 7000 engines through a dollar-per-flying-hour payment mechanism.
It will also provide “enhanced aircraft availability as a result of our in-depth engine knowledge that only we can provide”. This draws on advanced engine health monitoring and the inclusion of product durability and reliability improvements, Rolls-Royce explained.
Uganda Airlines’ CEO Cornwell Muleya commented: “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.”
Rolls-Royce’s senior vice president customers John Kelly 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.”