Airbus SE, a French Airline manufacturer released the first photos of one of the two A330-800 airliners, that will join Uganda’s national carrier fleet in December 2020.
The photos showed one of the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner leaving the paintshop confirming that delivery of the aircrafts is on course.
“Over the next few weeks, a number of systems and processes will be conducted in readiness for it’s delivery” Uganda Airlines posted on Twitter on Friday.
Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to Uganda Airlines and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin.
Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800 to build its medium- and long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technology along with more efficient operations.
Launched in July 2014, the A330neo family is the new generation A330, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900, sharing 99% commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25% per seat versus previous generation competitors and increasing range by up to 1,500 nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation.
The A330neo is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new wing with increased span and new A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets. The cabin provides the comfort of the new Airspace amenities including state-of-the-art passenger in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity systems, amongst others.