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Dubai Airshow: Air Sénégal orders two A330neo

Posted 16 November 2017 · Add Comment

Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircraft, which is the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner.

The agreement makes Air Sénégal the first airline in Africa to select the A330neo and was announced during a signing ceremony at the Dubai Airshow in the presence of Maimouna Ndoye Seck, Minister of Air transport and Development of Airport Infrastructure, Senegal.

Above: (left to right) Philippe Bohn, CEO Air Sénégal / Maimouna Ndoye Seck, Minister of Air Transport and Development of Airport Infrastructure, Senegal / Fouad Attar, Head of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Africa Middle East.

Air Senegal will launch operations in 2018, with plans to use the A330neo to develop its medium and long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technology along with more efficient operations.

Philippe Bohn, CEO Air Sénégal said “Aviation is a catalyst for economic development and this purchase demonstrates Senegal’s ambitions for economic growth in line with the country’s strategy to accelerate progress towards emergence (Plan Emerging Senegal). The A330neo has proven itself to be the right aircraft, combining 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”

"We are very pleased to welcome Air Sénégal among our A330neo customers. The A330neo offers the latest in fuel saving technologies combined with best-in-class comfort, reliability and operational efficiency. The A330 is the ideal choice for Air Sénégal to build its network and become West Africa’s fastest growing airline," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.

Air Sénégal opted for its two Airbus A330neo aircraft to be powered exclusively by the Trent 7000 engine.

Kevin Evans, Rolls-Royce, Vice President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We warmly welcome Air Sénégal to our family of Rolls-Royce engine operators as it takes a significant step forward as the first airline in Africa to directly purchase the A330neo. We look forward to supporting the smooth entry into service of these new aircraft.”

 

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