By Andrew Irumba
Dubai: Uganda Airlines staff, including pilots are on warm up in United Arab Emirates for tomorrow’s airshow where Uganda will feature one of its A330-800neo (new engine option) aircraft.TheSpy Uganda reports live from from Dubai.
The event will be held in Dubai at Al Maktoum Airport and will run from November 14-18, 2021.
According to Uganda Airlines’ Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Manager Lamar Shakila Rahim, A330-800neo fleet is the true symbol of Uganda’s culture and so far the best in the region only compared to non.
“The Dubai Air show is our opportunity to share our commitment to clean flying with a long-term initiative of flying green and reducing our carbon footprint in the Aviation Industry, as depicted through the improved efficiency of our A330neo fleet,” she added.
The Permanent secretary Ministry of Works and the Airlines’ Ag CEO Jenifer Musiime Bamuturaki are the top brass from Uganda that accompanied the team to grace the occasion.
“Dubai is our first international route and the airshow will be a unique opportunity to promote Uganda as a travel and tourist destination. Participation in this air show will provide invaluable advertising and marketing opportunities for the Airline, the destination Uganda,” Bamuturaki said, adding: “The show will give the country media exposure and happening at a time HE the President’s recent visit to UAE.”
On top of that, our reporter Andrew Irumba, who’s also in Dubai on a fact finding mission has chanced on information that Uganda Airlines will also sign a Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement with Airbus that will ensure on-site engineering, repairs and timely spare parts availability.
The above has also been confirmed by Shakila who said thus;, “In partnership with Airbus, Uganda Airlines is thrilled to be a part of this event and will further fortify it by signing a Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement for after-sales support and training that will run for 5 years.
‘Our A330-800neo fleet has secured its technical performance, safety, and integrated services like on-site engineering, repairs, and timely spare parts availability through this contract,”
It should be noted that Uganda Airlines successfully got Airbus A330-800neo aircraft included on the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) fleet listing on August 21, 2021.
The Airbus A330 is a state-of-the-art aircraft has competitive features to make travel enjoyable and comfortable. The aircraft has capacity to carry 37 tonnes of cargo and 258 passengers.
Some of the wonderful features of the A330 include full lie-flat seats for the Business class, onboard Wi-Fi access throughout the aircraft, a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system with lots of blockbuster movies and increased legroom for all classes.