Rolls-Royce has welcomed Air Sénégal as a new customer following the airline’s decision to select two Airbus A330neo aircraft, 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.”

The Trent 7000, the seventh in the Trent series, brings together:
 Experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330
 Architecture from the Trent 1000 TEN - the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine
 Latest technology from the Trent XWB - the world’s most efficient large civil engine

The engine powered the first test flight of the A330neo in Toulouse, France, last month.