1,000 aircraft to be delivered in Africa in the next 20 years

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, a British multinational engineering company is planning to expand its presence in Africa. The company that has been delivering an average of 10 wide bodies in Africa every year and is looking forward to a closer partnership with African airlines.

Speaking at the recently held AviaDev Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the Sales Director for Rolls-Royce Taieb Ben Sghaier said over the last years they have been delivering the vast majority of new widebody aircraft in Africa, powered by Rolls Royce. He disclosed that of late his company has seen new airlines come on board in Africa like Air Senegal, Air Mauritius, RwandAir, EgyptAir among others.

He added that, the market in Africa will continue to grow at an average of 5-6% a year and 1000 aircraft are expected to be delivered in the next 20 years.

Taieb Ben Sghaier stressed that, the growth in Africa is huge and the presence of Rolls-Royce with maintenance and storage facilities in Egypt and South Africa and huge partnerships with airlines across Africa is very encouraging.

On his impressions about the 4th AviaDev Conference, Taieb said he was full of praise for the organizers and described the social outreach at the Luhlaza High School as one that afforded the participants the opportunity to learn and be inspired from industrial captains. He continued that the discussions had been frank and productive and look forward to long partnership with AviaDev.

For nearly three decades, Rolls-Royce’s family of turbofan aircraft engines have continued to push the boundaries of what is possible, as each new model sets new performance benchmarks for civil aviation. All told, they've earned more than 130 million flying hours. Members of the Trent engine family are now in service on the Airbus A330, A340, A350, and A380, as well as the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner.

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

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