FAMCO and Volvo sign biggest deal with RTA
Volvo Buses and FAMCO have received an order from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to supply 143 Volvo luxury intercity coaches over the next two years, in what is FAMCO’s largest deal with the RTA to date.
Volvo’s B11R is the first bus in the Middle East to meet the strict Euro 6 standards of fuel efficiency and emissions; aiding the successful signing of the deal which was evaluated against the RTA’s rigorous 10-year total cost of ownership requirements, including fuel and operational costs.
Commenting on the significant new signing, Akash Passey, Senior Vice President for Volvo Buses Region International said, “Being the first bus manufacturer to introduce Euro 6-standards to the Middle East has enabled us to deliver the most fuel efficient, cost effective and environmentally conscious public transport solution, helping the RTA to continue to lead the way in safety and sustainability. These buses mark the beginning of a new breed of modern buses focused on delivering clean, safe and efficient public transport.”
All 143 Volvo coaches delivered to the RTA will be fitted with the Sunsundegui SC5 bodies. These buses will have future-ready ITS systems which provide the most modern levels of fleet tracking, allowing the RTA to deliver an enhanced level of service to its passengers. Each bus will have premium interiors, fitted with 55 luxury ISRI lightweight ergonomic seats, and all of the comfort and accessories required by a modern commuter like USB charging capabilities for all passengers, foot rests, cup-holders and plush wooden finish flooring.
Front row (R-L) Mr Ahmed Bahrozyan the Chief Executive Officer of RTA and Mr Nigel Johnson the Senior Managing Director of FAMCO.
Back row (R-L) H.E Mattar Al Tayer Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, Mr Yousuf AlRaeesi the Director of Government Affairs and HSSE-Automotive of Al Futtaim Group Company, Akash Passey the Senior Vice President of Volvo Bus Corporation.