Aircelle and Rolls-Royce sign long-term Trent 900 nacelle services agreement for British Airways' A380 fleet
Rolls-Royce and Aircelle (Safran group) today signed a comprehensive services offering for Trent 900 engine nacelles on British Airways’ A380s, marking a long-term global care package commitment by these two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on a key component of the Airbus flagship jetliner.
This contract – signed at the Farnborough Airshow – involves a 25-year coverage period beginning in 2013, during which Aircelle will provide complete support on the nacelles it produces and supplies for the Rolls-Royce Trent 900s that power British Airways’ fleet of 12 A380s.
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“Aircelle is committing its resources to the relationship with Rolls-Royce, and the resulting global care coverage that supports British Airways will demonstrate the value we both can offer through our collaboration,” explained Vincent Mascré, the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Aircelle.
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce’s President - Large Engine Programs, said: “Airlines increasingly are seeking TotalCare® packages from the OEMs, and our new contract with Aircelle is a major element in Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engine maintenance management program for A380 operators.”
As part of the agreement for British Airways, Aircelle will ensure the availability of key Trent 900 nacelle components – including thrust reverser, fan cowls, air inlet and exhaust system – which are to be located at the airline’s London Heathrow Airport technical base, enabling optimized aircraft dispatch and operation through a quick engine change (QEC) capability.
Aircelle also will position more than 130 line-replaceable unit part types at the airline’s technical base, and is to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul coverage for the nacelle hardware. In addition, the Aircelle is to create a Field Service Office (FSO) at Rolls-Royce’s Hatton Cross/London Heathrow Airport facility, offering around-the-clock on-site support.
Rolls-Royce’s Trent 900 is a 70,000-80,000-lb. thrust turbofan engine that delivers high performance, low fuel consumption and environmentally-friendly operation on the A380. Aircelle is the sole systems manufacturer and integrator for engine nacelles on the A380, providing a state-of-the art system that includes the first use of an electrical thrust reverser actuation system (ETRAS) on commercial jetliners.
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Source : Aircelle
Oct 8 - 9, 2015 - Washington, United States