Rolls-Royce has won a $86m order from lessor MG Aviation for Trent 1000 engines to power two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The order is in addition to the two Trent 1000-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners that MG Aviation, a division of the Nakash Family conglomerate, already has on order.
Earlier this month the Trent 1000 powered the first delivery flight of the Boeing 787-9.
Joe Nakash, Chairman, MG Aviation, said: “The Trent 1000 has proven its performance in service, and we are pleased to place this further order for an engine that continues to deliver for operators with the most demanding of schedules.”
Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President - Customers, said: “We value this further order from MG Aviation for engines that are delivering excellent economics and the best reliability performance for Boeing 787 operators.”
The Trent 1000 has now completed over 330,000 in-service flying hours with an engine dispatch reliability of better than 99.9%.
Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Jul 16, 2014