Rolls-Royce Signs Engine Services Contract With Thomson Airways

Rolls-Royce has signed a service support agreement with Thomson Airways for RB211-535 engines that power the airline's Boeing 757 aircraft.

The service support agreement has been designed specifically for Thomson and will support the airline's Boeing 757 aircraft for the duration of their time in the fleet.

Thomson Airways, part of the TUI Group, is the airline for Thomson and First Choice, and is the UK's third largest airline. It has a fleet of 59 aircraft operating from 20 UK airports.

Jason Mahoney, TUI Group, Director Engineering & Maintenance, said: "Rolls-Royce has worked closely with us to develop this agreement, based around our operational, technical and financial needs."

Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President - Customers, said: "We are committed to ensuring operators effectively manage their engines through every stage of the engine life cycle and this fixed price overhaul solution is just one of the options we can provide to support this. Thomson Airways is a valued customer and we look forward to continuing to support the airline's Boeing 757 fleet."

The RB211-535 powers over 500 Boeing 757 aircraft around the world and 60 percent of Boeing 757 operators have selected the engine.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Jul 24, 2014