Rolls-Royce Welcomes Hawaiian Airlines Selection of 6 A330neo Aircraft Powered by Trent 7000

Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by Hawaiian to select six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, powered by the newly-launched Trent 7000 engine.

Hawaiian Airlines has previously ordered Trent 700 engines for A330 aircraft and BR715 engines for Boeing 717 aircraft.

The new aircraft will replace six A350-800 aircraft that the airline has on order.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines, President and CEO, said: "We look forward to operating the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 on the A330-800neo. As an operator of the Trent 700 on our A330-200s and the BR715 on our Boeing 717s, Rolls-Royce and Hawaiian have long been good partners and we are pleased that this partnership will grow."

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Large Engines said: "We welcome Hawaiian’s decision to select the A330neo, powered by our Trent 7000 engines. Hawaiian has experience of operating Trent 700 engines and we now look forward to delivering a step change in performance and economics with the Trent 7000."

The Trent 7000 brings together:

  • Experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330
  • Architecture from the Trent 1000-TEN - the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine
  • Latest technology from the Trent XWB - the world’s most efficient large civil engine

The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver significant performance benefits compared to the current version of the Trent 700. It will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent; have twice the bypass ratio; and will halve noise.

The Trent engine family has accumulated more than 75 million flight hours over the last 19 years. Each member of the Trent engine family has been either the market leader, aircraft launch engine, or both.

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