Rolls-Royce has been selected by SAUDIA, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia to provide long-term TotalCare® engine service support, worth $1.3 billion, for 20 Airbus A330 Regional aircraft.
The Trent 700 is the clear market leader on the A330 with more than 60 per cent of new orders over the last three years. The Trent 700 now accounts for 90 per cent of A330 freighters in service and on order.
The airline will operate the 20 aircraft in addition to the 12 A330s currently in service, also powered by the Trent 700.
Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Director General, said: “We are pleased to be once again operating the Trent 700 for our latest aircraft. It offers excellent performance and reliability.”
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Large Engines, said: “We welcome our customer’s continued confidence in the Trent 700 as the best solution for fuel burn, emissions and noise performance as well as delivering unrivalled reliability for Middle East operations.”
More than 1,500 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order, making it the largest in-service Trent engine.
Source: Rolls Royce
Date: Jul 20, 2015