Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $1.2 billion for Trent 7000 engines and TotalCare® service support from Garuda Indonesia. The engines will power 14 Airbus A330neo aircraft.
The order was signed during a visit by the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo, to the United Kingdom.
The order was signed in London by Mr M. Arif Wibowo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Garuda Indonesia, and Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, and welcomed by Mr Widodo and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Trent 7000, the exclusive power plant for the A330neo, is the seventh member of the Trent family which has become the engine of choice in the wide body market over the last 20 years. The Trent 7000 is scheduled to enter service in 2017.
The order replaces an existing order for seven A330-300 aircraft powered by Trent 700 engines. In recognition of the longer term growth potential of Garuda and Indonesian civil aviation, both parties also agreed to explore maintenance co-operation and skills development opportunities.
Mr Schulz said: “Indonesia has great economic prospects and we are committed to supporting its future growth in air travel. This year marks the 20th anniversary since we first provided Trent engines to Garuda Indonesia and we are proud to power this latest expansion to their fleet with the very latest member of our Trent engine family. In creating this family, we have benefitted from UK investment in innovation across materials, aerodynamics, noise, control systems and manufacturing technologies.”
Mr Wibowo said: “This contract further deepens our relationship with Rolls-Royce and we look forward to bringing these new aircraft into service.”
Mr Cameron said: “This deal underlines the increasing importance of our ties with Indonesia – a fast growing economy and set to become the seventh largest in the world by 2030.
“We are the fifth biggest investor in Indonesia and our relationship has more untapped potential. We want to encourage more British businesses to seize on these opportunities and we will continue to support them by banging the drum for British skills and expertise.”
The Trent 7000 brings together:
Garuda Indonesia currently operates 24 Trent 700-powered A330 aircraft with a further two on order.
Source: Rolls Royce
Date: Apr 19, 2016