South African Airways to extend Rolls-Royce TotalCare service

South African Airways has signed a new TotalCare service order, worth $180m, for Trent 700 engines that power five Airbus A330 aircraft that are entering service.

The order was announced as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visited Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town to showcase the UK’s commitment to forming stronger business ties.

The aircraft are in addition to six A330s the airline already operates – all powered by the Trent 700 with TotalCare. The engines are assembled at Rolls-Royce’s facility in Derby, UK.

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Musa Zwane, South African Airways, Acting Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have had a good operating experience with the Trent 700 and look forward to it powering more of our aircraft in the future. TotalCare service is critical to us, ensuring our aircraft are available for service.”

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “The Trent 700 continues to deliver outstanding economic performance and we are grateful to South African Airways for selecting our engines and TotalCare once again.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said: “Rolls-Royce is one of Britain’s world-leading success stories, exporting cutting-edge technology and manufacturing across the globe. This deal is another example of the close business ties between the UK and South Africa, further supporting jobs and economic growth in both countries.”

Source: Rolls Royce
Date: Dec 7, 2016