This news is classified in: Aviation Contracts Engines / Power / Fuel MRO
May 12, 2023
Rolls-Royce today announces it has signed a TotalCare service agreement with Philippine Airlines for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines that will power nine Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.
The agreement will provide the airline with predictability as well as a known cost for the services and maintenance of the new fleet.
TotalCare is designed to provide operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risk back to Rolls-Royce. This industry-leading premium service offering is supported by data delivered through the Rolls-Royce advanced engine health monitoring system, which helps provide customers with increased operational availability, reliability and efficiency.
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Ewen McDonald, Chief Customer Officer, Rolls-Royce, said:
“We are delighted to sign this long-term service agreement with Philippine Airlines for their Trent XWB-97 powered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, as part of their long-haul fleet modernisation programme. We look forward to growing our long relationship with Philippine Airlines through this service agreement and to maximising their fleet performance, which already includes the Trent 700 powered Airbus A330-300 and Trent XWB-84 powered Airbus A350-900.”
Alvin Kendrich O. Limqueco, PAL Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, said:
"We value the strong relationship we have built over the years with Rolls-Royce, whose engines power our existing fleet of Airbus A350-900 and A330-300 aircraft. When our brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft enter service in the future, we expect the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines to give us the power, performance and all-around efficiency to operate our transpacific and transpolar flights that provide vital connections to North America from the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia."
As versatile as it is reliable, the Trent XWB has already shown it is equally efficient at powering short-haul or long-haul flights, which makes it the ideal solution for passenger and freighter operators with a varied network. As the world’s most efficient large aero engine in service, the Trent XWB will also help fast track Philippine Airlines’ sustainability journey. With a 15 per cent fuel consumption advantage over the first generation of Trent engine, the Trent XWB goes further on less fuel, and offers leading performance and noise levels. It is also ready to operate on a 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel blend.