ARKIA Israeli Airlines has choosen up to four Airbus A330-900neo aircraft powered by Rolls Royce's Trent 7000 engine.
The Trent 7000 brings together the experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330 and architecture as well as technology from the Trent 1000 TEN, the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine, stated in the company’s press release on Monday.
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.
ARKIA also operates two Boeing 757-300 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce RB211 engines.
Bruce Blythe Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President - Customers, Civil Large Engines said in the company’s press release, "We welcome ARKIA’s decision to select the A330neo, powered by our Trent 7000 engines. We look forward to delivering outstanding performance and economics."