Rolls-Royce wins $560 million contract for A330 aircraft from Lufthansa and SWISS
12:00 AM, September 23, 2010
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order worth $560m, at list prices, for Trent 700 engines to power eight Lufthansa and SWISS Airbus A330 aircraft. The order includes a TotalCare long-term service agreement. The aircraft will enter service from 2012. Mark King, Rolls-Royce President - Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted that Lufthansa and SWISS continue to put their trust in our leading-edge Trent technology. The competitive TotalCare support package we are able to offer will enable our customers to derive additional operational and performance benefits.” Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management, said: “Both airlines have had a good experience of the Trent 700’s exceptional reliability and performance as well as the ability of TotalCare to provide support which allows us to continually improve our efficiency.” The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and over 1,000 are now in service or on firm order. The engine remains the market leader for the aircraft, capturing 75 per cent of orders over the last three years. The engine offers outstanding levels of performance while delivering the highest available thrust.
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