Aeroflot order marks debut for Rolls-Royce Trent in Russia

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Aeroflot has become the latest customer for the Rolls-Royce Trent engine series. The Russian flag carrier has selected the Trent 700 to power its new fleet of 10 leased Airbus A330-200s.

The order, including a long term TotalCare services agreement, is worth around $600 million at list prices and marks the Trent family’s debut in the Russian market.

Nick Devall, Executive Vice President, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, said: “This is an important strategic order which gives the Trent a sound base on which to expand its presence in the Russian market. We’re looking forward to working closely with Aeroflot as they develop their plans for the new fleet.”

The Trent 700 is the quietest and cleanest option for the A330, with the greatest margin to CAEP 4 legislation. It is the only engine specifically designed for the aircraft, resulting in better performance, reliability and maintenance costs. It is the market leader on the A330 with a 45 per cent share of orders.

It was the first version of the Trent to enter service, in March 1995, and is the most powerful engine for the A330, with a maximum in-service thrust of 72,000lb.

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Rolls-Royce Executive Vice President Customer Business for Civil Aerospace, Nick Devall (left), and Valery Okulov, General Director, Aeroflot Russian Airlines celebrate Aeroflot's selection of the Trent 700 to power 10 A330s

  1. Rolls-Royce is committed to the Russian market and is exploiting opportunities in all four of its business sectors. Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines have been selected to power up to 15 Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft, comprising five firm orders for freighter aircraft and options for ten more aircraft in either passenger or freighter configuration.
  2. Rolls-Royce has also signed a contract with Kamov-Holding for the purchase of 50 Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20R engines in support of the Kamov Ka-226 light-twin helicopter programme.
  3. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  4. Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and energy customers in 120 countries. Rolls-Royce is a technology leader, employing 38,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries.
  5. Annual sales total £7.4 billion, of which 53 per cent are services revenues. The firm and announced order book is £26.1 billion, of which aftermarket services represent 38 per cent, providing visibility of future levels of activity.

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