Rolls-Royce signs Trent 800 TotalCare agreement with Singapore Airlines
Thursday, 11 January 2007
Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term TotalCare® services agreement with Singapore Airlines covering the Trent 800 engines which power its fleet of 58 Boeing 777s.
This new agreement is in addition to a current TotalCare contract for the airline’s fleet of five Trent 500-powered Airbus A340-500s.
The package enables Singapore Airlines to hand over full responsibility for management of the engine fleet at an agreed dollar rate per flying hour.
Mike Terrett, President – Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce, said: “This decision is a further extension of the strong relationship between our two companies. Singapore Airlines is a valued customer and the application of a tailored TotalCare services solution to its Trent 800 fleet will enhance the efficiency of their operation. As the equipment manufacturer, we can deliver a reliable and cost-effective service based on a joint understanding of the customer’s operation and our engines.”
Total Care agreements, tailored for individual operators, offer a range of services extending to aspects of support such as latest predictive maintenance, asset and logistics management, as well as repair and overhaul. TotalCare offers the opportunity to remove uncertainties from engine management and provides airlines with greater financial confidence from managing predictable costs.
Meanwhile, at a special ceremony in Singapore today, Singapore Aero Engine Services Limited (SAESL), in which Rolls-Royce is a shareholder, celebrated five years of operation, during which time a total of 500 Trent engines have been overhauled.
- Singapore Airlines currently operates a fleet of 63 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including five Airbus A340-500s and 58 Boeing 777s, powered by the Trent 500 and Trent 800 respectively. The airline also has 10 Trent 900-powered A380s on order, as well as 19 A330s, for which it has selected the Trent 700.
- The airline’s selection of the Trent 700 to power its forthcoming fleet of 19 Airbus A330s makes it the first airline to order four variants of the Trent engine family.
- Incorporated in 1999, SAESL is jointly owned by SIA Engineering Company (50 per cent), Rolls-Royce (30 per cent) and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (20 per cent). It undertakes the repair and overhaul of Rolls-Royce Trent aero engines around the world and forms an integral part of the Rolls-Royce aftermarket service.