Rolls-Royce to take Totalcare of Monarch RB211-535 Fleet
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Rolls-Royce has agreed a new TotalCare® long-term services contract with Monarch Airlines, under which it will be responsible for support of the RB211-535s that power Monarch’s seven Boeing 757s.
The package enables Monarch to hand over full responsibility for management of the engine fleet at an agreed dollar rate per flying hour.
Steve Redden, Senior Vice President – Customer Business for Rolls-Royce, said: "TotalCare has been designed with customers, and their assets, in mind. Our unique knowledge of the RB211 fleet will help Monarch to minimise the unpredictability of the maintenance regime, and provide complete visibility of costs.”
Norman Creveul, Managing Director for Monarch Engineering, added: “The TotalCare solution has been customised to be a perfect fit for our business, and will help us to drive down the cost of ownership.”
The airline has been a customer of Rolls-Royce since taking delivery of its RB211-powered 757s over 20 years ago and currently operates nine Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, comprising two Airbus A330s in addition to the 757s. The airline also has six Boeing 787s on order, for which it has selected the Trent 1000.
- TotalCare 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.
- Founded in 1968, Monarch Airlines is part of the Monarch group of companies together with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd and tour operators Cosmos and seat-only specialists Avro. Monarch is one of the UK’s largest leisure airlines and the principal independent supplier of charter seats to tour operators large and small, flying to around 100 destinations across Europe, America, Africa and Asia from the UK’s principal and regional airports.
- The RB211-535 has been chosen by 80 per cent of Boeing 757 customers, maintaining a share of nearly 60 per cent of all engine orders placed for that aircraft.
- The RB211-535 was introduced in 1984. The 1,300 engines, in service with over 80 operators, have accumulated more than 40 million hours of operation. Powering over 600 757s around the world, an RB211-535 powered aircraft takes off or lands every 25 seconds. The average time to a first shop visit is around 20,000 hours.