Bangkok Airways selects Rolls-Royce Trent for expansion plans
Monday, 4 February 2008
Bangkok Airways has placed firm orders for four firm and two option Airbus A350 XWB aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, with deliveries scheduled from 2015.
The value of the engine business is up to $250 million at list prices. In addition to this, the engines will be covered by a ten year TotalCare® services agreement.
Christophe Clarenc, Senior Vice-President Engineering and Maintenance at Bangkok Airways, said: "It is imperative for Bangkok Airways to have confidence in the product and services from our suppliers, and engine support package which we negotiated with Rolls-Royce was a critical factor in this decision.”
Daniel Pedley, Regional Director, Thailand for Rolls-Royce, added: "I am delighted that Rolls-Royce has this opportunity to support Bangkok Airways’ expansion plans to commence long-haul operations, and to further grow the Trent engine presence in the region."
Bangkok Airways currently operates a fleet of three Rolls-Royce BR715-powered Boeing 717s and four Airbus A320 family aircraft - with a further seven on order - equipped with the V2500 engine from International Aero Engines, the multi-national consortium in which Rolls-Royce is a major shareholder.
- The Trent XWB is the only engine offered on the A350 XWB and a single version, with a thrust range of 74,000 - 92,000lb, will be capable of powering all variants of the aircraft.
- The Trent XWB will run for the first time in 2010, with flight testing on the A350 XWB starting in 2012.
- TotalCare, tailored for individual operators, offers a range of services from Rolls-Royce covering all aspects of asset management in support of its Civil Aerospace products. Building on the company’s knowledge, experience and infrastructure, these services include elements such as predictive maintenance, logistics management, and global repair and overhaul offerings. TotalCare can remove uncertainties from engine management and improve operational reliability for operators through a mutually aligned business relationship.
- Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy - over the last 10 years.
- Sales and the order book are spread evenly across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Asia now represents 33 per cent of the Group’s order book – in 2000, the figure stood at nine per cent. Asia also accounts for 27 per cent of group turnover.
- Rolls-Royce continues to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products. These investments create high barriers to entry.
- Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising 600 airlines, including 42 of the world’s top 50. The company has 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. There are 54,000 gas turbines in service worldwide and Rolls-Royce seeks to add value for its customers with aftermarket services that will enhance the performance and reliability of all its products.