Singapore Airlines selects Rolls-Royce Trent 900 and TotalCare for additional A380s
Friday, 15 February 2008
Singapore Airlines has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 to power a follow-on order for nine firm additional Airbus A380s. The contract also includes a TotalCare® long-term services agreement.
The airline previously selected the Trent 900 to power its initial fleet of 10 A380s, of which two have entered commercial service. These engines are also covered by a TotalCare agreement.
Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, said: “Follow-on orders are a strong indicator of customer confidence in our products, services and our people. We’ve been working with Singapore Airlines for over a decade and have established a strong relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. This has grown into a valued partnership.”
In addition to the two A380s currently in service, Singapore Airlines currently operates a fleet of 63 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including five Airbus A340-500s, 58 Boeing 777s, powered by the Trent 500 and Trent 800 respectively. The airline has also selected the Trent 700 for its future fleet of Airbus A330s, due for delivery from 2009.
- Nine out of the 12 operators who have made A380 engine selections to date have chosen the Trent 900, giving Rolls-Royce a market-leading 58 per cent share of firm and option orders.
- The Trent 900, one of the most powerful engines ever produced by Rolls-Royce, has been designed to minimise its environmental impact, and will operate well within the requirements of all current and proposed legislation on emissions. The Trent-powered A380 comfortably meets the stringent noise limits for airports such as London Heathrow, one of the aircraft’s early destinations for Singapore Airlines.
- Rolls-Royce will be exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow from 19 to 24 February, Stand N23.
About Rolls-Royce in Singapore
- Rolls-Royce is building a ‘Facility of the Future’ at an Aerospace Park at Seletar in the north of Singapore. It will employ up to 330 people depending on customer demand and will receive support from the Singapore Economic Development Board.
- The company is a major player in Singapore’s aerospace industry, accounting for over ten per cent of the country’s aerospace output. It has two joint ventures with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company: SAESL (Singapore Aero Engine Services Ltd), an engine repair and overhaul facility, and IECO (International Engine Component Overhaul Pte Ltd), focused on the repair and overhaul of the Rolls-Royce Trent and RB211 Nozzle Guide Vanes and Compressor Stators.
- Through the company’s joint ventures with key local industry partner, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company and activities in the Energy and Marine sectors, Rolls-Royce currently employs over 1,000 people in Singapore. It also accounts for approximately five per cent of the total aerospace industry workforce.