Rolls-Royce announces Air New Zealand Trent 1000 orders

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to power Air New Zealand’s order of Boeing 787-9 aircraft with Trent 1000 engines, including a TotalCare long-term service agreement.

The order will take the number of Air New Zealand Trent 1000-powered Boeing 787-9 aircraft to eight firm and eight options, following the initial selection of the same engines for four firm aircraft in 2004.

The 787 is expected to produce 20 per cent less CO2, 40 per cent less NOx and 50 per cent less noise than current generation aircraft.

Jim Sheard, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific and Africa, said: “I am delighted that Air New Zealand has confirmed its commitment to Trent 1000 technology. The addition of our TotalCareâ long term service agreement will provide a comprehensive support and monitoring package, enabling our customer to better manage business costs.”

Air New Zealand also operates eight Trent 800-powered Boeing 777s and two RB211-powered Boeing 747s.

Rolls-Royce has a leading 50 per cent market share on modern, widebody aircraft, with more than 1,500 Trent engines in service on more than 550 aircraft and a further 2,500 on order. Each of the six members of the Trent family have either been the first or launch engine on the airframe, or have gone on to take the leading market share.

  1. 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. In each of these sectors, Rolls-Royce offers value-added long-term service agreements for customers and operators.
  2. In 2008, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested £885 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of noise and emissions.
  3. Annual sales were £9.1 billion in 2008, of which 52 per cent came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book at the end of 2008 stood at £55.5 billion, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. 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.
  5. Air New Zealand has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 893 engines to power its Boeing 777 aircraft and Trent 1000 engines for its Boeing 787 fleet. The airline’s A320 aircraft are also powered by Rolls-Royce partnership V2500 engines. Today more than half of the installed engines in the New Zealand Defence Force are from Rolls-Royce.

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