Rolls-Royce signs $150M TotalCare® extension with Condor Airlines

Monday, 15 June 2009

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that the German carrier Condor Airlines has signed a five-year extension to its existing TotalCare® long-term services agreement. The contract covers the airline’s fleet of Boeing 757s powered by RB211-535E4 engines.

The new contract is worth around $150 million and extends the previous 10-year agreement that was signed in 1999.

Uwe Balser, Condor Managing Director, said: “This agreement marks a further development in our valued relationship with Rolls-Royce. TotalCare® provides us with engine support services, which are tailored to our operation. This enables us to manage costs and focus on our customers’ needs.”

Dan Pedley, Rolls-Royce Customer Business Director – Central Europe, said: “We are delighted to announce this extension of our long term services agreement with Condor. The renewal of this contract strengthens our partnership and recognises the value of our aftermarket support package.”

Condor carries almost seven million passengers a year and operates a fleet of 13 Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 757s.

  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 has 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. An RB211-535 powered Boeing 757 takes off or lands every 25 seconds. The RB211-535E4 has the lowest combination of in-flight shutdown rate and shop visit rate in the airline industry, a factor that has resulted in the RB211-535E4 being the airlines first choice to power the Boeing 757. The RB211-535E4 achieved the world record for on-wing life without removal for over 40,000 hours over nine years in operation. This is equivalent to 18,000,000 miles flown, or 37 return trips to the moon. It stays on wing almost twice as long as any other engine on the airframe.
  6. The RB211-535E4-powered Boeing 757 is the quietest airliner in its class, meeting both Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 limits with a large margin, allowing it to power aircraft in and out of airports with strict local noise limits. This coupled with Phase 5 combustion technology makes the RB211-535E4 the most environmentally friendly engine for the Boeing 757 and the Tupolev Tu-204.
  7. Rolls-Royce Deutschland employs around 3,000 at its sites in Dahlewitz near Berlin and Oberursel near Frankfurt am Main. The BR700 family of engines, developed in Dahlewitz, are the first German civilian jet engines to have international certification. The Oberursel plant manufactures components for the Rolls-Royce BR700 and RTM322 helicopter engines. The plant also maintains and overhauls small gas turbines for civilian and military applications. Responsibility for the V2500 turbofan programme, its technology management and final assembly also now takes place in Germany.
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