Rolls-Royce wins $650m order from Aeroflot
Monday, 19 July 2010
Aeroflot, Russia’s national airline, has ordered 24 Trent 700 engines to power 11 Airbus A330s. The order is worth $650 million at list prices and includes a TotalCare® long term service agreement.
The first flight of Aeroflot’s A330 in December 2008 was the debut of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine in Russia. Since it entered service 18 months ago, the Trent 700 has established an excellent track record with Aeroflot, providing outstanding levels of reliability, performance and efficiency.
Nick Devall, Executive Vice President - Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce said: “We are very pleased that Aeroflot has again put its trust in our technology. Every repeat order is a great vote of confidence in Rolls-Royce - its products, services and people. This announcement marks another important stage in our relationship with Aeroflot.”
As the only engine specifically designed for the A330, the Trent 700 has won more than 70 per cent of new orders over the last three years. With more than 300 Trent 700-powered aircraft in service, the engine has accumulated over 13.3 million flying hours.
- 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.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 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 nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment, and to further developing employee skills.
- In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864 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 emissions.
- Annual underlying revenues were £10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at £58.3 billion at 31 December 2009, providing visibility of future levels of activity.