Rolls-Royce wins Trent 700 order from Cathay Pacific

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order from Cathay Pacific for Trent 700 engines to power 15 Airbus A330 aircraft. The contract includes a TotalCare® long-term service agreement.

Cathay Pacific is Rolls-Royce’s largest Trent 700 customer and today’s announcement brings the total number of Trent 700-powered A330s in service and on order to more than 60, all supported by TotalCare®.

Tony Tyler, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific, said: “The Trent 700 has demonstrated its ability to deliver both environmental and efficiency benefits and its long term service programmes have allowed us to maximise availability of our fleet. We are pleased to select both for our latest aircraft.”

Mark King, Rolls-Royce President - Civil Aerospace, said: “This order continues our strong partnership with Cathay Pacific. The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the A330 and I am delighted that Cathay Pacific, the original launch customer for the engine and its largest operator, continues to see the advantages of our technology and TotalCare® support.”

More than 1,300 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order. The engine has captured more than 75 per cent of orders for the A330 in the last three years. More than 90 per cent of Trent engines in service have TotalCare® support.

In January Rolls-Royce announced long term maintenance support business from Cathay Pacific to provide TotalCare® support for Trent 700 engines that power eight A330 aircraft and an enhanced engine refurbishment programme for RB211-524 engines that power existing Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

TotalCare® long-term service agreements, in place on 90 per cent of Trent engines, are designed to minimise customer financial risk and enhance operational performance and reliability, allowing operators to concentrate on their core business.

  1. Cathay Pacific also operates 17 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Trent 800 engines and has ordered 30 Airbus A350XWB aircraft powered by the Trent XWB engine.
  2. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  3. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,500 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  4. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £59.2 billion at 31 December 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  5. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  6. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  7. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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