Rolls-Royce wins Trent 900 contract from Asiana Airlines

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a contract for Trent 900 engines to power six Airbus A380 aircraft from Asiana Airlines. The order includes a TotalCare® long-term service agreement.

Asiana Airlines, based in Seoul, South Korea, will take delivery of these aircraft in 2014, marking its first Rolls-Royce powered aircraft to enter service. Asiana Airlines has previously ordered Trent XWB engines for 30 firm and 10 option A350 XWB aircraft.

Yong Wook Lee, Senior Vice President Legal Affairs and Purchasing, Asiana Airlines, said: “This contract, to power a significant addition to our fleet, strengthens our important relationship with Rolls-Royce. The Trent 900 will offer us economic benefits and will be combined with TotalCare® support that will maximise the reliability of our Airbus A380s.”

Jim Sheard, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very pleased that Asiana has put their trust in Trent 900 technology that will deliver significant operational and environmental benefits. This confirms the Trent 900 as the true market leader and engine of choice for the majority of A380 operators and marks a further deepening of our relationship with Asiana Airlines as we work to support their fleet expansion.”

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines have now been selected to power the Airbus A380 by 10 out of 15 airlines.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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