Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won its first order from Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways.
The airline has selected Trent 700 engines and TotalCare® long-term service support worth a total of $150m. The engines will power two Airbus A330 aircraft to be delivered in 2012/2013.
Vincent Lin, Chairman, TransAsia Airways, said: “As we enter a new era with our first widebody aircraft, we selected the Trent 700 for its proven performance and payload advantages coupled with the comprehensive maintenance cost assurance that TotalCare® brings. These factors made Rolls-Royce the right choice for TransAsia Airways.”
Phil Harris, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Civil Aerospace, said: “TransAsia Airways is well placed to benefit from growth in the Taiwanese aviation market. We are delighted the airline will be joining our family of Trent operators, selecting market-leading Trent 700 technology and support.”
The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the A330 aircraft and produces the lowest emissions of all engines available on the aircraft. More than 1,300 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order, having captured over 75 per cent of orders in the last three years.
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.