Rolls-Royce and AviancaTaca sign Trent 700 agreement
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide Trent 700 engines to AviancaTaca for four Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement includes Rolls-Royce TotalCare® long-term engine services and support.
The aircraft will be acquired by AviancaTaca and operated by its subsidiary, Tampa-Cargo. The aircraft will establish Tampa-Cargo as the first A330 freight operator in Latin America. The MOU is subject to final contractual agreement.
Fabio Villegas, President and CEO, AviancaTaca, said: “We were the first operator to bring the Trent 700 into passenger service in Latin America. This latest agreement marks a significant element in our plans to further strengthen our presence as we become the first A330 freight operator in the region.”
Peter Turner, Rolls-Royce, Civil Aerospace Vice President – Customer Business, said: “The Trent 700 is the most fuel efficient, cleanest and quietest engine for the Airbus A330 and has become the engine of choice for both passenger and freight operators. The combination of Trent engine technology and comprehensive TotalCare® support will deliver significant benefits for AviancaTaca.”
AviancaTaca currently operates seven passenger Trent 700-powered A330s, with three more to be delivered next year.
The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and is the most fuel efficient, cleanest and quietest engine for the aircraft.
More than 1,400 Trent 700 engines are now in service or on firm order and in the last three years the engine has captured more than 75 per cent of orders.
- 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.
- 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 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- 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 £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.