Rolls-Royce wins $350m contract from Hawaiian Airlines
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a $350 million contract from Hawaiian Airlines to deliver Trent 700 engines to power five Airbus A330 aircraft. The order includes TotalCare® long-term services support.
The aircraft, to be delivered from 2013 to 2015, will add to the airline’s current fleet of five Trent 700-powered A330s and another 12 to be delivered.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airline’s President and CEO said: “This announcement marks another important milestone in the growth of our business and our long range fleet. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 delivers high levels of operational performance and fuel-efficiency. It is the quietest engine for the Airbus A330 – an important consideration for Hawaiian Airlines.”
Mark King, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very pleased that Hawaiian Airlines has again chosen to place its trust in our world-class engine technology, which is underpinned by comprehensive TotalCare® support. We look forward to continuing to develop our important relationship and helping Hawaiian Airlines maximise the benefits of Rolls-Royce technology.”
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. It now incorporates technology from later generation Trent engines, which has further improved its fuel-efficiency by one per cent.
More than 1,400 Trent 700 engines are now in service or on firm order. In the past three years the engine has captured more than 75 per cent of orders for the A330.
In addition to the current fleet of A330s, the carrier also operates 18 Boeing 717s, powered by the Rolls-Royce BR715 and has six Airbus A350 aircraft on order, which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
- 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.