Norwegian selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and $450 million services package

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Norwegian has selected Trent 1000 engines from Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, to power nine Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has also signed a $450m Rolls-Royce TotalCare® long-term engine services contract. This is the first time Norwegian has selected Rolls-Royce engines.

The order takes the total number of airlines that have selected the Trent 1000 to 21. Rolls-Royce has been chosen for six of the last seven Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine selections.

The Trent 1000, specifically designed and optimised for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will power the aircraft’s first passenger service with All Nippon Airways later this year. The engine also powered the first flight of the aircraft in December 2009.

Dan Pedley, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Customer Business - Europe, said: “This order begins what I firmly believe will be a very strong partnership between Rolls-Royce and Norwegian. We are delighted the airline will be joining our family of Trent operators, selecting world-leading technology and support.”

Tore Jenssen, Fleet Manager, Norwegian, said: “I am delighted that we will operate Trent technology. The Trent 1000 has demonstrated world-class fuel burn, and its proven Trent family performance retention delivers this benefit longer through life. In addition the TotalCare® long term service agreement will provide us with a comprehensive support and monitoring package, enabling us to better manage costs.”

The Trent 1000 produces the lowest CO2, and is the quietest engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner reinforcing its industry-leading environmental credentials.

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.

The Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliners will enter into service in late 2012 or early 2013.

  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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