CEBU Pacific selects Rolls-Royce TotalCare
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to provide Philippines airline Cebu Pacific with long-term TotalCare® service support for Trent 700 engines on up to eight Airbus A330 aircraft. The contract will be worth up to $280m.
Cebu Pacific will use the aircraft to launch long haul operations in the second half of 2013 and these will be the first Trent engines in the carrier’s fleet.
Announcing the selection today at the Singapore Airshow, Lance Y. Gokongwei, President and Chief Executive, Cebu Pacific, said: “The A330s will enable Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul operations to destinations where large Filipino populations reside, such as Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and the United States. The fleet’s Trent 700s and TotalCare® service support will therefore be important strategic enablers for the expansion of our business.”
Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted Cebu Pacific has put its trust in our market leading Trent engine technology. We are pleased to welcome Cebu to the growing family of Trent operators and look forward to supporting the airline in the next phase of its growth.”
The Trent 700, the only engine specifically designed for the A330, is the market leader for the aircraft, with more than 1,400 in service or on order. It has won more than 75 per cent of new orders over the last three years. More than 90 per cent of Trent engine operators have selected TotalCare® support.
- 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 more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs 40,400 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 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.
- Cebu Pacific operates the most extensive network in the Philippines with 19 international destinations and 33 domestic destinations. CEB's international destinations are Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing (China), Brunei, Busan (Korea), Guangzhou, Hanoi (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul, Korea), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Macau, Osaka (Japan), Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen. The airline operates flights from its hubs in Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao.