Rolls-Royce wins Trent 700 engine order from Garuda Indonesia
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order from Garuda Indonesia Airlines for Trent 700 engines to power 11 Airbus A330 aircraft. The contract includes long-term TotalCare® service support.
The order confirms an announcement made by the airline in April of its intention to purchase Rolls-Royce engines.
Emirsyah Satar, Chief Executive Officer, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, said: "We have always been very impressed with the Trent 700’s performance in technical and economic terms. We look forward to further expanding our fleet with the support of Rolls-Royce."
Nick Devall, Rolls-Royce, Chief Commercial Officer – Civil Aerospace, said: "We are delighted that Garuda Indonesia Airlines, a valued customer, has again put its trust in our industry-leading technology and support services as part of its plans for continued growth. This order underscores the market-leading position of the Trent 700."
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.
Garuda Indonesia Airlines will have 24 A330 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines by 2015.
- 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 over 40,000 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.
About Garuda Indonesia:
- Garuda Indonesia is Indonesia’s national carrier and currently operates 92 aircraft, serving 18 international and 32 domestic destinations.
- As part of its transformation initiatives, Garuda Indonesia is now implementing "Quantum Leap", a programme that includes the revitalisation of its existing fleet and the introduction of "The Garuda Indonesia Experience", the carrier’s service concept that offers a uniquely Indonesian service.
- Garuda Indonesia will continue to invest in enhancing its service offerings to become a five-star carrier and operate 194 aircraft by 2015.