Rolls-Royce congratulates ANA and Boeing on a year of Dreamliner service with exceptional engine performance

Friday, 2 November 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has congratulated Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Boeing on one year of 787 Dreamliner revenue service. Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have powered more than 9,000 flights, achieving outstanding reliability.

The Trent 1000 has delivered a despatch reliability of more than 99.9 per cent, meaning less than one in 1000 flights has experienced a delayed departure due to an engine issue. It has also delivered 100 per cent in-flight reliability.

John Griffiths, Trent 1000 Programme Director, Rolls-Royce, said: "Last year, ANA won two Flightstats On-time Performance Service Awards and we are proud to have helped maintain the airline's reputation for on-time service during the 787 Dreamliner's entry into service.  We congratulate ANA on the smooth introduction of its Dreamliners and look forward to continuing to work closely with the airline as the fleet continues to grow."

Trent 1000 in-service reliability has been achieved in a busy service environment, with ANA's Dreamliners averaging around 50 flights a day, a timetable requiring rapid turnaround times and high reliability.

Hiroyuki Ito, ANA's Senior Executive Vice-President – Engineering and Maintenance, said:"The Trent 1000 has provided excellent performance in service on the 787 Dreamliner. We are proud of our smooth entry into service and this has been achieved through close co-operation with both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. We look forward to the Trent 1000 continuing its record for reliability as our fleet continues to grow." 

The Trent 1000 powered the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's first flight in December 2009 and entered service with ANA on October 26, 2011. ANA currently has 15 Dreamliners in service and 51 on order.

The engine, the quietest and most efficient available on the 787 Dreamliner, has been selected in 8 of the last 10 engine competitions for this aircraft and now has a total of 24 customers.

Rolls-Royce is committed to continual improvement of the Trent engine family and the Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology), which will deliver a reduction in specific fuel consumption (SFC) of up to three per cent, compared with the Trent 1000s in service today. It will be certified to 76,000lb of thrust, but with the capability to deliver 78,000lb,

  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 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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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