Singapore Airlines became the first operator to select four Trent engine variants when it chose the Trent 700 to power a new fleet of Airbus A330s.
These engines, along with the airline's Trent 800s for its Boeing 777 fleet, will be managed through TotalCare®. These TotalCare service agreements are tailored to meet the requirements of individual customers and include a range of support services, from fleet management to repair and overhaul. Rolls-Royce takes full responsibility for the care of the engine fleet.
The defence aerospace Operations Centre in Bristol, which is the focal point of our rapidly expanding military engine aftermarket business, passed a major milestone when it moved to 24/7 operations in 2006. Since its opening, the centre has provided operational support across a range of military programmes, giving advice and guidance to our customers worldwide as well as to Rolls-Royce personnel deployed in customer operations. The centre has established itself as a key enabler for the growth of the defence aftermarket business, increasing engine operational availability and producing significant benefits for Rolls-Royce customers.
A contract worth AUS$50 million was signed with the Australian Navy by a Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root team, to reduce ship costs for the Australian Department of Defence. The services include improved logistics management and total ship maintenance, faster response on day-to-day engineering issues and the management of equipment obsolescence.
As part of the BP North Sea initiative, Rolls-Royce is providing support from its Aberdeen service centre under a five year long-term service agreement. Working collaboratively with BP, we aim to deliver excellent reliability and optimised availability for 16 gas turbine packages. The definition and execution of maintenance strategies, each tailored to different platform requirements, is already achieving results with multimillion pound production benefits delivered to BP in 2006.