The Civil Aerospace market continues to grow and develop, challenging Rolls-Royce to adapt and perform in line with customers’ expectations and needs. Asia is now the largest market for passenger aircraft and freighters while North America remains key for business and regional aircraft.
The Group’s overall market share has averaged around 25 per cent in recent years. In the widebody sector Rolls-Royce has been particularly successful with the Trent engine family, taking a 50 per cent market share. Trent aero engines lead the way on the Airbus A330, Boeing 777, Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, while the Trent XWB is currently the exclusive engine option for the Airbus A350 XWB.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is a key Rolls-Royce customer on a global scale. In 1995, Singapore Airlines (SIA) placed the largest order in the company's history for the supply of Trent 800 engines for its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft. Since then, SIA has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent engines for its fleet of Airbus A340-500s, Boeing 777, and Airbus A380 aircraft. Today nearly 80 per cent of SIA's current fleet in operation is powered by Rolls-Royce engines. The Trent 900 entered service on SIA's new Airbus A380 in October 2007. Most recently, SIA has also ordered the Trent 700 engine for its fleet of 19 leased Airbus A330 aircraft, the Trent 1000 engine for its fleet of 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Trent XWB engines for its fleet of 30 additional A350-900 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce also has strong and long-standing business partnership with SilkAir – the regional subsidiary of SIA.
BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company that provides lease and fleet financing solutions for the airline market, is a Rolls-Royce customer. The company owns seven widebody aircraft, three 777-200ERS and four of the larger 777-300s, all of which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines.
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