Air China Limited has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power its new fleet of 20 Airbus A330-200 widebody aircraft. Together with a long-term TotalCare™ services agreement for the engines, the total value of the contract is $800 million.
A spokesman for Air China Limited, said: “Air China is very pleased to have reached this agreement with Rolls-Royce. The Trent 700 engine offers outstanding reliability and performance. This order marks the beginning of a much closer relationship between Air China and Rolls-Royce.”
Mike Terrett, President – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, said: “This is a significant decision by China’s flag carrier. Not only does it mark the first appearance of the Trent engine in Air China’s colours, it also strengthens our presence in the world’s fastest growing aerospace market. As the most powerful engine on the A330, the Trent 700 will provide Air China with excellent performance from more demanding airports such as Lhasa. This order is a welcome expression of confidence in Rolls-Royce.”
Source ; http://www.rolls-royce.com/media/showPR.jsp?PR_ID=40217
[Edited 2005-06-13 22:19:32]