Rolls-Royce has been selected by SAUDIA, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, to provide long-term TotalCare® engine service support, worth US$1.3 billion, for 20 Airbus A330 Regional aircraft. The company also announced in May that it had been selected by Middle East Airlines to supply Trent 700 engines and TotalCare® service support for an additional Airbus A330 aircraft to the four already powered by Rolls-Royce.
This comes on the back of the confirmation in May, that Rolls-Royce had won its largest ever order, worth $9.2bn, to provide Trent 900 engines and TotalCare® service support to Emirates. The Rolls-Royce engines will power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft that will enter service from 2016.
Sir Tim Clark, Emirates Airline, President, said: ‘Rolls-Royce is a key partner for Emirates and we have been impressed with its commitment to continual improvements in the economic and operational performance of the Trent 900. These improvements have been decisive factors in our selection of the product for 50 of our A380s.
‘Today’s announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe.’