Lufthansa confirms selection of Rolls-Royce Trent 700 for new A330s


Indianapolis (ROLLS ROYCE) - The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 has been selected in a follow-on order to power a fleet of five Airbus A330s ordered by Lufthansa. The deal includes a TotalCare long-term services agreement and is worth around $300 million at list prices.

Deliveries of these new aircraft will begin during the first quarter of 2008.

The Trent 700 has provided consistently reliable service to Lufthansa. Charles Cuddington, Chief Commercial Officer, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, said: "Lufthansa is going through an exciting period of growth in its long-haul operation and we're pleased that they are relying on Rolls-Royce power for this expansion. Receiving a repeat order from Lufthansa is a further endorsement of the Trent 700 and seals our position as the market leading engine maker for widebody aircraft."

Lufthansa currently operates a fleet of 22 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including 10 Airbus A330-300s in operation and 12 A340-600s, plus a further five on order, powered by the Trent 500. The airline also has selected the Trent 900 to power the 15 A380s it has on order

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