Rolls Royce International - Icelandair selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 for Boeing 787s

Icelandair, part of FL Group, has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The order, potentially worth up to US$650 million at list prices, is for engines to power two firm aircraft, plus up to five purchase rights, and includes a lifetime TotalCare® maintenance agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2010.

Jón Karl Ólafsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Icelandair, said: "Rolls-Royce has provided a solution which is clearly the best option for Icelandair. We are confident the Trent 1000 will deliver competitive cost of ownership with strong reliability levels and, through TotalCare, will be supported by the most comprehensive maintenance service available in the industry today.”

Nick Devall, Executive Vice President, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, added: “The partnership of the Boeing 787 and the Trent 1000 will enable Icelandair to grow its international route network while offering world-best levels of technical efficiency and operating economics. This selection marks the continuation of a long and fruitful relationship between Icelandair and Rolls-Royce.”

Firm orders have now been placed for 87 Trent 1000-powered Boeing 787s. The engine has also been selected by launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways), Air New Zealand, Northwest Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and newly formed leasing company, LCAL.

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