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Hainan selection of Trent 700 maintains 100% record for Rolls-Royce on the A330 in China

Seattle (ROLLS ROYCE) - Rolls-Royce announced today at the Farnborough International Airshow that the Hainan Airlines Group has selected the Trent 700 to power a new fleet of five Airbus A330s in a deal worth $250 millon, including a long-term TotalCare® services agreement.

 

Hainan, a new customer for Rolls-Royce, will lease the aircraft from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), in an agreement which is incremental business for Rolls-Royce. The selection of the Trent 700 ensures that Rolls-Royce maintains its 100 per cent record of powering all A330s in mainland China and Hong Kong with a fifth campaign win in a row.

Deliveries will begin in November 2007.

Wang Jian, Vice Chairman of Hainan Airlines Group, said: “It was clear from our evaluation that the Trent 700 will deliver outstanding levels of performance and reliability on our A330s. We welcome this as the start of a broad, long-term relationship with Rolls-Royce which will cover all aspects of our Trent operation.”

Mick Forey, Senior Vice President, Customer Business for Rolls-Royce, added: “Hainan is the fastest growing airline in the world’s fastest growing aviation market. We’re proud to welcome Hainan to the Rolls-Royce family of customers - and at the same time preserve our record of having the Trent 700 on all the 100-plus A330s operating, or on order, in China.”

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