Indianapolis (ROLLS-ROYCE) - Rolls-Royce confirmed today that Hainan Airlines Group Company Ltd. has ordered 50 Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce AE 3007 engine. The order is potentially worth more than $500 million. Deliveries are due to start in 2007.
The agreement is for more than 100 engines and includes a long-term "TotalCare" services agreement.
Ian Aitken, President, Rolls-Royce Corporate & Regional Aircraft said: "This order is an important affirmation of the global potential for regional aircraft, particularly in expanding markets such as Asia. The AE 3007 engine, with its 10-year history of reliability on the ERJ 145 aircraft will serve this region well. We are proud that Hainan, which became part of the Rolls-Royce family in July when it selected the Trent 700 for seven A330s, has added to its fleet of Rolls-Royce engines."
Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 1,900 AE 3007 engines to Embraer since the ERJ145 entered service in 1996. The fleet has accumulated more than 19 million hours, and the same number of cycles.