Indianapolis (ROLLS ROYCE) - Singapore Airlines has today announced its selection of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power a new fleet of 19 leased Airbus A330-300 twinjets. The deal also includes a TotalCare® long-term services agreement.
Deliveries of these new aircraft will begin in early 2009, and will mark the entry into service of the fourth Trent family variant in Singapore Airline’s fleet.
The airline selected the Trent 700 following a detailed evaluation of all engines available on the A330.
Sir John Rose, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, said: “Singapore Airlines is a key customer for us and we’re obviously very pleased at the confidence they have shown in the Trent engine family with the selection of the Trent 700, their fourth variant. This will further strengthen our relationship with one of the world’s leading airlines and helps to reconfirm our position as the number one large engine manufacturer on next-generation widebodies.”
The Trent 700 is the cleanest and quietest engine for the A330 and meets all current and proposed legislation on environmental targets.
Singapore Airlines currently operates a fleet of 63 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including five Airbus A340-500s and 58 Boeing 777s, powered by the Trent 500 and Trent 800 respectively. The airline also has 10 Trent 900-powered A380s on order.