Rolls-Royce wins $200m engine order from Tunisair
London, November 3, 2010
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order worth $200 million at list prices from Tunisair for Trent 700 engines to power three Airbus A330 aircraft.
The order, the first time the airline has selected Trent engines, also includes a TotalCare long-term service agreement.
Tunisair, the national carrier of Tunisia, had ordered the aircraft in July 2008.
'The Trent 700 will power our A330s which will replace A300-600 aircraft and allow Tunisair to operate new scheduled flights to North America upon delivery from Airbus in 2012,' said Tunisair chairman and chief executive Nabil Chettaoui.
The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and over 1,000 are now in service or on firm order. Rolls-Royce has announced $2.2 billion worth of Trent 700 orders in the last four months alone.
The engine remains the market leader for the aircraft, capturing 75 per cent of orders over the last three years. It offers outstanding levels of performance and delivers the best payload capacity, he added.
'The combination of the Trent 700 and the TotalCare support package will deliver
significant reliability and performance benefits to enhance its operations,' added Metin Oktay, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace vice president Africa.-TradeArabia News Service