Oman Air orders Rolls-Royce engines for new Airbus
Muscat, July 8, 2013
Oman Air has placed an order for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power the three Airbus' it currently has on order.
The Trent 700 is the market leading engine for the Airbus A330, and powers seven aircraft of the airline's existing fleet. The order also includes long-term TotalCare service support, said a statement.
Salim Al Kindy, chief technical officer, said: “Our evaluations found the Trent 700 to be the best solution for our fleet and that it will provide leading environmental performance, with low emissions, noise and fuel burn.”
“Furthermore, Rolls-Royce TotalCare service support provides us with the ability to maximise aircraft availability and manage servicing cost, enabling us to plan effectively and ensure that our reputation for outstanding passenger service is strengthened,” he said.
The engine model is specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and over 1,400 Trent 700 engines are currently either in service or on order, said the statement.
Oman Air is currently undergoing a expansion programme, which will see its current fleet of 30, increased by a further 11 aircraft, it said. - TradeArabia News Service
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