Rolls-Royce announced here on Thursday that the Hainan Airlines Group has selected its Trent 700 engine to power a new fleet of five Airbus A330s in a deal worth 250 million U.S. dollars, including a long-term TotalCare services agreement.
"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." Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President, Customer Business Mick Forey said at the 2006 Farnborough International Airshow in southern England.
Hainan Airlines Group Vice Chairman Wang Jian 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." added he.
According to Rolls-Royce, deliveries will begin in November 2007. The selection of the Trent 700 ensures that Rolls-Royce maintains its 100 percent record of powering all A330s in China's mainland and Hong Kong with a fifth campaign win in a row.
The Trent 700, which belongs to a family of high-bypass turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce, has captured 41 percent of the market on the Airbus A330.
Rolls-Royce, which has had a presence in China for more than 40 years, is a well-known global company providing power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air. The company has established a balanced business, with leading positions in civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy markets, where its core technology can be applied over a broad range of products and services.
Rolls-Royce powered aircraft are currently operating with 10 Chinese airlines, including those based in Hong Kong and Macao. And it has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian and Hong Kong, and recently opened a new marine facility in Shanghai.