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Lufthansa confirms selection of Rolls-Royce Trent 700 for new A330s


26 October 2006 - The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 has been selected in a follow-on order to power a fleet of five Airbus A330s ordered by Lufthansa. The deal includes a TotalCare® long-term services agreement and is worth around $300 million at list prices.

Deliveries of these new aircraft will begin during the first quarter of 2008.

The Trent 700 has provided consistently reliable service to Lufthansa. Charles Cuddington, Chief Commercial Officer, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, said: “Lufthansa is going through an exciting period of growth in its long-haul operation and we’re pleased that they are relying on Rolls-Royce power for this expansion. Receiving a repeat order from Lufthansa is a further endorsement of the Trent 700 and seals our position as the market leading engine maker for widebody aircraft.”

Lufthansa currently operates a fleet of 22 Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including 10 Airbus A330-300s in operation and 12 A340-600s, plus a further five on order, powered by the Trent 500. The airline also has selected the Trent 900 to power the 15 A380s it has on order.

Notes to editors

1. The Trent 700 is the market leader on the A330 with a 40 per cent share of orders and 32 customers and operators. It was the first Rolls-Royce Trent to enter service in March 1995 with Cathay Pacific.
2. The A330-200, powered by two 72,000lb thrust Trent 700 engines, is capable of carrying 260 passengers up to 6,650 nautical miles.
3. TotalCare agreements, tailored for individual customers, offer a range of services extending to aspects of support such as provision of lease engines, as well as repair and overhaul. Rolls-Royce takes full responsibility for care of the engine fleet in return for payment by the customer of an agreed dollar rate per flying hour.
4. Rolls-Royce and Lufthansa have launched a 50/50 joint venture engine overhaul, N3 Engine Overhaul Services (N3EOS), located near Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany. Once operational, the €100 million facility will be one of the largest and most modern aero-engine maintenance facilities in Europe, servicing Trent 500, 700 and 900 engines of Lufthansa as well as other European, North American and African airlines.


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