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Singapore Airlines powers ahead with latest Rolls-Royce Trent


Rolls-Royce announced today that it had secured agreement with Singapore Airlines to supply the latest version of its Trent engine series for a new fleet of 20 Airbus A350 XWB twinjets.

The value of the business, involving Trent XWB engines, is $800 million at list prices. In addition, the engines will be maintained by Rolls-Royce through a 12-year TotalCare services agreement. Deliveries will take place between 2013 and 2015.

The Trent XWB is the only engine offered on the A350 XWB twinjet. A single version, with a thrust range of 75,000 – 95,000lb, will be capable of powering all variants of the new aircraft.

Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, said: “The strong relationship between Singapore Airlines and Rolls-Royce continues to grow with this latest demonstration of confidence in the Trent engine series. Singapore Airlines has a deserved reputation for world-class customer service, and we are committed to providing the highest quality of equipment and services to help them sustain that position.”

Singapore Airlines currently operates 58 Boeing 777s powered by Trent 800 engines, and five Airbus A340-500s with the Trent 500. As launch customer for the Trent 900-powered A380, it will take delivery of its first aircraft later this year. A fourth Trent variant, the Trent 700, has been selected by the airline for 19 A330 twinjets.

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