LAN Airlines places $2.4bn order for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
One of Latin America’s premier carriers, LAN Airlines S.A, has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power a new fleet of up to 41 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The order, which is the first LAN has placed with Rolls-Royce, covers engines for 26 firm and 15 option aircraft with deliveries commencing in 2012.
In addition, the engines will be supported under a long-term TotalCare® service agreement. The potential value of the engine order and service contract to Rolls-Royce is over $2.4 billion at catalogue prices.
Enrique Cueto, Chief Executive Officer of LAN, said: “Our evaluation proved the Trent solution was ideal for our network. Trent family heritage, combined with sensible introduction of technology, provides LAN the low-risk solution we need to ensure we meet our operational requirements. The services package offered under TotalCare will give us tailored and comprehensive engine support, underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s experience and expertise.”
Mark King, President - Civil Aerospace, at Rolls-Royce commented: “We are delighted to welcome LAN as a new customer to the growing list of Trent operators and to be in a position to help them achieve their plans for international growth.”
The Trent 1000 is the launch engine for all versions of the 787 Dreamliner, which enters service in 2008. The engine has, like all Trents before, achieved on-time certification from the airworthiness authorities for all variants of the 787 and continues to set the pace on the 787 programme - first engine to run and first engine to be certified.
Including business yet to be announced, orders have been placed for over 600 Trent 1000 engines by 19 operators and five leasing companies – approximately half the Boeing 787 customers who have made an engine decision. For more information about the Trent 1000, visit www.rolls-royce.com/trent1000
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