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Hainan selection of Trent 700 maintains 100 per cent record for Rolls-Royce on the A330 in China


20 July 2006, Rolls-Royce announced today at the Farnborough International Airshow that the Hainan Airlines Group has selected the Trent 700 to power a new fleet of five Airbus A330s in a deal worth $250 millon, including a long-term TotalCare® services agreement.

Hainan, a new customer for Rolls-Royce, will lease the aircraft from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), in an agreement which is incremental business for Rolls-Royce. The selection of the Trent 700 ensures that Rolls-Royce maintains its 100 per cent record of powering all A330s in mainland China and Hong Kong with a fifth campaign win in a row.

Deliveries will begin in November 2007.

Wang Jian, Vice Chairman of Hainan Airlines Group, 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.”

Mick Forey, Senior Vice President, Customer Business for Rolls-Royce, added: “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.”

Notes to editors

Caption for photograph: Wang Jian, Vice Chairman of Hainan Airlines Group, and Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Group, sign an agreement for Rolls-Royce to supply Trent 700 engines for Hainan’s A330 fleet.

1. The Trent 700 is the market leader on the A330 with a 44 per cent share of orders and 30 customers and operators.
2. Rolls-Royce powered aircraft are currently operating with ten Chinese airlines, including those based in the Hong Kong and Macao SARs.
3. China, where Rolls-Royce has had a presence for more than 40 years, is a significant market for the company’s aviation, marine and energy products, and a manufacturing partner of growing importance. Rolls-Royce has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian and Hong Kong, and recently opened a new marine facility in Shanghai. The company is also involved in two joint ventures – Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL) in Hong Kong, and Xian Rolls-Royce Aerocomponents (XRA) in Xian.
4. Rolls-Royce is working with the CAAC on the Senior Executives ‘Top 300’ development programme, which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the signing of a 10-year extension.

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