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Flyglobespan selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 for long-haul expansion


UK low-cost airline, Flyglobespan, has selected the Trent 1000 to power the two Boeing 787 Dreamliners it is leasing from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). This is a first-time Trent order from the airline.

The Trent 1000s will be covered by a long-term TotalCare services agreement, worth $100 million, under which Rolls-Royce will manage engine support and maintenance on behalf of Flyglobespan for an agreed dollar rate per flying hour.

The Trent-powered 787s will be delivered from 2010 and will enable the airline to grow its long-haul route network.

Tom Dalrymple, Chairman of Flyglobespan, said: "We’re proud to operate a modern fleet of aircraft that minimise any environmental impact and we were very conscious of this when making our engine selection for the 787. The fact that the Trent 1000 clearly beats all current and proposed environmental legislation was a deciding factor, especially during a phase when we’re expanding our network.”

Dominic Horwood, Director – Boeing Programmes at Rolls-Royce added: “The Trent 1000 was designed to meet the needs of our customers and, supported by TotalCare, it is the ideal solution for operators that want to minimise lifecycle costs while maximising revenue opportunities. We’re delighted to welcome Flyglobespan to the expanding Trent family.”

The first pair of Trent 1000s has been shipped by Rolls-Royce for installation on the initial 787. As launch engine for the new Dreamliner, the Trent 1000 will power the aircraft’s first flight later this year.

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