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Rolls-Royce signs Trent 500 Totalcare extension with South African Airways


Rolls-Royce today announced that South African Airways has signed an extension to its existing Trent 500 TotalCare® long-term services agreement to cover an additional three Airbus A340-600 aircraft leased from ILFC.

This new contract is worth around $100 million and expands a previous 10-year agreement that was signed in 2001 covering the other six A340s operated by South African Airways. The airline’s entire fleet of nine A340-600s is now covered by a comprehensive TotalCare agreement.

This new deal was celebrated as the Trent 500 fleet passed half a million hours in service with South African Airways. During this time, the engines have logged over 100 million kilometres and 60,000 landing and take-off cycles.

Robyn Chalmers, SAA Head Group Corporate Affairs, said: “We are proud to have built such a strong relationship with Rolls-Royce. We have great confidence in their product and look forward to the next step in this partnership.”

Andrew Ross, Sales Director – Africa for Rolls-Royce, added: "South African Airways is already experiencing the benefits which TotalCare brings to its operations. As the engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce is best placed to provide this service, and this announcement reflects SAA’s satisfaction with the way the fleet is managed.”

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