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Iberia confirms Rolls-Royce Trent 500 with TotalCare® for additional A340s


Rolls-Royce today announced that Iberia has placed an order for Trent 500s for an additional three firm and three option Airbus A340-600s with deliveries commencing in 2009. Including a TotalCare® long-term services agreement, the value of this business is potentially worth $600 million at list prices.

This follow-on order could see Iberia’s Trent-powered A340-600 fleet grow to a total of 19 aircraft, if all the options are exercised.

Fernando Conte, Chairman and CEO of Iberia, said: “The Trent 500-powered A340-600 is the flagship of our long-haul fleet and is, therefore a key part, of our operation. The engine has demonstrated its capability and, combined with a comprehensive TotalCare package, is a perfect fit for our growing fleet.”

Steve Redden, Senior Vice President - Europe at Rolls-Royce, added: "Follow-on orders are a clear and welcome endorsement of both our products and services strategy. We are delighted that Iberia is expanding its Trent 500 fleet.”

In line with the commitment of Rolls-Royce to reduce environmental impact, the low noise and low pollution attributes of the Trent 500 meet all current and planned legislation.

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Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.

The Trent 500 is the sole powerplant on growth versions of the four-engined A340, which began commercial operations in 2002. It has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of the aircraft, with thrusts ranging from 53,000 lb to 56,000 lb.

Nineteen customers have ordered 156 Trent 500-powered A340s. The Trent 500 has unparalleled service experience with nearly six million engine flying hours accumulated in just over five years of operation.

TotalCare, tailored for individual operators, offers a range of services from Rolls-Royce covering all aspects of asset management in support of its Civil Aerospace products. Building on the company’s knowledge, experience and infrastructure, these services include elements such as predictive maintenance, logistics management, and global repair and overhaul offerings. TotalCare can remove uncertainties from engine management and improve operational reliability for operators through a mutually aligned business relationship.

Rolls-Royce strives constantly to improve the environmental impact of its products. Each year the company, in collaboration with its partners, invests around £750 million on research and development, two thirds of which is directed towards reducing noise and emissions.

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