Rolls-Royce in $200m Trent deal

AERO-ENGINE maker Rolls-Royce yesterday won a $200m (£122m) order from Turkish Airlines for Trent 700 engines to power three Airbus A330 freighter aircraft.

The contract includes a TotalCare long-term service agreement. The aircraft, which will be delivered between 2012-2014, are in addition to two Rolls-Royce powered A330 freighters previously ordered, one of which is now in service.

Turkish Airlines now has a total of 16 Rolls-Royce powered A330 passenger and freighter aircraft in service or on order to support its growth strategy.

More than 1,300 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order. In 2010, Rolls-Royce won 11 of the 12 A330 engine campaigns that were announced.

Nick Devall, Rolls-Royce chief commercial officer of civil aerospace, said: “The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the A330 and delivers significant payload benefits in operation. Following our flawless entry into service last year, I look forward to our relationship continuing to develop.”