Posted on: 19 June 2019 by Glenn Sands
The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine will power 16 new Airbus A330neo aircraft for Philippines-based low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific. In addition, Rolls-Royce will also provide the airline with its flagship TotalCare® long-term aftercare service to maximise aircraft availability.
“We are delighted to welcome the Trent 7000 engine into our fleet as it powers our new A330neo widebody aircraft,” said Lance Gokongwei, president and CEO, Cebu Pacific. “This selection will allow us to achieve significant savings on fuel consumption and help lower our operating costs. More importantly, it will help reduce our environmental footprint, enabling us to operate flights more sustainably.
Cebu Pacific is the leading carrier in the Philippines. Founded in 1996, it’s one of the largest budget airlines in Asia. It operates flights to over 60 destinations from its operational hubs across the region. The new aircraft are the latest in its expanding fleet to be powered by Rolls-Royce, with the Trent 700, which already equip its A330s.
“This selection by Cebu Pacific is a great endorsement of the A330neo and Trent 7000, and truly demonstrates the Power of Trent,” said Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, president – Civil Aerospace. “The Trent 7000 is gathering great momentum in the marketplace; its 12%-less-fuel-burn per trip, when compared with prior generation engines, as well as substantial noise reduction are significant factors in its success. We look forward to supporting Cebu Pacific as these new aircraft enter service.”