Posted on: 06 April 2011 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power nine Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and has also signed a $450m Rolls-Royce TotalCare long-term engine services contract.
The order is the first Norwegian has places for Rolls-Royce engines and takes the total number of airlines that have selected the Trent 1000 to 21. R-R has been chosen for six of the last seven Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine selections.
“This order begins what I firmly believe will be a very strong partnership between Rolls-Royce and Norwegian. We are delighted the airline will be joining our family of Trent operators, selecting world-leading technology and support,” declared Dan Pedley, Rolls-Royce, vice-president, customer business – Europe.
Tore Jenssen, fleet manager at Norwegian, added, “I am delighted that we will operate Trent technology. The Trent 1000 has demonstrated world-class fuel burn, and its proven Trent family performance retention delivers this benefit longer through life. In addition the TotalCare long term service agreement will provide us with a comprehensive support and monitoring package, enabling us to better manage costs.”
TotalCare long-term service agreements, in place on 90% of Trent engines, are designed to minimise customer financial risk and enhance operational performance and reliability, allowing operators to concentrate on their core business.
The Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliners will enter into service in late 2012 or early 2013.