Rolls-Royce, Emirates in $340m service deal
Dubai, December 13, 2007
Emirates airline has signed a long-term TotalCare services agreement valued at $340 million covering fleet management of the carrier’s Trent 500 engines with Rolls-Royce.
The contract relates to 10 Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A340-500 aircraft.
Adel Al-Redha, Emirates’ executive vice-president – Engineering and Operations, said: "TotalCare provides us with a complete engine management solution that is specifically tailored to our operation, and allows Emirates to more accurately forecast engine maintenance cost.”
Mick Forey, senior vice-president – Airlines at Rolls-Royce, added: “Airlines are increasingly understanding the benefits that TotalCare agreements bring to their business. This contract further strengthens our relationship with Emirates as it will enable us to offer an even greater level of support to their operations.”
At the Dubai Airshow last month, Emirates placed an order worth $8.4 billion for Trent XWB engines for up to 120 Airbus A350 XWBs. These engines will also be covered by a long-term maintenance agreement.
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. - TradeArabia News Service