Gulf Air signs $100m deal with Rolls-Royce
Manama, January 16, 2014
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, today signed a five-year agreement to extend Rolls-Royce TotalCare support for its fleet of six A330 aircraft powered by Trent 700 engines.
The agreement worth over $100 million extends the previous five-year agreement that was signed in 2009.
Gulf Air acting chief executive officer Maher Salman Al Musallam and Andrew Harper, Rolls-Royce, vice president - customers, civil large engines, signed the agreement today at the 2014 Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir Airbase.
Gulf Air’s acting chief technical officer Jamal Hashim and Rolls-Royce sales director Edward Coxon were also present at the signing.
Al Musallam said: “We are happy to extend our agreement with Rolls-Royce thanks to the support offered by TotalCare over the past 14 years. In addition to maximising engine availability, essential towards meeting high fleet utilization targets, TotalCare also allows and provides forward visibility of service costs, facilitating tighter fiscal control, increasingly important as Gulf Air transitions from a period of restructuring to one of development.”
Harper said: “We are pleased Gulf Air is extending TotalCare with us and continues to see value in our support services. We look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with the airline.” - TradeArabia News Service