Rolls-Royce has won a contract from Asiana
Airlines for Trent 900 engines to power six
Airbus A380 aircraft. The order includes a TotalCare long-term
Asiana Airlines, based in Seoul, South Korea,
will take delivery of these aircraft in 2014, marking its first
Rolls-Royce powered aircraft to enter service.
Asiana Airlines has
previously ordered Trent XWB engines for 30 firm and 10 option
A350 XWB aircraft.
Yong Wook Lee, Senior Vice President Legal
Affairs and Purchasing, Asiana Airlines, said, “This contract, to
power a significant addition to our fleet, strengthens our
important relationship with Rolls-Royce. The Trent 900 will offer
us economic benefits and will be combined with TotalCare support
that will maximise the reliability of our Airbus A380s.”
Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines have now been
selected to power Airbus A380 by 10 out of 15 airlines.
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