Cebu Pacific has formally signed a contract with
Rolls-Royce to provide long-term TotalCare service support for its
Trent 700 engines on up to eight Airbus A330 aircraft.
contract is worth up to $280m. President of the Philippines,
Benigno S. Aquino III, witnessed the contract signing during an official visit to the UK.
At the signing, Lance Y.
Gokongwei, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cebu Pacific,
said, “We are delighted to sign this contract with TotalCare
for our Airbus A330s. CEB's fleet expansion will enable us to
launch long-haul operations and serve markets outside Asia
Pacific, including those in Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and
the United States. The level of support offered by Rolls-Royce
through the TotalCare package will further enhance our
Cebu Pacific first announced the intention to
select TotalCare in February 2012. The company will use the leased
A330s to begin long-haul operations in the second half of 2013 and
these aircraft will represent the first Trent engines in the
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20
Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft
has an average age of 3.6 years. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific
will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo
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