Skymark Selects Trent 900 Engines for A380

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 16 September 2011

Rolls-Royce has signed a letter of intent with the Japanese carrier, Skymark Airlines, to provide Trent 900 engines to power six Airbus A380 aircraft, including TotalCare long-term engine service and support. The aircraft will enter into service in 2014.

Trent 900 engines powered the very first A380 to enter service in 2007 and have now been selected by 11 of 16 airlines who have ordered the aircraft.

Shinichi Nishikubo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skymark, said, Skymark has been evaluating the engines for the A380 since it decided to order the A380 in November 2010. As a result, Skymark came to the conclusion that the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 has superior fuel burn, reliability, economic efficiency and aftermarket support. This is why Skymark concluded that the Trent 900 is the most suitable engine for its operation."

Jim Sheard, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President Civil Aerospace, added, Skymark is a new customer for Rolls-Royce and we are very pleased that they have put their trust in our leading edge engine technology and TotalCare support. This latest order, from a new customer, confirms the Trent 900 as the true market leader and engine of choice for the majority of A380 operators.

The Trent 900 is currently in service with three airlines and has been selected by all A380 customers who have made engine selection decisions this year.

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