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Rolls Royce : Trent 700 Engines selected by MEA

05/29/2015 | 12:10pm US/Eastern
Friday, 29 May 2015

Rolls-Royce has been selected by MEA (Middle East Airlines-Air Liban) to supply Trent 700 engines and TotalCare® service support for an additional Airbus A330 aircraft

The airline, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary has ordered Rolls-Royce powered aircraft over the last 50 years, dating back to Dart-powered Viscount aircraft. MEA has operated Trent 700 engines since 2003 and they currently power a total of four aircraft.

The Trent 700 delivers the best performance, fuel burn, emissions and noise compliance, resulting in market leadership on the aircraft. The engine has won more than 60 per cent of new orders over the last three years, and accounts for a similar percentage on future A330 deliveries. In the A330 freighter market, the Trent 700 now accounts for 90 per cent of aircraft in service and on order.

More than 1,500 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order, making it the largest in-service Trent engine.

Mohamad A. El-Hout, MEA, Chairman-Director General, said: "We are pleased to select the Trent 700 once again on the basis of the performance and reliability we have already seen in service."

Matt Kite, Rolls-Royce, Vice President - Customer Business, Civil Large Engines, said: "We welcome MEA's continued confidence in the Trent 700 and look forward to delivering an engine that offers outstanding economics and is the clear market leader on this aircraft. We celebrate both MEA's anniversary and our own 50-year relationship with them."

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
  1. Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash - improving financial performance.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014.
  5. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Bill O'Sullivan
Civil Aerospace Communications
Rolls-Royce plc
Tel +44 1332 246162
Email bill.osullivan@rolls-royce.com

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