Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an
order worth $280m, at list prices, from Avianca, part of
the AviancaTaca group, for Trent 700 engines to power four
Airbus A330 freighter aircraft. The contract includes
long-term TotalCare® services support.
The order confirms a Memorandum of Understanding announced
in November 2011.
The four A330s will be operated by AviancaTaca subsidiary
Tampa Cargo, which will establish Tampa Cargo as the first
A330 freight operator in Latin America.
The AviancaTaca group currently operates seven passenger
Trent 700-powered A330s, with another three of the aircraft
on firm order.
Fabio Villegas, President and CEO, AviancaTaca, said:
"The Trent 700 is the most fuel efficient, cleanest
and quietest engine for the Airbus A330 and we are pleased
to extend the engine's use to freight operations in the
Peter Turner, Rolls-Royce, Civil Aerospace Vice President -
Customer Business, said: "The Trent 700 continues to
be the most popular choice for Airbus A330 operators who
want a reliable and cost-effective engine solution. We look
forward to building on our already successful relationship
The Trent 700, the only engine specifically designed for
the Airbus A330, is the market leader for the aircraft,
with more than 1,400 in service or on order. More than 90%
of Trent engine operators have selected TotalCare support.
In June AviancaTaca joined the Star Alliance airline
network. Rolls-Royce powers 60 per cent of the Alliance's
current and future widebody aircraft.
Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power
systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the
air, and has established a strong position in global
markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine
As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad
customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000
corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter
operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine
customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in
more than 80 countries.
Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011,
of which more than half came from the provision of
services. The firm and announced order book stood at
£62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility
of future levels of activity.
Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices,
manufacturing and service facilities in over 50
countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are
In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research
and development, two thirds of which had the objective
of further improving the environmental performance of
its products, in particular reducing emissions.
Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University
Technology Centres, which connect the company's
engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and
graduate recruitment and to further developing employee