Emirates pens US$2.2bn maintenance deal
Rolls-Royce has won a US$2.2 billion ‘TotalCare’ long term services contract from Emirates, covering Trent engines for 70 Airbus A350XWB aircraft. The agreement will bring the airline’s Rolls-Royce powered fleet of 128 aircraft, in service and on order, under TotalCare arrangements.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said; “Emirates’ 70 A350XWB aircraft on order will play an important role in our growth when they come online in the next few years. This TotalCare contract with Rolls-Royce is an important step in ensuring our A350XWB engine life cycle costs are managed effectively and maintained to the highest standards. Already current users of TotalCare, we look forward to maintaining this relationship with Rolls-Royce to drive additional operational improvements.”
Mark King, Rolls-Royce, President of Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted to sign this contract with Emirates, a valued customer with three Trent engine family members already in service. With this contract all of Emirates’ Rolls-Royce powered fleet are, or will be, supported by TotalCare packages that add significant value and allow customers to optimise their operations.”
TotalCare long term service agreements, in place on 90 per cent of all Trent engines, are designed to minimise customer financial risk and enhance operational performance and reliability, allowing operators to concentrate on their core business.
The new TotalCare contract for Trent XWB engines comes two months after Rolls-Royce won a US$1.2bn TotalCare