Rolls-Royce engines worth $500m to power Ethiopian AirlinesStaff writer ▼ | June 18, 2015
Ethiopian Airlines has decided to take Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and long-term TotalCare support worth $500m to power six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Airplane Six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft for Ethiopian
Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines, chief executive officer, said: “We are pleased that the Trent 1000 will power this latest round of aircraft. We have confidence that it will deliver outstanding lifetime fuel burn, performance and reliability.”
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, chief customer officer of Civil Large Engines, said: “This is a significant selection by a valued customer that continues the Trent 1000 success story. We have real momentum in the marketplace - in the last five years the Trent 1000 has been selected in more than 60 per cent of engine competitions.”
Rolls-Royce powered the very first Boeing 787 test flight in December 2009, the first 787-8 to enter service in October 2011, and the first 787-9 to enter service, in 2014.
Ethiopian has ordered Trent XWB engines to power 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and has three RB211-powered Boeing 757 aircraft in service. ■