PAL Selects Rolls Royce to power new A330

June 20, 2013

Paris Air Show - Rolls-Royce has been selected by Philippine Airlines to deliver Trent 700 engines, worth $1.4bn at list prices, to power 20 new generation Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

It is the first time that Philippine Airlines has decided to use Rolls-Royce's Trent engines. It has also taken out a long-term service support contract.

"After a thorough evaluation of our options, the Trent 700 is the best solution for our fleet expansion. The engine will provide market-leading environmental performance, with low emissions, noise and fuel burn." says Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang. 

The Trent 700 is the market leading engine for the Airbus A330, and has won 70% of new orders over the last four years. The engines will power aircraft that were announced by Airbus in 2012.

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Large Engines, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Philippine Airlines into the family of Rolls-Royce engine operators We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Philippine Airlines as we deliver Trent 700s that will power its A330 fleet in the exciting and fast-growing Asia-Pacific market, supported with a comprehensive TotalCare package."

The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330. Rolls-Royce has more than 1,400 Trent 700 engines either in service or on order.

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