Rolls-Royce wins in Paris

Bondholder Rolls-Royce had a successful Paris Air Show last week with the announcement of deals for its Trent 7000 engines with Virgin Atlantic, AirAsia and Cebu Pacific.

Virgin Atlantic is to introduce 14 A330neo aircraft from Airbus – exclusively powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine.

Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “This fleet expansion is another great endorsement of both the A330neo and Trent 7000, our very latest version of the Trent. We are deeply grateful for the trust that Virgin Atlantic has placed in us – soon their entire fleet will be 100% Rolls-Royce powered.”

Also at the Show, AirAsia unveiled the first of its new-generation Airbus A330neo aircraft exclusively powered by the Trent 7000 engine. Chris Cholerton said "We are excited to see the aircraft grace the skies in Asia".

The Derby-based civil aerospace giant also announced that the Trent 7000 engine will power 16 new Airbus A330neo aircaft for Philippine-based carrier, Cebu Pacific.

In other news from Paris, Rolls-Royce celebrated with Aeroflot an incredible new record for an engine in service, as one of the airline’s Trent 700 engines has completed more than 50,000 engine flying hours without requiring an overhaul – a world record for a widebody engine.

That’s the equivalent of travelling around the world more than 1,000 times, the engine running non-stop for more than five years or travelling to the moon and back 50 times!