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Vietnamese airline commits to Rolls-Royce powered fleet

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Rolls-Royce has welcomed a commitment by a Vietnamese airline to purchase a new fleet of aircraft powered by its engines.

The engineering giant, which has its civil aerospace division in Derby, said Vietjet Air has committed to a new fleet of 20 Trent 7000-powered Airbus A330neo aircraft.

They will complement the airline’s existing widebody fleet of seven Trent 700 powered A330ceo aircraft.

According to Rolls-Royce, the A330neo/Trent 7000 combination delivers a 14% better fuel burn per seat, while significantly lowering emissions.

The reduction in emissions will allow the airline to avoid more than one hundred thousand tons of CO2 over the lifetime of each aircraft.

The Trent 7000 draws on technology and experience from the Trent engine family, which has been developed in Derby.

Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce’s chief customer officer (civil aerospace), said: “This commitment demonstrates Vietjet Air’s confidence in the power of the Trent 7000 to deliver significant sustainability gains alongside a reliable and consistent customer experience.

“We are proud to continue supporting Vietjet Air as they expand their operation responsibly and sustainably over the coming years.”

Dinh Viet Phuong, chief executive at Vietjet Air, said: “The combination of modern Trent 7000 engines on the newest generation of Airbus A330neo will help Vietjet Air reach new technological heights, improve the quality of our flights, and increase the reliability and efficiency of our operations.

“Specifically, the addition of newest generation, high-efficiency Rolls-Royce engines will contribute significantly to Vietjet Air’s ESG plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”

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