Rolls-Royce Signs Trent Engine Deals In Latin America And Asia

 - July 12, 2012, 6:30 AM

Rolls-Royce closed the Farnborough International airshow with a flurry of new business from Latin America. Brazil-based Synergy Aerospace signed a $630 million contract covering Trent 700 engines and TotalCare support for nine Airbus A330 aircraft ordered on July 12. Earlier, Colombia-based AviancaTaca placed a $280 million order with Rolls-Royce covering Trent 700 engines to power fourA330 freighters, as well as TotalCare support. The deal confirms a memorandum of understanding placed in November 2011. The four A330s will be operated by AviancaTaca subsidiary Tampa Cargo. The UK engine makers largest deal of the show came a day earlier when Cathay Pacific selected its Trent XWB engines for the 10 A350-1000 engines it is ordering from Airbus.