Rolls-Royce and Cathay Pacific have agreed a TotalCare support contract for Trent 700 engines that power Cathay Pacific group’s 60 Airbus A330 aircraft in-service and on-order with Cathay Pacific group airlines, Rolls-Royce announced in Singapore on Monday. The contract runs for as long as Cathay Pacific and its sister company Dragonair operate the Trent-powered A330s.
Cathay Pacific became the first airline to operate any Trent engine when its Airbus 330s entered service in 1995 and today it stands as the largest Rolls-Royce Trent 700 customer.
Rolls-Royce Trents–specifically Trent XWBs–powered an Airbus A350 XWB on its visit to the Singapore Airshow, marking the aircraft’s debut public appearance in Asia. The Trent XWB operates 16 percentmore efficiently than the first-generation Trent engines that entered into service in 1995. Separately, Rolls-Royce has started final assembly of the first production Trent XWB, the company also announced yesterday.