Norwegian signs $450 million Rolls-Royce order

Norwegian signs $450 million Rolls-Royce order

Norwegian has selected Trent 1000 engines from Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, to power nine Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has also signed a $450m Rolls-Royce TotalCare® long-term engine services contract. This is the first time Norwegian has selected Rolls-Royce engines.

The order takes the total number of airlines that have selected the Trent 1000 to 21. Rolls-Royce has been chosen for six of the last seven Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine selections.

The Trent 1000, specifically designed and optimised for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will power the aircraft’s first passenger service with All Nippon Airways later this year. The engine also powered the first flight of the aircraft in December 2009.

Dan Pedley, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Customer Business - Europe, said: “This order begins what I firmly believe will be a very strong partnership between Rolls-Royce and Norwegian. We are delighted the airline will be joining our family of Trent operators, selecting world-leading technology and support.”

Tore Jenssen, Fleet Manager, Norwegian, said: “I am delighted that we will operate Trent technology. The Trent 1000 has demonstrated world-class fuel burn, and its proven Trent family performance retention delivers this benefit longer through life. In addition the TotalCare® long term service agreement will provide us with a comprehensive support and monitoring package, enabling us to better manage costs.”

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The Trent 1000 produces the lowest CO2, and is the quietest engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner reinforcing its industry-leading environmental credentials.

TotalCare® long-term service agreements, in place on 90 per cent of Trent engines, are designed to minimise customer financial risk and enhance operational performance and reliability, allowing operators to concentrate on their core business.

The Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliners will enter into service in late 2012 or early 2013.