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AACO 2011: Oman Air inks order with Rolls Royce

Oman Air has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power the six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft it has on order.

The airline is the first in the Middle East to select the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, which last month powered the first 787 Dreamliner into service.

Peter Hill, chief executive officer, Oman Air, said: “We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Rolls-Royce through the selection of Trent technology, for next generation aircraft, that offers both efficiency and environmental advantages.

“In line with our expansion plan, which saw us receiving the first two Embraer E175 aircraft this year, we have now confirmed our order for the next phase of our fleet strategy.”

The 787 Dreamliner achieves new levels of fuel efficiency, a significant portion of that improvement provided by engine technology which also reduces emissions and noise.

Oman Air currently operates seven Trent 700-powered Airbus A330 aircraft supported by a TotalCare long term service agreement.

Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners are scheduled to go into service in 2015.

Arab Air Carriers Organisation

The 44th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in Abu Dhabi will bring together the chief executives of 25 member airlines - of which Oman Air is one - in addition to a large number of aviation stake-holders for the key aviation event in the Middle East.

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