Oman Air has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power the six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft it just ordered. 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.
Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011).
Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to several Gulf and Levant destinations. In addition, Oman Air flies to ten destinations in India), Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Oman Air flies to the Maldives, Thailand and Malaysia, and operates services to Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
Its European destinations are London, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt and Paris. The winter schedule 2011 will see Oman Air add one more new destination to its expanding network, namely, Zurich.
Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of four Airbus A330-200s, three Airbus A330-300s, 15 Boeing 737-700s/800s, two Embraer E175s and two ATR 42s. Two further Embraer E175s are on order, with an option on a further five.
Oman Air has just confirmed an order for 6 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are scheduled for delivery in 2015.
Arab Air Carriers Organisation
The 44th annual general meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in Abu Dhabi later this month 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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