Rolls-Royce has won an order from Air Transat for extended TotalCare services and Trent 700EP (Enhanced Performance) engine kits, which are designed to improve efficiency and environmental performance.
The new seven-year extended TotalCare services contract covers five Trent 700-powered Airbus A330s, four of which were covered under previous TotalCare arrangements.
The new EP kits will be incorporated into the airline’s Trent 700 engines over the next two years.
Rolls-Royce vice president of customer business, North America, Lewis Prebble, said: “We have a long term relationship with Air Transat and are delighted that they have become the latest customer to choose Trent 700EP technology. This will deliver positive economical and environmental performance benefits for our customer.”
President and CEO of Air Transat, Allen B Graham, said: ”Environmental improvement and cost effectiveness are cornerstones of Air Transat fleet operations. By transferring the latest Rolls-Royce technology to our A330s we are able to reduce fuel burn, minimize greenhouse gas emissions and our costs.”
The Trent 700 EP kit will yield a reduction in fuel burn of more than one per cent and CO2 emissions levels of more than 800 tonnes per aircraft per year for Air Transat.
To date, more than 150 Trent 700EP kits have been sold. The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330.
It reportedly remains the market leader for the aircraft with a captured market share of 75 per cent over the last three years and 81 per cent market share in 2009. The engine offers outstanding levels of performance while delivering the highest available thrust.