Rolls-Royce wins $450 million order for Trent 1000 engines from AerCap
January 22, 2018: Rolls-Royce has recently secured an order from aircraft lessor AerCap for Trent 1000 engines to power ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
According to reports, the deal is valued at $450 million. Additionally, AerCap has options for a further five Trent 1000-powered 787s.
The aircraft would be powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN (thrust, efficiency and new technology).
The Trent 1000 engine comprises technology from the Trent XWB and advance engine programmes, which allowed the Dreamliner to achieving a 20 percent greater efficiency than the aircraft it replaces, as well as halved the noise footprint compared to the previous-generation aircraft.
The Trent 1000 TEN, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787, entered service in November last year. It has powered the first flight of every version of the Dreamliner%u2014the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.
Philip Scruggs, president and chief commercial officer of AerCap said: 'We are pleased to provide our customers with the most modern, fuel efficient airplanes and engines in the world. We look forward to receiving further 787 Dreamliners powered with the latest version of Trent 1000%u2014the Trent 1000 TEN engines.'
Dominic Horwood, director %u2013 customers and services, civil aerospace of Rolls-Royce said: 'We are proud to have AerCap%u2014a global leader in the lessor market, order further Trent 1000 engines as our latest variant goes into service. We continue to see customers recognise the economic benefits of our engine and its service support.'