Rolls-Royce engines for Oman Air planes

omanair  Aero IcarusThe Trent 700 currently powers Oman Air’s existing fleet of four A330-200s and three A330-300s that were introduced in 2009. (Image source: Aero Icarus/Flickr)Oman Air has placed an order for a number of Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines that will be used to power three Airbus A330s within its fleet

The order also includes long-term TotalCare service support. The Trent 700 currently powers Oman Air’s existing fleet of four A330-200s and three A330-300s that were introduced in 2009.

Oman Air chief technical officer Salim Al Kindy said, “The new additions of Airbus A330s will play an important role in Oman Air’s continued expansion and we are pleased that they will be powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine.

“Our evaluations found the Trent 700 to be the best solution for our fleet and that it will provide a market-leading environmental performance, with low emissions, noise and fuel burn.

“Furthermore, Rolls-Royce TotalCare service support provides us with the ability to maximise aircraft availability and manage servicing cost, enabling us to plan effectively and ensure that our reputation for outstanding passenger service is strengthened.”

The Trent 700 has been specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and more than 1,400 Trent 700 engines are currently either in service or on order.

The Oman Air order has come in the wake of an ambitious fleet expansion programme undertaken by the airlines.

Rolls-Royce vice-president customers, civil large engines Andrew Harper remarked, “Oman Air is an important Middle East customer and we are delighted it has once again shown its commitment to our products and services.”

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