Rolls-Royce signs Trent 1000 TotalCare® contract with THAI

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term TotalCare® service support contract with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) for Trent 1000 engines that power six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flg. Off. Mr. Chalermpom Intarawong, THAI, Executive Vice President - Technical Department, said: “We are delighted to once again select TotalCare service support for Rolls-Royce engines, which helps us to maximise aircraft availability and passenger service. The Trent 1000 provides us with the guarantee of outstanding lifetime fuel burn, performance and reliability.”

Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Large Engines, said: “THAI is a valued customer with which we share a long-standing relationship. Our TotalCare service will ensure we can provide the best in care for these engines and ensure they deliver the best economic performance.”

THAI has selected every member of the Trent engine family currently in service and today operates 56 Trent powered aircraft.

The Trent 1000 has real momentum in the marketplace - in the last five years the Trent 1000 has been selected in more than 60 per cent of engine competitions.

Rolls-Royce powered the very first Boeing 787 test flight in December 2009, the first 787-8 to enter service in October 2011, and the first 787-9 to enter service, in 2014.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer – placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration – deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost – continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash – improving financial performance
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014.
  5. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Bill O’Sullivan
Civil Aerospace Communications
Rolls-Royce plc
Tel +44 1332 246162
E-mail: bill.osullivan@rolls-royce.com

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