Bangkok Airways selects Rolls-Royce Trent for expansion plans
Bangkok Airways has placed firm orders for four firm and two option Airbus A350 XWB aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, with deliveries scheduled from 2015.
The value of the engine business is up to $250 million at list prices. In addition to this, the engines will be covered by a ten year TotalCareÂ® services agreement.
Christophe Clarenc, Senior Vice-President Engineering and Maintenance at Bangkok Airways, said: “It is imperative for Bangkok Airways to have confidence in the product and services from our suppliers, and engine support package which we negotiated with Rolls-Royce was a critical factor in this decision.â€
Daniel Pedley, Regional Director, Thailand for Rolls-Royce, added: “I am delighted that Rolls-Royce has this opportunity to support Bangkok Airwaysâ€™ expansion plans to commence long-haul operations, and to further grow the Trent engine presence in the region.”
Bangkok Airways currently operates a fleet of three Rolls-Royce BR715-powered Boeing 717s and four Airbus A320 family aircraft – with a further seven on order – equipped with the V2500 engine from International Aero Engines, the multi-national consortium in which Rolls-Royce is a major shareholder.
Source: Rolls Royce