Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $1 billion, at list prices, from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) for Trent XWB and Trent 700 engines and long term TotalCare® services.
The Trent XWBs will power eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft and the Trent 700s will power four A330-300s.
Rickard Gustafson, SAS Group President and CEO, said: “Today, we launch an extensive fleet renewal plan that gives SAS a state of the art long haul fleet. To maximize the fuel efficiency and reach of our aircraft, we have selected engines from Rolls-Royce. I’m very pleased with Rolls-Royce as our engine partner, who will contribute to offering our customers a comfortable and efficient journey.”
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Large Engines, said: “This is a significant order for the Trent XWB, the most efficient engine in the world today, and the Trent 700, which is a clear market leader. We look forward to developing our relationship with SAS.”
The Trent XWB, specifically designed for the Airbus A350 XWB, is the fastest selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,400 already on order. It powered the first test flight of the A350 XWB at Toulouse on 14 June this year.
The Trent 700 is the market leader on the A330 with more than 1,500 sold or on order. It has won 70 per cent of new orders in the last four years.
SAS currently operates four Trent 700-powered A330s.