Gulf Air awards Rolls-Royce contract for Trent 1000 engines
Gulf Air has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare service support.
Gulf Air also has the option to purchase the same engine to power 6 further Boeing 787-9s.
The aircraft all form part of Gulf Air's recently announced wide-body aircraft orders, geared towards facilitating long term expansion capabilities for the airline's future network requirement.
Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air chief executive officer, said: “Gulf Air's current wide body fleet are also powered by Trent 700 engines and, with this latest development, we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with Rolls-Royce as we take an important step forward in developing our future fleet. We have experience of the Trent engine and its durability and resilience in a variety of operating conditions and we are confident the Trent 1000 will deliver the same outstanding performance.”
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, president - civil aerospace, said: “We are proud to be selected by a valued customer such as Gulf Air and this marks a significant success for the Trent 1000. It has developed a real momentum in the marketplace, winning more than 60 per cent of engine competitions in the last six years.”