Rolls-Royce has signed a new TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada to ensure the availability of the airline’s Trent 700 until fleet retirement in August 2022.
TotalCare Flex is designed for owners and operators of mature engines. It is the first to be signed for the Trent 700, which entered service in 1995, and is in addition to TotalCare Flex agreements on Trent 800 and Trent 500 engines.
To date, the Air Canada fleet of Trent 700-powered Airbus A330s has achieved more than 700,000 flying hours. The first aircraft is reaching approximately 20 years in service.
TotalCare Flex builds on the success of Rolls-Royce TotalCare, where the needs of the aircraft operator and engine manufacturer are fully aligned with the shared goal of maximising engine time on wing.
“This is further evidence of our commitment to transform our services, providing the right care at the right time for our customers’ engines,” said Rolls-Royce Mature Large Engines program director Adair Swan. “The Trent 700 is our most successful engine programme and kicked off the Trent family success story. As it reaches maturity, we can provide operators with this innovative and flexible service to guarantee the performance of the engine, right up to the aircraft’s final day in service.”
“We are pleased to be the first Trent 700 operator to adopt TotalCare Flex with a long-standing, reputable supplier such as Rolls-Royce,” said Air Canada Operation senior vice-president Richard Steer. “This further extends the strong business partner relationship already established over the years Air Canada has operated the fleet of A330 aircraft and furthers Air Canada’s goal to operate mature fleets in a cost-effective manner.”
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