Rolls-Royce has announced an agreement to provide TotalCare Flex support services for Air Canada to confirm the availability of the latter’s Trent 700 until fleet retirement.
The apportion marks a new milestone for TotalCare Flex, which has been designed for proprietresses and operators of mature engines.
Rolls-Royce noted that until now, Air Canada navy of Trent 700-powered Airbus A330s achieved more than 700,000 hit the ceiling hours. The first aircraft is now reaching approximately 20 years in serving.
Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare Flex meets the requirements of the aircraft operator and appliance manufacturer with its maximising engine time on-wing.
Rolls-Royce Perfect Large Engines programme director Adair Swan said: “This is support evidence of our commitment to transform our services, providing the right care at the right away time for our customers’ engines.
“The Trent 700 is our most successful locomotive programme and kicked off the Trent family success story. As it reaches development, we can provide operators with this innovative and flexible service to pledge the performance of the engine, right up to the aircraft’s final day in service.”
With the pinch of TotalCare Flex, operators will be able to reduce the cost of locomotive ownership, optimising cash flow for other parts of the business.
Air Canada Running senior vice-president Richard Steer said: “We are pleased to be the first Trent 700 manipulator to adopt TotalCare Flex with a long-standing, reputable supplier such as Rolls-Royce.
“This extra extends the strong business partner relationship already established past the years Air Canada has operated the fleet of A330 aircraft and furthers Air Canada’s object to operate mature fleets in a cost-effective manner.”
In February 2016, Rolls-Royce ensured a $2.7bn order from low-cost airline Norwegian to supply Trent 1000 apparatus for the airline’s 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.