Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Turkish Airlines picks Trent 700
Turkish Airlines selected Rolls-Royce to supply Trent 700 engines and long-term service support, worth $300 million, to power four Airbus A330 freighter aircraft. The airline already operates 11 A330ceo passenger and five A330 freighter aircraft powered by the Trent 700. In the A330 freighter market, the Trent 700 now accounts for 90 percent of aircraft in service and on order. More than 1,500 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order, making it the largest in-service Trent engine. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 03/09/15) Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce tests the Trent family of engines at its outdoor test facility at Stennis Space Center, Miss.