$400 million for Trent 500

Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $400 million to supply Trent 500 engines
to eight Airbus A340-500 and -600 aircraft on order from Abu Dhabi’s Etihad

Rolls-Royce announced yesterday that it had won Trent 500 business at a list price value of $400 million to power eight Airbus A340-500 and -600 aircraft for Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.

The airline has also placed orders for four Airbus A380s and 12 A330-200s.

Deliveries to Etihad are to begin in 2006 for the A330-200s and A340-500s and in 2007 for the A340-600s and A380s. The engines for the A330 and A380 orders have yet to be selected.

Eithad Airways has already ordered two Trent 700-powered A330s, leased from CIT.

Rolls-Royce also announced that Spanish carrier, Iberia has signed a 12-year TotalCare agreement extending maintenance cover for the Trent 500 engines which power its fleet of Airbus A340-600 aircraft.

The agreement involves a services package for the engines on all the A340-600s for which Spain’s flag-carrier has placed firm orders, and includes the extension of an earlier TotalCare contract which covered the first three aircraft delivered.

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