Rolls-Royce signs contract for Trent 900 engines for Japan

Rolls-Royce has signed a $1bn contract, at list prices, from Japan’s Skymark Airlines for Trent 900 engines to power six Airbus A380 aircraft.

The Trent 900 order, which follows the announcement of a letter of intent for these engines in September 2011, includes long-term service support. The aircraft will enter into service in 2014.

The airline has also signed a letter of intent for Trent 700 engines to power up to 10 leased Airbus A330s, including service support. The aircraft will be the first A330s in Skymark’s fleet and will enter into service in 2014.

Skymark, a new customer for Rolls-Royce, is the only carrier in Japan to select both the Trent 900 and Trent 700.