Services deal takes Rolls-Royce near $2 billion total for year

Rolls-Royce has today been awarded a $200 million contract with South African Airways for the maintenance of Trent 500 engines on the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A340-600s.

Rolls-Royce has today won a $200 million contract with South African Airways (SAA) for maintenance of Trent 500 engines on the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A340-600s.

Today’s announcement brings Rolls-Royce’s long-term civil aftermarket service agreements won in the last 12 months to nearly $2 billion. More than $1.6 billion of the year’s total is said to involve service agreements for the Trent series.

Under the ten-year Total Care deal, based on an agreed scale of costs per flight hour, Rolls-Royce will maintain the 56,000lb thrust Trent 556 engines powering SAA’s new fleet of nine Airbus A340-600s.

The first of the four-engined, long-range airliners will be delivered later this month.