Rolls-Royce announced today that EgyptAir has selected the Trent 700 engine to power its new medium range flagship fleet of Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The deal, which involves firm orders for seven twinjets, is valued at around $150 million by Rolls-Royce. Deliveries will begin in June 2004.
‘We are delighted with this opportunity to introduce the Trent into EgyptAir’s future fleet,’ said Mike Terrett, President – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce.
‘It is a decision which underlines the strength of the Trent 700 in the Middle East and allows us to develop a new era of relationships between Rolls-Royce and EgyptAir.’
EgyptAir today became the fifth Middle East carrier to choose the Trent 700, which is now said to power 80 per cent of A330s in the region. The new fleet will be used on routes to destinations including Europe and South Africa.