LAN chooses Dreamliners

Latin American operator LAN Airlines has placed an order for up to 41 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners


Latin American operator LAN Airlines has placed an order for up to 41 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.



The order, which is the first LAN has placed with Rolls-Royce, covers delivery and support of engines for 26 firm and 15 option aircraft with deliveries commencing in 2012. The potential value of the engine order and service contract to Rolls-Royce is over £1.2bn at catalogue prices.



Enrique Cueto, chief executive officer of LAN, said: ‘Our evaluation proved the Trent solution was ideal for our network. Trent family heritage, combined with sensible introduction of technology, provides LAN the low-risk solution we need to ensure we meet our operational requirements. The services package offered under TotalCare will give us tailored and comprehensive engine support, underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s experience and expertise.’



Mark King, civil Aerospace chairman at Rolls-Royce, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome LAN as a new customer to the growing list of Trent operators and to be in a position to help them achieve their plans for international growth.’



The Trent 1000 is the launch engine for all versions of the 787 Dreamliner, which enters service in 2008.