Rolls-Royce announced yesterday, December 1, that it had signed a ten-year Total Care agreement worth $215 million with Lufthansa to provide in-service support for the Trent 500 engines powering the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A340-600s.
According to Rolls-Royce, Lufthansa has become the third A340 customer to place long-term engine support agreements with Rolls-Royce this year, bringing civil aerospace aftermarket services business in 2002 to around $1.5 billion.
Deliveries of the ten A340-600s begin in the third quarter of 2003, with the aircraft scheduled for use on routes to Asia and the Americas. The airline also has options for a further ten of the four-engined, long-range jets.
Lufthansa has also ordered a second member of the Trent family, the Trent 900, for its 15 firm Airbus A380s scheduled to enter service in 2007. Rolls-Royce is a senior partner in International Aero Engines whose V2500 powerplant has been used by Lufthansa on its A321 twinjets since 1994.