Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement worth £460m with South Africa’s Synergy Aerospace for Trent XWB engines to power its fleet of 10 firm and up to 10 option A350 XWB aircraft, which are due for delivery from 2015.
Synergy Aerospace is a holding company for three airlines – Avianca in Colombia, OceanAir in Brazil and Vipsa in Ecuador.
German Efromovich, president of Synergy Group said: ‘Synergy Aerospace has important growth plans and requires next-generation equipment to ensure maximum operational capability, lowest costs and highest customer satisfaction. We are confident that the Trent XWB will help achieve this.’
This agreement follows an order placed by Avianca in June 2007 for 10 Trent 700 powered A330-200s, and 10 firm plus 10 option Boeing 787-8s with Trent 1000 engines.