Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and an accompanying service agreement to power Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners it is acquiring through a lease agreement. The 787s form part of a fleet renewal programme and deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2009.
Rozman Junaidi, Vice President of Corporate Communications of Royal Brunei Airlines said: ‘We have considered all elements of our fleet replacement plan to ensure that we operate the most advanced equipment. There is no doubt that the Trent 1000 is the best engine for the 787 in terms of performance and environmental impact and will therefore, make a valuable addition to our fleet.’
Royal Brunei Airlines previously operated a number of Rolls-Royce powered aircraft, including Boeing 757s fitted with the RB211-535, and Fokker 100s powered by the Tay engine. It currently operates four Airbus A320 family aircraft equipped with the V2500 engine, which is manufactured by the IAE (International Aero Engines) consortium, in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder.
The Trent 1000 is the launch engine for all current versions of the Boeing 787. It will enter into service on the 787-8 with ANA (All Nippon Airways) in mid-2008.