Rolls-Royce dispatches first engines for Emirates

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 12, 2016 18:16

Rolls-Royce dispatches first engines for Emirates

Rolls-Royce has dispatched the first ‘shipset’ of four engines for Emirates. This is part of the engine manufacturer’s largest ever order.

The Trent 900 engines left the Rolls-Royce site at Derby, UK, where they were assembled, for Airbus in Toulouse, France, where they will be fitted to an A380 aircraft.

Rolls-Royce is providing Trent 900 engines and TotalCare service for 50 Emirates A380s, the first of which will enter service later this year.

Eric Schulz, president of Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, said: “This is an important milestone in delivering the largest order in our history for a highly-respected customer.

“We look forward to celebrating Emirates’ first Rolls-Royce powered A380 flight and ensuring the entire fleet has a smooth entry into service.”

The order from Emirates was announced last year. The Trent 900 has now secured more than 50 per cent market share on the A380 aircraft.

Emirates recently confirmed that it will operate an additional two A380s that will be powered by the same engine with TotalCare service support.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 12, 2016 18:16