Ethiopian Switches Engines For New 787s

African flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines has opted for Trent 1000 engines to power its latest 787 order and signed a “long-term” power-by-the-hour support contract with Rolls-Royce.

African flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines has opted for Trent 1000 engines to power its latest 787 order and signed a “long-term” power-by-the-hour support contract with Rolls-Royce.

Ethiopian announced at the Paris Air Show yesterday (June 17) that it had ordered a further six 787 aircraft from Boeing, taking its fleet of Dreamliners to 19.

The deal marked a departure on engine type for the carrier, which currently operates a fleet of 13 GEnx-powered 787.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, said: “We have confidence that the Trent 1000 will deliver outstanding lifetime fuel burn, performance and reliability.”

According to Rolls-Royce over the past five years the Trent 1000 has won 60 per cent market share on new 787 orders.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish