Garuda Indonesia has placed an order with Airbus for 14 A330neo aircraft while also penning a $1.2bn deal with Rolls-Royce for its Trent 7000 engine to power the aircraft.
Both agreements were signed in London yesterday (April 19) during the visit of the president of Indonesia to the UK.
The order replaces and extends an existing commitment for seven A330-300 aircraft powered by the Trent 700 engine.
The next-generation widebody is expected to be delivered into Garuda’s fleet from 2019 onwards.
Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, said the aircraft order will help the airline better compete in the industry.
The flag carrier also confirmed that following the Trent 7000 order, it plans to discuss maintenance and skills development opportunities with Rolls-Royce.