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Middle East Airlines to Take up to Six Airbus A330neos

The order announced on Dec. 12 includes an aftermarket agreement with Rolls-Royce for the aircraft's Trent 7000 engines.

Lebanese SkyTeam member Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced plans to purchase four Airbus A330-900neos, with options on a further two.

MEA confirmed the aircraft purchase during a Lebanon-UK Business and Investment Forum in London on Dec. 12.

“As part of its widebody fleet renewal, the Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA) has decided to purchase four new and two option Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines due to deliver in 2021,” the airline said in a statement.

MEA made the announcement in London, because it has signed a TotalCare engine maintenance agreement with UK-based Rolls-Royce, covering the A330-900neo’s Trent 7000 powerplants.

“The contract covers long-term engine maintenance services, throughout the operation of the engine with MEA, the purchase of spare engines and supply of parts,” MEA said.

MEA operates five Trent 700-powered Airbus A330s, which will be progressively replaced by the A330-900neos. The airline also has 13 A320s, with 11 A321-200neos on order.

Beirut-based MEA serves 32 international destinations in Europe, the Middle East and West Africa.

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