The environmentally friendly Trent 700 engine will power the A330-200F aircraft assigned to the AviancaTaca subsidiary Tampa Cargo.
In addition to the engines to power four A330-200F aircraft, the agreement with Rolls Royce also includes maintenance and technical support services.
Avianca has selected Rolls Royce, the world leader in power systems, as the engine supplier to power the new Airbus fleet. The fleet will be operated by the group freight airline Tampa Cargo. The contract will be signed in the coming days.
The high-thrust Trent 700 engines are characterized by their environmental credentials, by reducing CO2 emissions and low noise levels. The Trent 700 is the only engine designed specifically for Airbus A330 aircraft and is recognized by experts as the most fuel efficient engine in its category. Thanks to its use of cutting-edge technologies, the Trent 700 uses less fuel than the Trent 900 and Trent 1000 models. Rolls-Royce will also supply technical support services through its TotalCare® program.
The AviancaTaca subsidiary Tampa Cargo will take delivery of the A330-200F cargo aircraft at the end of 2012, making it the first operator of this freight aircraft in Latin America. The aircraft will be added to the A330-200 passenger planes that are currently assigned to AviancaTaca Holding SA subsidiary airline international routes, which are also powered by Rolls-Royce engines.
According to the CEO of AviancaTaca, Fabio Villegas Ramirez, "We are working to strengthen our presence in the freight and passenger markets. We've been extremely careful to select the most appropriate technology. Rolls-Royce has unrivaled brand recognition and the Trent 700 gives us clear performance advantages. "
Peter Turner, Civil Aerospace Vice President for Rolls-Royce said: “We’re honored AviancaTACA and its subsidiaries trust us to deliver excellence. Today’s announcement further demonstrates that the Trent 700 is the clear engine of choice in fast-growing and demanding markets.”
Prior to this agreement for the acquisition of cargo aircraft engines, AviancaTaca had already ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for 10 A330-200 passenger aircraft. In 2008, the company, which currently operates 7 A330 planes with Trent-700 engines, was the first to put a Trent 700 into service in Latin America. The group has three models from the Trent engine family, either already in service or on order: The Trent 700, Trent 1000 and Trent XWB.
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