Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) today announces it has signed a TotalCare service agreement with Amazon Global Air to supply maintenance services to its fleet of ten Trent 700 powered Airbus A330-300P2F (Passenger to Freighter) aircraft, which will be operated by its carrier partner.
TotalCare is designed to provide predictability and operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risk back to Rolls-Royce. This industry-leading premium service offering is supported by data delivered through the Rolls-Royce advanced engine health monitoring system, which helps provide customers with increased operational availability, reliability, and efficiency.
The popular A330 conversion programme began in 2017, and is accelerating as both capacity and suitable feedstock become available. There have been 28 A330 converted since 2017, 85% of which were Trent 700 powered aircraft.
This supports a key pillar of Rolls-Royce's commercial strategy, which is a focus on keeping these reliable and proven engines in service for many years to come.
Ewen McDonald, Chief Customer Officer, Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, said:
We are delighted to sign this long-term service agreement with Amazon Global Air for their Trent 700 powered Airbus A330-300P2F aircraft.
"The Trent 700 is the market leader on the Airbus A330 and we are pleased to see these aircraft being repurposed as freight carriers.
"We look forward to providing a TotalCare service that maximises the performance of the Amazon Global Air fleet."
"We're pleased to welcome Rolls-Royce to the Amazon Global Air family," said Philippe Karam, Director, Amazon Air, Global Fleet and Aviation Sourcing.
"Rolls-Royce's expertise and tenure in the industry make them an excellent partner, which enables us to focus on operational excellence to deliver for our customers."
The Trent 700 is the market leader on the A330 and the best option for A330 freighter conversions because:
- With 65% market share on the A330, there is a greater choice of feedstock, meaning operators find it easier to identify aircraft that match their needs and to build a common fleet
- Trent 700 delivers the highest available thrust (72,000lb) of the competing engines on the aircraft, which translates to increased revenue through higher payloads or longer range
- Trent 700 has the highest time on wing and best reliability
- Rolls-Royce offers a choice of support and maintenance services to suit the needs of all cargo operators