Rolls-Royce welcomes Delta Air Lines’ decision to add another two Airbus A330neo aircraft to its fleet, exclusively powered by the Trent 7000. The two additional aircraft will take Delta’s A330neo fleet to 37, and all engines will be covered by Rolls-Royce TotalCare, its flagship maintenance service.

The Trent 7000 is critical to delivering a fuel burn improvement of 14 per cent per seat on the A330neo compared to its predecessor, and beats current and future noise and emissions targets.

Under the terms of the TotalCare agreement, Delta TechOps will be responsible for performing the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these Trent 7000 engines. Fleets covered by TotalCareachieve better time-on-wing compared to aircraft with engines managed solely by airlines or third parties. Rolls-Royce uses advanced Engine Health Monitoring and its knowledge, global reach and scale to maximise aircraft availability and keep passengers flying.

Luke Mallows, Vice President – Customers, Rolls-Royce, said: “We’re proud to power these new, fuel-efficient aircraft with the Trent 7000, which features our most advanced technology to lower fuel burn, emissions and noise. We’ll maximise aircraft availability with our TotalCare service, which we now provide for all Rolls-Royce engines in Delta’s fleet. Our partnership with Delta and Delta TechOps continues to grow, and Delta’s decision to expand their fleet further is a great endorsement of the Trent 7000 and A330neo.”

Greg May, Senior Vice President – Fleet and Technical Procurement, Delta Air Lines, said: “We are pleased to be deepening our commitment to the Trent 7000 through our acquisition of another two A330-900neo aircraft. We have great confidence that this latest-generation Trent engine, backed by Rolls-Royce TotalCare and maintained by Delta TechOps professionals, will deliver best-in-class economics and reliability in the years to come.”

Delta recently took delivery of their fourth A330neo. Delta is the first North American airline to operate this aircraft type, and has begun using the A330neo to fly from Seattle to Shanghai. It will use the aircraft for flights connecting Seattle with Seoul beginning October 1 and Tokyo-Narita beginning October 27.