China Eastern has signed for Rolls-Royce’s engine support package for its Trent 700 engines, which power its Airbus A330 fleet.
The five-year agreement with TotalCare Life, signed at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, will cover 10 A330s, the two companies say.
Under this contract, the Shanghai-based carrier will be able to access RR’s after-sales services and operational support.
RR says: “This will ensure overall lifecycle profitability of the airline’s A330 fleet and maintain a high level of flexibility to better manage its assets in the future.”
According to fleet data from Cirium, China Eastern has a fleet of over 50 A330s – including -200s and -300s – all powered by Trent 700 engines. The turbofan also powers over 90% of the A330 fleet. operators from mainland China.
“The Airbus A330 and Rolls-Royce Trent 700 combination helps us maintain a smooth and stable operation. This extended TotalCare agreement will ensure our Trent 700’s improved engine availability and less ground time, improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, while providing an unparalleled onboard passenger experience,” said China’s chief executive. Eastern Technics, Shaokun Song.