Chief executive officer of Oman Air, Peter Hill announced that his airline has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for the half dozen Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which were recently ordered from Boeing.
First Airline to Use Trent 1000
According to the announcement Oman Air is the first airline in the Middle East to choose this particular engine. Last month the RR Trent 1000 powered the first 787 Dreamliner which was commissioned into service.
CEO Peter Hill said,
“We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Rolls-Royce through the selection of Trent technology, for next generation aircraft, that offers both efficiency and environmental advantages.
“In line with our expansion plan, which saw us receiving the first two Embraer E175 aircraft this year, we have now confirmed our order for the next phase of our fleet strategy. The 787 Dreamliner achieves new levels of fuel efficiency, a significant portion of that improvement provided by engine technology which also reduces emissions and noise.”
Service in 2015
Today Trent 700 engines power Airbus A330 aircraft for Oman Air. These planes are supported by a TotalCare long term service agreement with Airbus. The six new Boeing 787 Dreamliners are scheduled to go into service in the year 2015.