Rolls-Royce wins Boeing 777 engine order

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Rolls-Royce wins Boeing 777 engine order", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



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Rolls-Royce wins Boeing 777 engine order

Rolls-Royce wins Boeing 777 engine order

Keywords: Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Aero engines

Rolls-Royce plc has been selected by El Al, Israel's national carrier, to supply Trent 895 engines for three Boeing 777 aircraft which are on firm order. El Al's US$75 million order brings the Rolls-Royce market share to 44 per cent on the 777 with orders for more than 250 aircraft worldwide.

John Cheffins, Managing Director - Airlines at Rolls-Royce, said:

This order reaffirms the Trent as the engine of choice for the 777 with 11 customers. It further extends a long-established relationship with El Al which has developed over many years.

Tel Aviv based ElAl will operate the 95,000lb thrust Trent 895 powered Boeing 777s on its long-haul network to destinations including New York, Chicago, Hong Kong and London. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2001.

Joel Feldschuh, President of El Al, said:

El Al is proud to continue its ongoing relationship with Rolls-Royce with the purchase of Trent powered 777s. We are extremely pleased with the reliability and performance of Roll-Royce products.

El Al's fleet of aircraft includes nine Boeing 757 aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engines, which entered into service with the carrier in the mid-1980s.

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