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Company Watch - Rolls-Royce.

Jul 9, 2007

Leasing giant International Lease Finance (ILFC) has selected Rolls-Royce to power 40 of the 74 Boeing 787s it has on order in a deal announced on the eve of the aircraft's rollout in Seattle. The twinjets will be powered by Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines in a deal that the UK engine-maker values at $1.3 billion at list price and says is its biggest single order from ILFC. They will be delivered between 2010 and 2017. The 787 being rolled-out on July 8 is fitted with Trents, but the aircraft is also powered by the General Electric GEnx which ILFC previously selected for 24 firm and optioned 787s. The Trent 1000 was first flown on a testbed Boeing 747 last month. Jul 8, 2007

Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce concluded an agreement enabling the engine-maker to offer On-Wing Care services at Frankfurt and remote sites with the assistance of LHT's Airline Support Teams AST Engines. Services range from video borescoping and blade changes up to complete module changes or installation of accessory gearboxes. Through the joint initiative, LHT is extending the scope of its Airline Support Teams AST Engines to include the Trent family. "Following Lufthansa's selection of Trent engines for various aircraft types of the A330/A340 family, both Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce have continuously strengthened their cooperation," Lufthansa Technik Chairman August Wilhelm Henningsen noted at the Paris Air Show last week. Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce already have partnered in a JV specializing in MRO of Trent 500s, 700s and 900s. Jun 26, 2007

Rolls-Royce Canada named Michel Toutant president and COO, replacing retired Pierre Racine. Toutant has served as VP-strategic operations for R-R Energy Solutions since 2006 and previously held a number of positions with R-R Canada, including VP and GM-gas turbines. Jul 3, 2007

Rolls-Royce said Singapore Airlines placed a Trent XWB engine order worth $800 million at list prices, plus a 12-year TotalCare services agreement, covering the 20 A350-900 XWBs SIA ordered in Paris. Deliveries are scheduled for 2013-15. Jun 28, 2007

The engines represent about one third of the value of the aircraft; massive, complex and environmentally advanced units, Rolls-Royce, the lead supplier, but General Electric narrowly with the most orders. Many airlines, including Singapore, have not yet specified their choice. In theory at any rate the aircraft is designed in such a way that it can take either of the manufacturers' motors without modification. Jul 8, 2007

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