Avion Aircraft Trading has selected the Rolls-Royce
Trent 700 engine to power the eight Airbus A330-220 freighters it has on order.
order represents the second selection of the Trent
700 for the A330F following lessor Guggenheim
Aviation Partners’ decision to fit the powerplant on
up to six of its own aircraft.
of the A330Fs to Reykjavik-based Avion are scheduled
to begin in 2010. Four of the jets are due to be leased to Icelandair
values the engine order at around $300 million at catalogue prices.
will offer Avion’s customers for the A330F a
long-term TotalCare maintenance package whereby the
engine manufacturer will assume responsibility for powerplant