lessor Guggenheim Aviation
Partners has chosen the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 to power a number of its Airbus
A330-200 freighters, marking the first engine selection for the type.
lessor, which became the
first to sign a firm contract for the aircraft, has six A330Fs on order.
says that its agreement covers “up to” six aircraft – it is unclear how many of
Guggenheim’s twin-jets will ultimately be fitted with the powerplants.
manufacturer values the deal, which also includes a Rolls-Royce TotalCare maintenance package, at
around $200 million at catalogue prices.
has been pushing to be the lead engine supplier for the freighter version of
the A330; it already has a 42% market share of A330 orders.
will begin taking its A330Fs in 2010 although it will not be the first customer
to receive the twin-jet.
customers have publicly committed to the A330 freighter, accounting for 40
aircraft, including US
lessor Intrepid Aviation
Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines and Iceland’s
Avion Aircraft Trading.