Icelandair has picked Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance services on engines fitted to 28 aircraft.

The agreement covers servicing of Rolls-Royce RB211 powerplants installed on Boeing 757s.

Icelandair has opted for the SelectCare product from the UK manufacturer, which enables customers to tailor services across an agreed number of engine shop visits.

Rolls-Royce says this allows carriers to match their service needs with budget.

Icelandair vice-president of technical operations Jens Thordarson says the pact is “ideal” for the airline’s individual requirements.

The company recently indicated that, at least for mature and predictable powerplants, it has been unconvinced that power-by-the-hour was preferable to time-and-materials arrangements.

But Icelandair has stressed that it has a positive relationship with Rolls-Royce, and that the new SelectCare pact for its RB211s is the result.

Rolls-Royce engines are fitted to 757-200 and -300 jets in theIcelandairfleet, while its 767s are powered by General Electric CF6s.

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