Rolls-Royce will service and provide support for the Trent 1000 engines that will power El Al’s incoming fleet of Boeing 787s, the carrier announces in a 21 March media release.

El Al says the deal reflects the strength of a business relationship with Rolls-Royce that has been ongoing for more than 50 years. It adds that the agreement is “the largest ever business arrangement between the United Kingdom and Israel”.

El Al does not provide the value or length of the agreement, and the carrier’s media representatives did not immediately provide additional details.

News broke in August 2015 that El Al would buy and lease a total of 15 787s to replace its 747-400s and 767-300ERs.

The carrier has said it plans to begin flying the first of eight 787-9s starting in 2017 and the first of seven 787-8s starting in 2019.

In October, El Al announced it opted for all 15 of the 787s to be powered by Trent 1000s.

El Al's 747s and 767s are powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000s, according to Fleets Analyzer database.

Its six 777-200LRs are powered by Trent 895s, Fleets Analyzer shows.

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