Icelandair has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power its new fleet of Boeing 787s.
The order, potentially worth up to $650-million at list prices, is for engines to power two firmly ordered aircraft, plus up to five options, and includes a lifetime maintenance agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2010.
Jón Karl Ólafsson, president and chief executive of Icelandair, says: "Rolls-Royce has provided a solution which is clearly the best option for Icelandair. We are confident the Trent 1000 will deliver competitive cost of ownership with strong reliability levels and, through TotalCare, will be supported by the most comprehensive maintenance service available in the industry today.”
Firm orders have now been placed for 87 Trent 1000-powered 787s and the engine has also been selected by launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways), Air New Zealand, Northwest Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and newly formed leasing company, LCAL.

Source: Flight Daily News