China Southern selects Rolls-Royce engine aftercare on A350s

Letter of intent was one of largest deals announced at the China International Import Expo this month
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China Southern Airlines has selected Rolls-Royce for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services on 20 new Trent XWB-powered Airbus A350 aircraft.

The agreement will see Rolls-Royce provide the Guangzhou-based airline with its TotalCare long-term aftercare service solution, which is designed to maximise aircraft availability.

The agreement was one of the largest deals announced at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which took place in Shanghai earlier this month.

“The selection of TotalCare by China Southern Airlines for its 20 new Trent XWB-powered A350s is testament to the strength of the relationship we have with one of China’s largest airlines,” said Paul Freestone, Rolls-Royce’s senior VP, customers, Greater China.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at China Southern Airlines to deliver engine efficiency for the A350, enhanced by this dedicated long-term care agreement.”

Rolls-Royce TotalCare is a long-term services agreement under which Rolls-Royce takes responsibility for engine maintenance.

Fleets covered by TotalCare achieve better time-on-wing, and benefit from the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork, according to the manufacturer.

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