• CEB buys Rolls-Royce engine for Airbus

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    Cebu Pacific on Wednesday said it has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, bundled with TotalCare long-term service, to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft.

    Lance Gokongwei, CEB president and chief executive officer, said the British-made Trent 700 delivers the best fuel burn, emissions, and noise performance.

    The engine has won more than 70 percent of new orders over the last four years and accounts for a similar percentage on future A330 deliveries. More than 1,600 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order.

    CEB already operates six aircraft powered by the Trent 700.

    “We have great experience of the Trent 700 in service and we look forward to its continuous delivery of outstanding economics and performance for our operations,” Gokongwei said in a statement.

    Ewen McDonald, senior vice president of Rolls-Royce’s Customers-Civil Aerospace, said the use of the engine is an important element of the Cebu Pacific fleet.

    Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is a British multinational public holding company that, through its various subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries.

    It operates across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems with a vision to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where its engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions.

    Rolls-Royce Holdings has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

    Recently, the airline has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-300s. The aircraft will join CEB’s existing fleet of six A330s flying on long haul and selected regional and domestic routes.

    CEB currently operates 57-strong fleet comprised of seven Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of 32 Airbus A321neo, two Airbus A330, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft. Its extensive network spans Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.

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