Aircelle signs comprehensive thrust reverser maintenance contract for Trent 700 jet engines on Garuda Indonesia’s A330 jetliners
Singapore, February 4, 2010
Aircelle has signed an $11 million agreement for inspection, repair, overhaul and replacement work on its thrust reverser systems that equip Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for Garuda Indonesia's fleet of Airbus A330 jetliners.
This 26-month agreement, which was endorsed during the 2010 Singapore Airshow, will ensure that thrust reversers on Garuda's A330 fleet meet the latest operational standards. The step is part of the airline's overall route network development plan, which includes service to Europe and other international destinations.
"We are fully committed to our long-standing partnership with GMF AeroAsia, the Garuda subsidiary specialised in Repair, Maintenance and Overhaul, which Aircelle is reinforcing with this multi-year contract," said Marc Laubreaux the Vice-President of Aircelle's Customer Support Division. "Our capabilities in thrust reverser maintenance and overhaul played an important role in the airline's decision, including Aircelle's expertise in the manufacture and repair of composite structures."
The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine utilizes the world's first large pivot door-type thrust reverser, and includes an innovative one-piece composite IFS.
Aircelle conceived and builds the Trent 700's thrust reverser at its U.K. facility in Burnley. The 700th unit was recently delivered by Aircelle to Rolls-Royce, marking a new milestone in a program that has spanned some 22 years of excellence in design, development, production and support.
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