Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare® agreement with MNG Airlines for the Trent 700 engines that power its Airbus A330-300 P2F freighter aircraft. Istanbul-based MNG already operates one A330-200F, which is also powered by the Trent 700 and has TotalCare service support.
This agreement will give İstanbul-based MNG Airlines a secured cost of operating and maintaining their Trent 700 engines through a dollar-per-flying-hour payment mechanism. MNG Airlines will support fleet efficiency, creating better economics for its customers. An enhanced aircraft availability will be delivered thanks to Rolls-Royce’s in-depth engine knowledge that draws on its advanced engine health monitoring and on more than 60 million flying hours the Trent 700 has accumulated in service.
Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare service not only provides support to passenger airlines customers but also to air cargo carriers. In addition to such support, TotalCare offers more than just an engine maintenance plan; it is a service concept based upon predictability and reliability.
The Trent 700, with more than 60% market share for combined passenger and freighter aircraft, also delivers the highest thrust on the A330 freighter – which translates into extra payload compared to other engine choices. As well as emitting less CO2 and being the most economical engine to operate on the A330, the Trent 700 is also the most reliable option, with 99.9% dispatch reliability.
John Kelly, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customers, said: “We look forward to continuing to support MNG Airlines with our TotalCare services. The Trent 700 has proven itself as the market choice for the A330 and our services will help MNG Airlines maximize all of its benefits.”
Ali Sedat Özkazanç, Managing Director, MNG Airlines said: “With a growing fleet, we are continuing to keep our customers delighted and confirm our leading position in our country and industry. We need to maintain our A330 freighter fleet at the highest operational reliability level and keep our maintenance cost at minimum. Our TotalCare agreement allows us to do just that, drawing on many years of Rolls-Royce expertise with this engine. We would like to thank Rolls-Royce for this TotalCare opportunity”