Rolls-Royce and China Southern Airlines have signed a Letter of Intent for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services for 20 new Trent XWB-powered Airbus A350 aircraft. The agreement will see Rolls-Royce provide the Guangzhou-based airline with its TotalCare aftercare service solution.
The agreement is expected to be one of the largest deals announced at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), taking place in Shanghai from 5 – 10 November, 2019.
“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, Senior Vice President – 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.”