Thai Airways Collaborates with Rolls-Royce to Expand Trent Engine Service Network
It was recently announced that Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and UK-based airplane engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce held a signing ceremony of cooperation towards the establishment of the engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) Center.
The ceremony was held at the Thai Airways Head Office in Bangkok.
The airline signed the agreement which will result in a collaborative effort with Rolls-Royce to explore how both companies can work in conjunction for the expansion of the Trent CareNetwork by building on the airlines existing Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities.
Thai Airways has now become an Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) for Rolls-Royce this will enable the company to support their growing fleet of Rolls-Royce engines and will further benefit from additional capacity and flexibility within the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork.
Thai Airways has approximately 80 widebody aircraft in operation, more than 50 of these aircraft are powered by Rolls-Royce engines.
Acting President for Thai Airways, Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo said, “This agreement builds on THAI’s existing MRO facilities to be able to repair new engine types that are currently used by commercial airlines today. THAI has the capability to expand its engine maintenance services for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and Trent 1000 engines, which will meet the needs of the regional market, making sufficient use of the maintenance facilities and further develop a joint business venture together. This collaboration will also increase revenue earned from international customers.”
The collaborative agreement between the two companies is a continuation of the agreement made last February for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Development Testing. Rolls-Royce has since brought a Trent XWB engine to Thai Airways Technical Maintenance Department located at Don Mueang International Airport, allowing them to continually study and test the capabilities of the engine type.
The Trent XWB is the newest engine type equipped on the Airbus A350 XWB