The airline, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary has ordered Rolls-Royce powered aircraft over the last 50 years, dating back to Dart-powered Viscount aircraft. MEA has operated Trent 700 engines since 2003 and they currently power a total of four aircraft.
The Trent 700 delivers the best performance, fuel burn, emissions and noise compliance, resulting in market leadership on the aircraft. The engine has won more than 60 per cent of new orders over the last three years, and accounts for a similar percentage on future A330 deliveries. In the A330 freighter market, the Trent 700 now accounts for 90 per cent of aircraft in service and on order.
More than 1,500 Trent 700s are now in service or on firm order, making it the largest in-service Trent engine.
Mohammad A. El-Hout, MEA, Chairman, and Director General, said: “We are pleased to select the Trent 700 once again on the basis of the performance and reliability we have already seen in service.”
Matt Kite, Rolls-Royce, Vice President - Customer Business, Civil Large Engines, said: “We welcome MEA’s continued confidence in the Trent 700 and look forward to delivering an engine that offers outstanding economics and is the clear market leader on this aircraft. We celebrate both MEA’s anniversary and our own 50-year relationship with them.”
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 Armed Forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 Navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.