R–R in 20–engine Thai with airline

ENGINE maker Rolls-Royce yesterday unveiled a deal to power 20 aircraft for Thai Airways International.

Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB and Trent 1,000 engines will power 12 Airbus A350 XWB and eight Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which are part of Thai’s fleet modernisation programme.

Nick Devall, Rolls-Royce civil aerospace chief commercial, said: “Thai is an important customer for Rolls-Royce. We are pleased to supply Thai with highly-efficient engines, which will help the airline achieve its environmental and operational objectives.”