Northwest Airlines chose the Trent 1000 to power its recently ordered 787 fleet comprising 18 firm and 18 option aircraft (ATWOnline, May 6). The deal also includes a long-term TotalCare maintenance agreement. Rolls-Royce valued the order plus options and spares at up to $2 billion at list prices. NWA becomes the first North American customer for the Trent 1000 and Rolls' third engine win after ANA and Air New Zealand. Rolls said firm orders have been placed for 70 Trent-powered 787s. The ...

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