Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines for provision of Trent 700EPs to power up to 12 (eight firm and four option) A330s ordered at last year's Farnborough Airshow (ATWOnline, July 15), with deliveries beginning in 2010. Contract is valued at up to $900 million at list prices and includes a long-term TotalCare services agreement. SV already operates 14 Rolls-powered 747-100s -200s, -SPs and -300s, but this marks the first time it has selected the Trent.

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