Mon, Jul 02, 2007
Trent 1000 Will Power Real Estate Tycoon's Special Jet
Aero-News has learned the
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 has been selected by Hong Kong real estate
tycoon Joseph Lau, to power his Boeing 787-8 VIP aircraft on order
from Boeing Business Jets.
This agreement makes Lau the launch customer for the
Trent-powered 787 VIP in Asia, and is the second time the Trent
1000 has been selected for a 787 configured for corporate or VIP
"From our experience as the leading engine supplier in the
corporate jet sector, we understand the needs of VIP operators,"
said Mark King, Chief Commercial Officer - Civil Large Engines for
Rolls-Royce. "Our customers are now ranking the environmental
credentials of an engine alongside exceptional reliability and low
cost of ownership, making the Trent 1000 the best fit for corporate
and VIP operations, and we are delighted that Mr Lau has recognised
this with his engine selection."
As the launch engine for the 787, the Trent 1000 will be
installed on the first aircraft that will roll out of the Boeing
factory this Sunday, July 8.
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