Derby-based Rolls-Royce Group yesterday said it had signed a long-term maintenance agreement with India’s oldest privately-owned domestic airline, Jet Airways and Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways.
Rolls said Jet, which began international operations in 2004, had signed one of its TotalCare agreements covering the airline’s Trent 700-powered Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
In a separate statement, Rolls said it had signed a similar deal to support Qatar Airways’ fleet of four Trent 500-powered Airbus A340-600s and one VIP-configured Airbus A340-500.
Financial terms of both deals were undisclosed. Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi investment agency Mubadala Development Co said they had set up a joint venture to serve the fast-expanding Middle East aviation services market.
The joint venture will offer ‘On-Wing Care’ through Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies as well as a wide range of line maintenance services for Rolls-Royce’s Trent family operators in the region.
“The Middle East is a rapidly-growing market, and the United Arab Emirates presents a major hub for airlines and aerospace activities within the region,” Miles Cowdry, services president at Rolls-Royce said in a statement.