Rolls-Royce secures LOI with China Southern Airlines for selection of Totalcare engine maintenance

Rolls-Royce has announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with China Southern Airlines for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services for 20 new Trent XWB-powered Airbus A350 aircraft, the company said.

The agreement will see Rolls-Royce provide the Guangzhou-based airline with its flagship TotalCare long-term aftercare service solution, which is designed to maximise aircraft availability.

Rolls-Royce TotalCare is a long-term services agreement under which Rolls-Royce takes responsibility for engine maintenance. Fleets covered by TotalCare achieve better time-on-wing, and benefit from the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork, which ensures engine repair and overhaul services can be offered closer to our customers.

The selection of TotalCare for the Trent XWB-powered A350 builds on the existing relationship between Rolls-Royce and China Southern Airlines, which has added the Trent XWB to a fleet that already includes the Trent 700, powering the Airbus A330, and Trent 900 powering the A380.