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Rolls-Royce delivers locally made Trent 1000 engine for Singapore-based Scoot (Amended)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:47
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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the first made-in-Singapore Trent 1000 engine, which will be used in local budget carrier Scoot's new Boeing 787 aircraft.

LOCAL budget carrier Scoot will see some of its upcoming Boeing 787s outfitted with Trent 1000 engines made in Singapore by Rolls-Royce.

The Trent 1000 is fully assembled at the company's Seletar facility and tested by a team of 80.

Campbell Wilson, Scoot's chief executive, said: "Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines, along with the 787's other advances, will save us fuel so that we can keep saving you money in the form of great value airfares."

Scoot will take delivery of its first of 20 B787s early next month. Some of these 20 aircraft will be fitted with engines made in Singapore.

Jonathan Asherson, Rolls-Royce's regional director (Asean & Pacific), said: "In 2012, we were the first integrated high-tech facility to manufacture our wide chord fan blade, assemble and test our Trent aero engine, and conduct research within a single campus. Today, we are proud to be part of Singapore's growing aerospace industry that supports the entire life-cycle of an aircraft - from build, to flight and through to servicing."

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat was the guest-of-honour at the event on Tuesday morning.

Rolls-Royce powered the very first Boeing 787 test flight in December 2009, the first 787-8 to enter service in October 2011, and the first 787-9 to enter service last year.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Rolls-Royce had manufactured its first Trent 1000 engine here for Singapore-based Scoot. Its first Singapore-made Trent 1000 engine was in fact manufactured in June 2014. The article has been amended to reflect this.

 

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