Rolls-Royce secure deal to power 16 new aircraft for Cebu Pacific

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine will power 16 new Airbus A330neo aircraft for Philippine-based low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific.

“We are delighted to welcome the Trent 7000 engine into our fleet as it powers our new A330neo widebody aircraft,” said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO, Cebu Pacific. “This selection will allow us to achieve significant savings on fuel consumption and help lower our operating costs. More importantly, it will help reduce our environmental footprint, enabling us to operate flights more sustainably.”

Founded in 1996, Cebu Pacific is one of the largest budget airlines in Asia. It operates flights to more than 60 destinations from its operational hubs across the region. The new aircraft are the latest in its expanding fleet to be powered by Rolls-Royce, with the Trent 700 already featuring onboard its A330 aircraft.

“This selection by Cebu Pacific is a great endorsement of the A330neo and Trent 7000, and truly demonstrates the Power of Trent,” said Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace. “The Trent 7000 is gathering great momentum in the marketplace; its 12% less fuel burn per trip, when compared with prior generation engines, as well as substantial noise reduction are significant factors in its success. We look forward to supporting Cebu Pacific as these new aircraft enter service.”

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 is the seventh and latest member of the Trent family of engines and exclusive to the A330neo. The Trent family has now accumulated more than 125 million engine flying hours.