Rolls-Royce Adds Icelandair to SelectCare Customers
Rolls-Royce has further expanded its customer base for its SelectCare aftermarket offering by signing up Icelandair.
Under the terms of the deal, the British firm will service Icelandair’s RB211 engines powering 28 of its aircraft fleet.
The RB211 is an engine option for Boeing’s 757 operated by the Icelandic carrier, along with variants of the 747 and 767.
Jens Thordarson, vice-president technical operations, Icelandair, described the contract as “another step forward” in the relationship between the parties, which goes back nearly 60 years.
“SelectCare is ideal for our individual needs, combining our own deep knowledge of RB211 engines gained over many years, with the support expertise of Rolls-Royce,” he said.
“It demonstrates that Rolls-Royce has the flexibility to create service solutions that customers want.”
SelectCare was launched at the beginning of the year, aimed at mature engine operators, with Rolls-Royce stating that the service falls between its existing TotalCare and MRO Services offeringswith the distinction of allowing customers conscious of service requirements and budget to match these to a set amount of engine shop visits.
The first customer to sign up to the offering was American Airlines, with Rolls-Royce servicing all of the carrier’s RB211-535 engines powering its fleet of 757 aircraft.