Roll-Royce signs MOU’s with Ethiopian Airlines and Egypt Air


(Posted 17th November 2023)


Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a comprehensive TotalCare service agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for 22 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. The Trent XWB-84 exclusively powers the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Rolls Royce also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt Air for for 20 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines that will power the airline’s fleet of Airbus A350-900.



Ewen McDonald, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, said:

We are delighted to sign the second TotalCare agreement this year with EGYPTAIR who are a long-standing customer of more than 20 years. TotalCare enables us to deliver one of our key commitments, to maximise engine availability and reliability for our customers.



After signing the MoU with Ethiopian Airlines Rob Watson, President – Civil Aerospace Rolls-Royce plc, said:: Today’s announcement marks an exciting day for Ethiopian Airlines and Rolls-Royce. It is proof that the Trent XWB-84 continues to perform and deliver for our customers. It is the perfect engine platform to support Ethiopian Airlines’ growth ambitions as a leading airline in Africa.

We have enjoyed a relationship with Ethiopian Airlines for many years and we would like to thank them for yet again putting their trust in the Trent XWB and Rolls-Royce. We look forward to supporting them with their global route development.”


The agreements provide both airlines with predictability as well as a known cost for the services and maintenance of the fleet.

TotalCare is designed to provide operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risk back to Rolls-Royce. This industry-leading premium service offering is supported by data delivered through the Rolls-Royce advanced engine health monitoring system, which helps provide customers with increased operational availability, reliability and efficiency.


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