THAI Airways International has selected the Trent 700 to power a new fleet of eight Airbus A330-300s, in a deal worth around $300 million at engine list prices. The aircraft are due to be delivered from 2009 onwards. In addition, the engines will be covered by a 10 year TotalCare long term services agreement, based on an agreed dollar fee per engine flying hour.
THAI was the launch customer for the Trent 800 on both the -200 and -300 versions of the Boeing 777 and has 20 aircraft in its fleet, which now also includes the Trent-powered -200ER version. The airline also operates the Trent 500, supported by TotalCare, on 10 Airbus A340-500 and -600s.