THAI and Rolls-Royce Collaborate on Trent XWB Engine Research and Development Program

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday September 6, 2018 14:58
Bangkok--6 Sep--Thai Airways International

Today (6 September 2018), Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and Rolls-Royce held an opening ceremony to launch the THAI and Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Research and Development Testing Program, the first collaboration of this kind in the world. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Arkhom Termpittiyapaisith, Minister of Transport, with the presence of Mr. Ekniti Nitithanprapas, THAI Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, THAI President, Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Senior Advisor, Mr. Surachai Piencharoensak, THAI Executive Vice President, Technical, and Mr. Dominic Horwood, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce Holdings Public Company Limited, at the Engine Test Cell, THAI's Technical Department, Don Mueang Airport.

Mr. Surachai Piencharoensak, THAI Executive Vice President, Technical, said that the THAI and Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Research and Development Program or Trent XWB Development Testing will take place over a two year period at THAI's Engine Test Cell and was initiated with the main objective to conduct research and further develop Trent XWB-97 engines, which powers the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft that was launched in February. In order to realize the engine's limitations in usage, continual simulated engine tests are conducted in order that its flight hours may be more than the aircraft. Conducting these tests help to further develop product quality, in addition to scheduled checks and quality technical maintenance. Rolls-Royce has chosen to conduct tests on its engines at THAI's Engine Test Cell, located at THAI's Technical Department, Don Mueang Airport. THAI made renovations to the engine test cell area to facilitate tests that will be conducted on Trend XWB Development Testing.

THAI's Engine Test Cell at the Aircraft Engine Overhaul Department located at THAI's Technical Department, Don Mueang Airport, is the first aircraft maintenance center that has received trust, confidence, and cooperation from Rolls-Royce for engine research and development testing that is conducted outside of the United Kingdom. This program is part of the strategic plan for 2018-2019 and is a revenue generating, collaborative project for the Company, whereby technology and skills gained will further strengthen Thailand's aviation industry.

Mr. Dominic Horwood, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce Holdings Public Company Limited, said that Rolls-Royce and THAI have a long history of partnership for more than 50 years. Rolls-Royce is pleased to partner with THAI in Trent XWB Engine Research and Development Program which is the first time that Rolls-Royce will undertake engine development testing with a customer. This underscores how important THAI is to Rolls-Royce.

The partnership confirms that Rolls-Royce can undertake a full chain of aerospace activities in Thailand from manufacturing and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and development testing. We cannot have achieved this without the commitment of THAI. Rolls-Royce invests about $100 million annually to support this significant manufacturing supply chain footprint in Thailand. We are proud to partner with THAI on this journey which is a part of the development of the aviation industry in Thailand.

In 2020, THAI and Rolls-Royce will cooperate on Trent 700 engine maintenance and overhaul, making THAI the certified and authorized engine maintenance center for Rolls-Royce. This cooperative effort is another step forward for aircraft engine maintenance and positive development for the airline industry that creates revenue for THAI and Thailand.


Latest Press Release

AXA Insurance Thailand Takes the Lucky Winners from Campaign Win an Exclusive Experience at Anfield with LFC Competition on a Tour to England to Watch English Premier League Match

AXA Insurance Public Company Limited took the four lucky winners from the campaign "Win an Exclusive Experience at Anfield with LFC Competition" to watch the final match of the English Premier League at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool*. Sponsored by AXA,...

AKARYN HOTEL GROUP INVITES GROUPS OF FRIENDS TO ENJOY GREAT MATES ESCAPES IN THAILAND

Intimate luxury hotel specialist allows BFFs to create their own slumber parties, with fun-filled activities and spacious accommodation at a choice of five-star hotels and resorts AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand's home-grown luxury boutique hotel...

Keemala Wins International Hotel Awards 2019-2020, Asia Pacific

Boutique design resort Keemala has been awarded Five-Star Small Luxury Hotel for Thailand. Keemala celebrates its most recent win at the prestigious International Hotel Awards Ceremony, Asia Pacific region, where the resort was announced winner of...

Photo Release: THAI Opens New Office in Sydney

Mr. Chakkrid Krachaiwong (second from left), Consul-General, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney, Australia, presided over the grand opening of the new office of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) at St. Martins Tower in Sydney,...

SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL INVITES INDONESIAN FAMILIES TO MAKE MAGICAL MEMORIES TOGETHER IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, is celebrating the Indonesian school holidays with a special nationwide package that allows parents and children to enjoy fun-filled family breaks together. Under the "Indonesia...

Related Topics