Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have signed a ‘TotalCare’ agreement covering the Trent 700 engines powering the logistics company’s A330 freighters.

    Any Trent 700s added to DHL Express’ fleet in the future will also be covered by the contract.

    The agreement features a dollar-per-flying-hour payment mechanism that Rolls-Royce said would give DHL “a secured cost of operating and maintaining” the engines.

    “We are delighted to be able to continue to support DHL following a successful collaboration on the RB211-535E4,” said Rolls-Royce’s vice president customers Hannah March.

    “This agreement is another great example of providing world-class services to DHL, enabled by the best engine for the A330 freighter, the Trent 700.”

    DHL’s senior vice president – global fleet management Geoff Kehr commented: “TotalCare gives us the opportunity to maintain our Trent 700 fleet to best-in-class reliability standards by leveraging the scale and reputed Rolls-Royce capability through TotalCare support.

    “This frees time and resource so DHL may focus on other fleet maintenance optimisation and operational aspects.”