Singapore Airlines Cargo and leading power systems company Rolls-Royce today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will accord the Airline “Preferred Carrier Status” for the carriage of Rolls-Royce’s aircraft engines and component parts in and out of its planned Trent aero engine test and assembly facility, the Facility of the Future, at the Seletar Aerospace Park.

Construction of the Trent aero engine test and assembly facility will begin in early 2010. It is part of the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus, which also includes a wide chord fan blade factory and a regional training centre.

Mr Ong Koon Ling, Executive Vice President for Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Rolls- Royce and Mr Tan Tiow Kor, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Singapore Airlines Cargo, signed the Agreement in Singapore on behalf of their respective company.

“Roll-Royce and Singapore Airlines Cargo have had a strong and mutually beneficial relationship for many years, and we are confident that this new agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo will provide the right supply chain solutions for our Singapore investments in line with our continued growth,” remarked Mr Ong.

“In the aviation industry, the Rolls-Royce brand is world-renowned for its technologically-advanced aircraft engines which are assembled in the state-of-the-art plants. The timely delivery of parts and components for a seamless production schedule is therefore imperative. Rolls-Royce sets very high service standards for its partners, and we are very pleased to be accorded the opportunity to transport their engines and components. We look forward to growing our business relationship, and to supporting Rolls-Royce’s Facility of the Future,” commented Mr Tan.

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