Rolls-Royce has signed a new TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada that will ensure the availability of the airline’s Trent 700 until fleet retirement.

TotalCare Flex is designed for owners and operators of mature engines, and is the first to be signed for the Trent 700, which entered service in 1995.

This is in addition to TotalCare Flex agreements on Trent 800 and Trent 500 engines.

To date, the Air Canada fleet of Trent 700-powered Airbus A330s has achieved more than 700,000 flying hours.

TotalCare Flex is an extension of Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare, where the needs of the aircraft operator and engine manufacturer are fully aligned with the shared goal of maximising engine time on wing.

Adair Swan, Rolls-Royce programme director – mature large engines said: “This is further evidence of our commitment to transform our services, providing the right care at the right time for our customers’ engines.

“The Trent 700 is our most successful engine programme and kicked off the Trent family success story. As it reaches maturity, we can provide operators with this innovative and flexible service to guarantee the performance of the engine, right up to the aircraft’s final day in service.”