OREANDA-NEWS. Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare Flex agreement, with bmi regional, for 17 Embraer 145 aircraft powered by AE 3007 engines.

The agreement marks a new milestone for TotalCare Flex, designed for owners and operators of mature engines, as it is the first deal signed with a regional aircraft operator.

The new service builds on the success of Rolls-Royce TotalCare, where the business models of the aircraft owner and Rolls-Royce are fully aligned to improve engine reliability, increase time on wing, and maximise the engine services contribution to customer business performance.

TotalCare Flex tailors that service specifically for customers seeking economical management of mature engines.

Paul Schutz, bmi regional, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to have signed a long-term TotalCare Flex agreement with Rolls-Royce for the management of our powerplant needs. Rolls-Royce listened to our requirements and we look forward to both teams working together with confidence in reliability and with certainty on future costs, both of which are essential for bmi regional.”

Scott Shannon, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Customer Business & Services – Civil Small and Medium Engines, said: “We welcome bmi regional’s support for our new service and we are delighted to have a leading regional aircraft operator among our first customers. TotalCare Flex is another example of our continued services innovation to provide value to customers.”