Rolls-Royce joins ALTA

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The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce that Rolls-Royce has joined as an Affiliate Member.

With 41,800 employees in 48 countries, Rolls-Royce develops and supplies complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, sea and on land. Rolls-Royce has established itself as one of the leading suppliers of engines for commercial aviation and a market leader in widebody. The airline market is mainly made up of its Trent family of engines, which already logs more than 176 million flight hours for customers around the world.

Currently, more than 4,400 large civil aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce are in service worldwide, with engines that exceed all environmental regulations for noise and emissions, and most are capable of using a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend. Rolls-Royce is on track to test all of its Trent and Commercial Aviation engines with 100% SAF by the end of 2023.

Rolls-Royce is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in its operations and facilities by 2030 and to ensuring that all its products are compatible with net-zero operation by 2050.

“Rolls-Royce’s entry into the ALTA membership group represents an opportunity to strengthen collaboration with other industry leaders and contribute to the advancement of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, working together in the search for technical and operational solutions that will drive sustainable and efficient growth,” said José Ricardo Botelho, CEO of ALTA.

Piers Keywood, Rolls-Royce’s Senior VP of Clients for the Americas, said: “We are pleased to join ALTA as an affiliate member. Due to the complexity of our business and the sector in which we operate, we have a critical role to play in enabling our clients to achieve their aspirations, including net zero in their operations. Latin America and the Caribbean is home to many of our valued customers and we look forward to working together in providing solutions for growth and sustainability in our sector.”

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