The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that Rolls-Royce has joined as an affiliate member of the regional body.
With 41,800 employees in 48 countries, Rolls-Royce develops and supplies complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, at sea and on land.
“Rolls-Royce’s entry into ALTA’s membership 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.
Meanwhile, Piers Keywood, Rolls-Royce’s Senior Vice President of Customers for the Americas, said they are very 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 customers to achieve their aspirations, which includes 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,” he said.
He added that the company has established itself as a major supplier of engines for commercial aviation and a leader in the wide-body market.
The airline market is primarily comprised of its Trent engine family, which has already logged more than 176 million flight hours for customers around the world.
Currently, more than4,400 Rolls-Royce-powered large civil aircraft 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 Business Aviation engines with 100% SAF by the end of 2023.
Rolls-Royce is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its operations and facilities by 2030 and to ensuring that all of its products support net zero operation by 2050.