Industry Rolls-Royce delivers 500th Trent XWB engine
Rolls-Royce is celebrating the delivery of the 500th Trent XWB engine for the Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft.
The delivery of the 500th Trent XWB engine is a huge milestone for the company. In the past few days, the engine has flown past the two million flying hour mark, a further milestone in the Trent XWB programme.
Rolls-Royce´s most efficient large aero engine is powering the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft since the entry into service in January 2015.
The manufacturer said, that both milestones reflect the company´s growing momentum and maturity of the programme. This reflects in the reliability of the engine. During all two million flying hours, not only one engine had to shut down in-flight. A dispatch reliability of 99.9% shows the reliability of the engine.
Gareth Davies, Rolls-Royce, Trent XWB Programme Director – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are incredibly proud to celebrate these latest milestones. We have enjoyed the smoothest entry into service of any widebody engine and we continue to see the engine achieving market-leading levels of reliability. We look forward to supporting our customers around the world as the Trent XWB family of operators continues to grow.”
Still, the demand for the engine is healthy. Following the entry of the Airbus A350-1000, Rolls-Royce expects more orders for its latest and most powerful Trent XWB-97 engine. To meet the rising requests for the engine, the manufacturer has ramped up its production. The engine is being assembled both in Dahlewitz, Germany and in Derby, UK.
In total, 1700 Trent XWB are currently in operations with 45 worldwide operators. The engine helped the A350 XWB to become the fastest-selling widebody jet ever.
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