Industry Rolls Royce manufactures 1.000th Trent XWB engine

Rolls-Royce has announced, that it has reached the 1000th delivery of a Trent XWB engine.

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Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has released, that it celebrated a new milestone by delivering the Trent XWB engine number 1000. The engine entered into service more than six years ago with the Airbus A350 XWB.

The Trent XWB-84 was the first of the Trent XWB variants to commence operations. This engine is being used on the Airbus A350-900, while the XWB-97 was developed for the larger Airbus A350-1000.

Over the years, the Trent XWB family has accumulated more than eight million engine flying hours, Rolls-Royce stated. In total, more than 600,000 flights have been performed with the engine.

Chris Cholerton, President Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, commented: “We are excited to announce yet another milestone for our Trent XWB programme, and would like to thank everyone, including our partners and suppliers, who have been involved in the engine’s success.”

The Trent XWB is very fuel efficient and one of the most sustainable engines in the world. Operators are using the engine around the globe for a wide range of missions. Singapore Airlines for example uses the Trent XWB on ultra-long-haul routes, while Japanese airline JAL uses it for short-haul domestic flights.

Mr. Keisuke Suzuki, Vice President, Corporate Strategy Department, JAL, commented: “Our investment in the A350 with fuel-efficient and reliable Trent XWB engines has enabled us to continue serving our domestic network through the crisis and will form the backbone for recovery when we start to operate long-haul flights too.”

Cholerton explained the success story of the Trent XWB engine: “Approximately 60% of the installed Trent engine deliveries to our customers in 2020 were for Trent XWBs. We know how crucial it is for our customers to rebuild and grow their networks sustainably, using new generation engines like the Trent XWB. Since the start of the pandemic, we have implemented safe working measures in our production facilities, which have allowed us to continue to deliver our world-class products on time, whilst keeping our people safe.”

The company also stated that it is just getting started with developing cutting-edge modern and fuel-efficient aircraft engines. New technologies will reduce waste, minimise disruption during operations and will lower emissions.

Source © rolls-royce.com

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