Rolls Royce wins order Trent XWB engines from the US

Rolls-Royce, the FTSE 100 engineering giant, has won an order from US leasing company CIT Aerospace for Trent XWB engines to power ten Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and Trent 700 engines to power 13 Airbus A330 aircraft.

Rolls-Royce, the FTSE 100 engineering giant, has won an order from US leasing company CIT Aerospace for Trent XWB engines to power ten Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and Trent 700 engines to power 13 Airbus A330 aircraft.

The Trent XWB engines will power ten CIT A350 aircraft that were announced in January 2013 which were in addition to five A350 XWB aircraft already on order, the firm added.

The Trent 700 is the only engine specifically designed for the Airbus A330 and more than 1,400 Trent 700 engines are either in service or on order.

The engine is the market leader on the Airbus A330 and has won 70% of Rolls-Royce's new orders over the last four years.

It will power the first flight of the Airbus A350 XWB this year and the aircraft's first in-service flight in 2014.

"This order underscores the market-leading position of the Trent 700, and reflects our ability to deliver a Trent XWB engine that has already proven itself in test flights to be the most efficient large aero engine flying today," the group said.

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