Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $880m, at list prices, from United Airlines for Trent XWB engines to power 10 Airbus A350 XWB-1000 aircraft. This includes a long term TotalCare® services agreement.
In addition the airline will convert 25 A350-900 aircraft, which were previously announced in 2009, to the -1000 model.
Jacqui Sutton, Senior Vice President - Civil Large Engines, said: "This latest order from United Airlines for our world-leading Trent engine technology underscores our confidence in the A350-1000 and the higher thrust version of the Trent XWB which will power this aircraft. We are delighted that United has increased its order for the A350 XWB and we look forward to expanding our relationship with the airline."
Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Jun 20, 2013