Rolls-Royce welcomes Kuwait Airways selection of A350 aircraft

Rolls-Royce today welcomed a decision by Kuwait Airways to order ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

The new A350s will be the first Trent-powered aircraft to go into service with the airline.

Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customers - Civil Large Engines, said: "This decision marks a new era in our relationship with Kuwait Airways and we look forward to delivering the Trent XWB, the world's most efficient engine flying today."

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The Trent XWB, specifically designed for the A350 XWB, is the largest-selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,600 already sold. It powered the A350 XWB to its first test flight in June.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Dec 10, 2013