World's most efficient engine powers Airbus A350 XWB to Singapore Airshow

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines have powered an Airbus A350 XWB on a visit to the Singapore Airshow, marking the aircraft's debut public appearance in Asia.

The A350 XWB is scheduled to enter service with Qatar Airways as launch customer this year.

Phil Harris, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President - Customers, said: "This visit to the Singapore Airshow will be just the first of many exciting moments in the life of the A350 XWB and Trent XWB in 2014. We look forward to powering the A350 XWB into service with Qatar Airways and then supporting another 40 customers, including Singapore Airlines, around the world to a smooth entry into service."

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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. The engine powered the A350 XWB's first test flight in June 2013 and is now powering a variety of flight tests around the world.

The Trent XWB is 16 per cent more efficient than the first-generation Trent engines that entered into service in 1995.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Feb 11, 2014