Rolls-Royce welcomes AirAsia X selection of 50 A330neo aircraft

Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by AirAsia X to select 50 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft powered by the newly-launched Trent 7000 engine.

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Large Engines said: "We welcome the decision by AirAsia X to select such a significant number of aircraft powered by our Trent 7000 engines.  AirAsia X is a valued customer and this decision further deepens our relationship. We look forward to bringing the Trent 7000 into service and delivering all the efficiency benefits this engine brings."

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Co-Founder and Director of AirAsia X, said: "We're thrilled that our quest for global leadership in the long-haul low-cost carrier market will carry on full steam ahead powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000. AirAsia X has partnered with Rolls-Royce since 2008 and they have delivered consistent reliability."

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The Trent 7000 brings together:

  • Experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330
  • Architecture from the Trent 1000-TEN - the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine
  • Latest technology from the Trent XWB - the world's most efficient large civil engine

The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver significant performance benefits compared to the current version of the Trent 700. It will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent; have twice the bypass ratio; and will halve perceived noise.

The Trent engine family has accumulated more than 75 million flight hours over the last 19 years. Each member of the Trent engine family has been either the market leader, aircraft launch engine, or both.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Jul 16, 2014