Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rolls-Royce wins orders

Trent 700. Rolls-Royce photo
Rolls-Royce was selected by Cathay Pacific Airways to provide Trent XWB engines for 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, subject to the approval of the Cathay board. The airline also will convert 16 orders for Airbus A350-900 aircraft to A350-1000s. All 26 aircraft will be powered by the higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB engine. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 07/10/12) Rolls-Royce also won an order worth $280 million at list prices from Avianca for Trent 700 engines to power four Airbus A330 freighter aircraft, (Source: Rolls-Royce, 07/11/12), and an order from Garuda Indonesia Airlines for Trent 700 engines to power 11 Airbus A330 aircraft. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 07/12/12) Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce tests airliner engines at its outdoor facility at NASA's Stennis Space Center. It's currently constructing a second facility at SSC.