Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Airbus gets XWB orders

Air Mauritius has placed an order for six long range A350 XWB jetliners. Air Mauritius said it signed a tentative deal to buy four A350-900 planes from Airbus and would lease two from AerCap to replace its six A340 planes. The deal for the four new planes is worth around $1.2 billion at list prices. Dubai-based airline Emirates had last month cancelled an order for 70 A350 planes in a setback to Airbus. The planes are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. (Sources: Reuters, Rolls-Royce, 07/16/14) Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce XWB engines are tested at Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Airbus A350s have been tested at McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.