China is an important driver for growth in the civil aviation market in Asia and worldwide. The Rolls-Royce Market Outlook projects that China will double its share of global air traffic to 16 per cent in 2028 from 8 per cent in 2009. Intra-China air traffic is projected to grow at the compound rate of 8 per cent per year.
Rolls-Royce is in a strong position to serve this growing international and domestic aviation market. Our customers in China include all major airlines, including Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, HNA Group, Sichuan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
Rolls-Royce, together with joint venture subsidiary International Aero Engines (IAE), power more than 500 aircraft in China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
A particularly successful product in China is the Trent 700 engine, which powers the Airbus A330 wide body aircraft. The Trent 700 offers maximum thrust and best fuel efficiency whether the aircraft is deployed in long and short haul routes, making it an ideal solution to serve China’s rising international traffic and major domestic routes. More than 250 A330s in service or on order in Greater China are powered by the Trent 700.
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