Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that Cathay Pacific has selected the Trent XWB to power 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will begin to enter service in 2016.
The Trent XWB engine represents a significant advance in technology that will reduce the overall environmental impact of operators. At the same time it will deliver superior operating performance. Cathay Pacific and Rolls-Royce have a long and established record of cooperation. The airline was the launch customer of the Trent engine family and operates a fleet that includes Trent 700 and Trent 800 engines.
Mark King, President, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace said: ‘The Trent XWB is the fastest selling and most environmentally efficient Trent engine ever. We are delighted that Cathay Pacific has again selected Rolls-Royce technology to power their new fleet and combined this with our TotalCare support package.’
Tony Tyler, Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Pacific said ‘This selection is the perfect fit for our future development where the A350-900 will replace older aircraft and help grow the fleet. The new technology of the Trent XWB will also help us meet the significant operational and environmental goals we have set for the future.’