Rolls-Royce wins $880m Trent order from United Airlines
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $880m, at list prices, from United Airlines for Trent XWB engines to power 10 Airbus A350 XWB-1000 aircraft. This includes a long term TotalCare® services agreement.
In addition the airline will convert 25 A350-900 aircraft, which were previously announced in 2009, to the -1000 model.
Jacqui Sutton, Senior Vice President - Civil Large Engines, said: "This latest order from United Airlines for our world-leading Trent engine technology underscores our confidence in the A350-1000 and the higher thrust version of the Trent XWB which will power this aircraft. We are delighted that United has increased its order for the A350 XWB and we look forward to expanding our relationship with the airline."
The Trent XWB, specifically designed for the Airbus A350 XWB, is the fastest selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,300 already sold. The Airbus A350 XWB took to the skies for the first time on Friday, 14 June.
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 300 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.