The Trend XWB is a variant of RollsRoyce Trent turbofan jet engines with the manufacturer calls ldquothe world39s most efficient large civil aero engine and the fastestselling Trent engine ever with more than 1400 already soldrdquo

The Trend XWB is a variant of Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan jet engines, with the manufacturer calls “the world's most efficient large civil aero engine and the fastest-selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,400 already sold.”

Rolls-Royce Gains Orders for Jet Engines, Long-Term Service/Support

Iberia options turn to commitment, add new jet engine customer First A350 XWB with Trent XWB in service later this year “…most efficient mid-size long-haul aircraft”

Rolls-Royce confirmed that International Airlines Group (IAG) would solidify an order for eight Airbus A350-900 jets, to be powered by the Rolls Trent XWB engines. In addition, those engines will be covered by Rolls’ long-term TotalCare service support program.

The value of the new business commitment was not announced.

The Trend XWB is a new variant of the Trent engine family of turbofan jet engines, developed specifically for the Airbus A350. According to Rolls-Royce, the Trent XWB is “the world's most efficient large civil aero engine and the fastest-selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,400 already sold.”

The first A350 XWB aircraft powered by Trent XWB engines will go into service later this year.

“IAG is a valued customer, with two airlines operating Trent engines,” according to Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce president for Civil Large Engines. “The performance of the Trent XWB, with TotalCare support, will maximize aircraft availability."

The Airbus A350 XWB is a series of long-range, “extra wide body” (XWB) airliners with two engines, designed to carry 250-550 passengers, depending on the configuration. Like its direct competitor, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the A350 is designed with extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer materials for the fuselage and wings, in order to reduce weight and conserve fuel and emissions.

The A350-900 is the initial model in the A350 series, and seats about 300 passengers in a three-class cabin.  As of June 2014, Airbus had a total of 742 orders for the A350 XWB from 38 customers worldwide

IAG initially placed its commitment with Airbus in the April 2013, in a “long-haul order” that covered 18 jets and options for 18 more. The new order will see the eight jets in service for IAG’s Iberia, that Spanish carrier, which will become a new operator for the Trent XWB.

“We are very proud that IAG has chosen the A350-900 aircraft for Iberia. We welcome a new operator of the most efficient mid-size long-haul aircraft in the market,” stated John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, Customers. “The A350XWB is the aircraft of choice in its category and set to become a reference among passengers for its unrivalled cabin comfort and quietness." ‎

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