Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been selected by Cathay Pacific Airways to provide Trent XWB engines to power 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The contract, which is subject to the approval of the Board of Cathay Pacific Airways, includes long-term TotalCare® service support.
In addition, the airline will convert 16 orders for Airbus A350-900 aircraft to A350-1000s. All 26 aircraft will be powered by the higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB engine, the most advanced large civil aircraft engine on offer in the world.
The new higher-thrust variant will deliver 97,000lb maximum thrust, achieved by the inclusion of new high-temperature turbine technology, a larger engine core and advanced fan aerodynamics. This will help Airbus to offer increased range and capacity for the A350-1000 aircraft.
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