Rolls-Royce wins Trent XWB engines contract from Cathay Pacific.AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce (LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor :RR) has won a new engine contract from Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, the company announced today.
Rolls-Royce is to supply Trent XWB XWB Extra Wide Body (Airbus) engines to power ten Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and will also provide long-term TotalCare service support.
In addition the airline will convert 16 orders for Airbus A350-900 aircraft to A350-1000s.
All 26 of these aircraft will be powered by the higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB engine, which features new high-temperature turbine technology, a larger engine core and advanced fan aerodynamics aerodynamics, study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most concerned. , Rolls-Royce said.
No financial details were disclosed.
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