Thursday, February 7, 2013
Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Achieves EASA Type Certification
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded engine type certification for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan engine.
The Trent XWB will power the Airbus A350-800 and A350-900 variants. Airbus said it plans on launching the maiden flight of the A350-900 in the second half of 2013.
Airbus said the A350 XWB is on schedule to enter commercial service in 2014.
“These new engines together with the aircraft’s advanced aerodynamics and airframe technologies will bring our airline customers a 25 percent step-improvement in fuel efficiency,” said Didier Evrad, executive vice president at Airbus. More