Five years ago, Today the Rolls Royce Trent XWB entered into service with Qatar Airways.
As the Trent XWB approaches five years of exclusively powering the Airbus A350 family and passes five million engine flying hours with 31 customers and 400k flights later, this engine continues to surpass expectations.
The first Trent XWB engines to enter service are now being overhauled for the first time, meaning it’s behaved exactly how the engine manufacturer wanted it to over time
The A350 powered by Trent XWB is used to operate the longest commercial flight in the world, from Singapore to Newark in around 18 hours, as well as for short hops such as Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar, which takes a mere 90 minutes.
In fact, the Trent XWB powers 700 different routes, spanning 127 cities. It’s used in this way because it’s so versatile – the fuel efficiency, low noise levels and take-off performance mean it can fly in and out of many different airports around the world.
The Trent XWB is the fastest-selling widebody engine ever, with 1,800 in service or on order.
The Airbus A350 is a firm passenger favourite, and the Trent XWB has powered millions of passengers on journeys around the world.
To keep up with this demand, Rolls Royce deliver one Trent XWB every day of the week at full capacity, from its production sites in Derby, UK and Dahlewitz, Germany.
To make the Trent XWB from start to finish RR use 16 manufacturing plants, 11 engineering and testing facilities, 13 engineering partners as well as 75 partners and suppliers worldwide in 16 countries.