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The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 Engine Has Reached a Remarkable 10 Million Engine Flight Hours
- 24th Aug 2022
22 August 2022 - Rolls-Royce has reported that the Trent XWB-84 engine, which powers the Airbus A350-900, has collected more than 10 million engine flight hours, establishing yet another significant milestone for the engine programme.
After entering service in 2015, the Trent XWB-84 has achieved this milestone by serving more than 30 airlines operating on a wide range of itineraries, from short-haul segments to ultra-long-haul flights of more than 18 hours, showcasing its adaptability and potential.
Chris Cholerton, president of Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, said, "The Trent XWB's attainment of 10 million flight hours is another significant milestone. It is the most recent member of the Trent family to attain this milestone and has done it more quickly than any previous Trent engine, in less than seven years of service. The Trent XWB continues to establish new standards for sustainability, dependability, and adaptability, which makes us tremendously proud."
The Trent XWB is the most efficient aircraft engine in operation and aids airlines on their road toward sustainability. The engine consumes 15% less gasoline than the original Trent engine, travels longer on less fuel, and has superior performance and noise levels. Additionally, it is capable of running on 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel, which will become more readily accessible to airlines in the future. In addition, the Trent XWB-84 has helped to the avoidance of more than 15 million tonnes of CO2 since its introduction in 2015, which is equivalent to the amount of CO2 required to power over two million households annually.
In addition to higher economy, the Trent XWB-84 provides a step shift in maturity and dependability for the industry, routinely reaching dispatch reliability of more than 99.9%.
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Rolls-Royce is a pioneer in the power necessary to connect, empower, and defend society. They have committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 [excluding product testing] and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, reiterating their desire to play a key role in helping the sectors in which we operate to reach net zero carbon by 2050.
Rolls-Royce has clients in over 150 countries, including over 400 airlines and leasing businesses, 160 military services and fleets, and over 5,000 power and nuclear clients.
In 2020, our annual underlying sales was £11.76 billion, and we spent £1.25 billion in R&D. Rolls-Royce engineers are at the forefront of scientific research thanks to our support of a worldwide network of 28 University Technology Centres.