in Aerospace

Rolls-Royce displays Trent XWB and pioneering technology at ILA

Posted 26 April 2018 · Add Comment

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying today, will take centre stage at Berlin Airshow ILA 2018.

Above: The Trent XWB on the Rolls-Royce stand at ILA.

The engine, which powers the Airbus A350XWB family, has delivered the best ever widebody entry into service performance and achieved 99.9 per cent despatch reliability. It has accumulated more than 1.5 million flying hours, the equivalent of powering the A350 on three round trips to the sun, since it went into service in January 2015.

A full scale engine will be featured at the Rolls-Royce stand (H2/303) and promises to be a major attraction for visitors.

There is also a strong local connection – Trent XWB engines are assembled at the Rolls-Royce site in Dahlewitz, just five kilometres from the show venue, as well as Derby, UK.

Paul O’Neil, Rolls-Royce Chairman of the Management Committee, Rolls-Royce Deutschland and EVP Assembly and Test, OE & MRO, Rolls-Royce, said: “Seeing our Trent XWB at ILA 2018 makes us all very proud. Customers and visitors are always keen to see our engines up close and we are excited by their success. The Trent XWB is not only the most efficient large aero engine flying in the world today, it is also the fastest-selling widebody engine ever, with more than 1,700 already in service or on order.

He added: “Germany has an important stake in the Trent XWB programme - state-of-the-art compressor components are built at our Oberursel site in Hesse. We also recently opened a Trent XWB assembly line in Dahlewitz and together with our colleagues in Derby, United Kingdom, we are delivering seven engines a week to Airbus. At our N3 joint venture with Lufthansa Technik in Arnstadt, Thuringia, we maintain these engines of our global customer base.”


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Air Partner appointed by airBaltic to remarket three B737-500s

Air Partner Remarketing has been appointed by airBaltic as its exclusive remarketing agent for three B737-500s.

Manchester Airport marks one year of £1bn transformation

Manchester Airport is marking one year of construction on the biggest investment project in its history by releasing images showing the work completed so far.

Stansted launches NAP consultation

London Stansted has launched a public consultation on its draft Noise Action Plan (NAP) setting out the airport’s approach to managing aircraft noise and reducing its impact on the local community.

Dstl scientists' sepsis test now available for commercial licence

A new test for sepsis, which globally claims six million lives a year, could soon be available thanks to an innovation by scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Culdrose Merlins join HMS Queen Elizabeth to support F-35 deck landings

Aircraft, aircrew and support personnel from 820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) have embarked HMS Queen Elizabeth to support her forthcoming F-35B flight trials.

First ACJ320neo is assembled

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled on programme, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
DVD18BT3105200918SMI GMSCBT3005081118Aviation Africa 2019AdvancedEngin BT1406011118SMIFAVSBT151118