Rolls-Royce has announced an order from US leasing company CIT Aerospace to power ten Airbus A350 XWB and 13 Airbus A330 aircraft (release). The A350 craft are to be powered by the Trent XWB, the fastest selling Trent engine with over 1,200 sold. The Trent 700 will power the 13 A330 planes, and the engine has won 70 per cent of new orders to power A330 craft over the past four years.
Jeff Knittel, chief executive officer, CIT Transportation Finance, said:
As one of the largest aircraft lessors in the world, we strive to provide our customers with the most fuel efficient, technologically advanced products. The Trent family of engines has proven to be reliable in offering high fuel and operating efficiency, and it remains in high demand among our global customer base.
Eric Schulz, president of Civil Large Engines, Rolls-Royce, said:
CIT is a valued customer and we are delighted that it has again put its trust in our industry-leading technology. This order underscores the market-leading position of the Trent 700, and reflects our ability to deliver a Trent XWB engine that has already proven itself in test flights to be the most efficient large aero engine flying today.