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Rolls-Royce wins $5bn Trent order for 50 aircraft from Delta Air Lines

News International-French

3 Dec 2014

Rolls-Royce has won a $5bn order for Trent engines and long-term TotalCare® service support from Delta Air Lines to power 50 new aircraft.

Trent XWB engines will power 25 Airbus A350s and Trent 7000 engines will power 25 Airbus A330neo aircraft.

The Trent XWB is the world's most efficient large civil aero engine, and the fastest-selling widebody engine ever with more than 1,500 engines already sold. It will power the first A350 XWB into service later this year. The Trent 7000 was launched this year as the exclusive powerplant of the new A330neo and has already been selected to power a total of 152 aircraft.

Nat Pieper, Delta Air Lines, Vice President of Fleet Strategy and Transactions, said: "We are pleased to be working closely with Rolls-Royce to power aircraft that will be a vital part of our future, providing a new level of excellence on our Pacific, Atlantic and Latin American routes."

John Rishton, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce, said: "We are proud to be selected to power Delta's new generation of aircraft and look forward to deepening our relationship with a long-standing and valued customer. It is further evidence of the success of the Trent XWB in the market and represents a powerful vote of confidence in our newly-launched Trent 7000."

The Trent 7000 brings together experience from the Trent 700, the engine of choice for the current A330; architecture from the Trent 1000-TEN, the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine and latest technology from the Trent XWB.