In 2015, the Trent XWB-84 engine was introduced alongside the Airbus A350-900. Since then, the engine has been a top performer for Rolls-Royce, becoming the fastest-selling big engine of all time.
According to the engine manufacturer, the type has logged over eight million flight hours and is presently in service with 30 operators worldwide, ranging from Aeroflot to World2Fly. The engine consumes 15% less gasoline than the original Trent engine and has a dispatch dependability of 99.9%.
Rolls-Royce reached a significant milestone with its Trent XWB-84 engine program on 22nd/11/2021, delivering the 1,000th engine constructed as part of the program. Rolls-Royce has guaranteed engine sales when an A350 aircraft is sold since the Trent XWB is the sole engine offered on the Airbus A350 program.
This week was a momentous one for Rolls-Royce since it marked another achievement in the XWB engine development. In July of this year, the business delivered its 1,000th XWB engine. It has now gone one step further, having delivered its 1,000th XWB-84 yesterday.
According to ch-aviation.com, Airbus has delivered 384 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, totaling 768 engines. You may be asking why this figure is so much lower than Rolls-1,000 Royce’s engine deliveries.
The engine manufacturer sends engines to Airbus before the plane is delivered, which accounts for a portion of the shortfall. Meanwhile, additional engines may be floating about as backups in case one engine needs to be removed from a plane for servicing. This permits the airplane to continue flying using a stand-in engine in the meanwhile.