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Rolls-Royce Delivers 1,000th Trent XWB-84 Engine

Rolls-Royce celebrated the delivery of their 1,000th Trent XWB-84 engine on Monday, marking a major milestone for the program. The engine will power an Airbus A350-900 and was built at the company’s state-of-the-art Production Test Facility in Derby, England.


Rolls-Royce Celebrates Delivery of the 1,000th Trent XWB-84 Engine on Monday, November 22, 2021 - Courtesy Rolls-Royce

On Monday (November 22, 2021), Rolls-Royce announced the delivery of their 1,000th Trent XWB-84 engine, marking a major milestone for the engine program. The Trent XWB-84 is the world’s most efficient aero engine in service and is the latest member of the Trent Family to reach this milestone, faster than any of its predecessors. The 1,000th engine will power an Airbus A350-900 and was manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art Production Test Facility in Derby, England. Since entering service in 2015, the Trent XWB-84 quickly became the fastest selling large engine of all time, and has since achieved over eight million flying hours with over 30 operators.


In Monday’s announcement, Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace President, Chris Cholerton, said,


“Reaching this milestone is another great achievement for the Trent XWB-84, which is the most efficient aero engine in service. It is important to our customers to build ever more efficient fleets, and new-generation engines, like the Trent XWB-84 allow them to achieve this. We would like to thank everyone, including our customers, employees, partners and suppliers who have helped create the engine programme’s success.”


Also commenting on the aero engine milestone, Rolls-Royce’s Director of Operations – Civil Aerospace, Sebastian Resch, said,


“We take great pride in our state-of-the-art assembly line in Derby - where our highly-skilled colleagues have accumulated more than 7,500 years of assembly experience. To assemble 1000 Trent XWB-84s has required more than 25 million parts brought together and more than 6,000 assembly steps per engine. This achievement is the result of the skills and dedication of our operations teams, with the strong support of our partners in the programme: GKN Aerospace, ITP Aero, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, as well as our external supply chain.”


The Trent XWB-84 has a 15 percent fuel consumption advantage over the first Trent engine and leading performance and noise levels. The engine is also ready to operate on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) as they become more available to airlines. Additionally, the Trent XWB-84 has contributed to the avoidance of over 10 million tons of CO2 since 2015, equivalent to the amount of CO2 needed to provide electricity to nearly two million homes annually.

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has customers in over 150 countries, comprised of more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and over 5,000 power and nuclear customers. During 2020, the company had annual underlying turnover of £11.76 billion, and invested £1.25 billion in research and development. The company also supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which positions Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. Rolls-Royce is a publicly traded company (LSE:RR, ADR:RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZH69).


Source: Rolls-Royce