With the first A350-900s having entered service with Qatar Airways, R-R is now working on an XWB-84 “maturity program,” alongside the industrialization.
“Vietnam is shortly to get their first aircraft; the engines have been delivered already. And we’ve built the first engine for Finnair…and TAM will be toward the end of the year. We’re 100% on time on delivery for our engines,” said Burr.
“Rolls-Royce has invested huge amounts in its facilities, such as UKDiscs.”
This plant in Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK, is designed to produce 2.500 fan and turbine discs a year.
Meanwhile, R-R has “put in a pulse line for engine assembly in Derby, which Burr described as “a big step forward in how we build our engines.”