08 August 2015

Delighted with the performance of the engine on the first A350-900.

“One of our key challenges this year is the customer build-up on the -84,” Tim Boddy, head of marketing for the program, said.

Source: Airbus

Boddy said he and his colleagues are “delighted” with the performance so far of the engine on the first A350-900s.

There are now 5 of the twinjets in service with the 2 operators –Latam and Finnair will join their ranks shortly– and the XWB-84 is experiencing “very intense operations for a new engine”, he said.

“Vietnam are doing 2-hour legs with up to 6 flights a day, while Qatar does a lot of medium-haul flights and operates in a challenging environment, with lots of flying through sand.”

Based on the article “Rolls-Royce readies for Trent XWB-97 flight test on A380” published in Flight International.


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  2. Keep the flag flying Rolls,keep check of your suppliers parts-dont want another A380 incident.