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Rolls Royce to build new engine for major Airbus deal

The Trent 700 engine currently powers the Airbus A330 Credit: Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce has announced a major order from plane maker Airbus, in an exclusive deal for its new Airbus A330neo.

The Derby-based engineering firm will build new Trent 7000 engines for the planes, which will be the seventh member of the Trent engine family.

Rolls Royce say the new Trent 7000 engine, which it has also announced today. will improve fuel consumption by around 10 percent compared to its predecessor used on A330 planes the Trent 700.

The new Airbus A330neo plane will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines Credit: Airbus

Fabrice Bregier, Airbus, President and Chief Executive Officer, said:

“The A330neo is the logical evolution of our reliable and versatile A330 Family. It provides an optimal solution for airlines around the world looking to minimise their fuel and operating costs while offering best-in-class comfort to their passengers.

We see strong market potential for the A330neo and we are confident this new aircraft will be a success in the medium-haul segment. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 combines world-leading experience and cutting-edge technology to play a vital role in ensuring the success of this aircraft for decades to come.”

Speaking about the deal and the announcement of the new aircraft, Airbus Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said:

“The A330neo is the logical evolution of our reliable and versatile A330 Family. It provides an optimal solution for airlines around the world looking to minimise their fuel and operating costs while offering best-in-class comfort to their passengers,”

“We see strong market potential for the A330neo, and like its market-leading smaller sister, the A320neo, we are confident this new aircraft will be a success in the medium-haul segment. We are again leveraging a proven aircraft with a wide operator base and making it even more efficient with the latest innovations and technology developments.”