Rolls-Royce welcomes China Southern Airlines order

April 26, 2017 Photo(s): Rolls-Royce
A Trent 700 engine in production

Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by China Southern Airlines to select 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, powered by our Trent XWB engine.

The Trent XWB is the world's most efficient large aero engine and has been selected by more than 40 customers to date. With over 1,600 engines ordered, it is also the fastest selling wide body jet engine ever.

Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director, Customers and Services - Civil Aerospace, said: "We are delighted to be building on a long and successful relationship with China Southern. Our Trent XWB engine delivers excellent efficiency and lower emissions which will complement their expanding fleet."

This is China Southern Airlines' first selection of the Airbus A350-900. Its Rolls-Royce powered fleet includes Airbus A330s, Airbus A380s and Boeing 757s.

Last November China Southern Airlines announced an order for ten Airbus A330 aircraft which are to be powered by Trent 700 engines in a deal worth $700m. The order included TotalCare® long-term engine service support.