Rolls-Royce increased its order book and confirmed plans for its most advanced Trent 1000 engine at the Paris airshow last week, the company new orders and agreements worth nearly US$5 billion for engines from airlines including Philippine Airlines, Air France-KLM and United Airlines.
Orders for the Trent XWB were placed by United Airlines, Air France-KLM and SriLankan Airlines for their A350s, while Philippine Airlines, Oman Air and Sri Lankan Airlines selected the Trent 700 to power A330s.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed build of the first Trent 1000-TEN test engine for all models of the Boeing 787 will begin later this year, while Trent 1000 flight test engines have been delivered to Boeing for the first 787-9 variant. Air Lease Corporation and Transaero have announced selection of the Trent 1000 to power their respective Boeing 787 fleets.
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