Rolls-Royce congratulates Airbus on delivery of 100th A380
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today congratulated Airbus on the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft. The aircraft, delivered to Malaysia Airlines, is powered by Trent 900 engines.
Eric Schulz, President, Rolls-Royce Civil Large Engines, said: “We are proud to power the 100th A380, just as we powered the very first A380 to enter service just over five years ago, and congratulate Airbus on reaching this milestone. We look forward to supporting A380 customers for decades to come.”
Building on in-service experience that now totals two million operating hours, and by flowing back technology from other members of the Trent engine family, Rolls-Royce has reduced Trent 900 fuel burn and an additional “enhanced performance” package will reduce it further.
The Trent 900 is the engine of choice for the A380, having been selected by 11 out of 16 customers. The engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with Singapore Airlines in 2007 and is currently in service with six airlines.
Malaysia Airlines’ first A380 entered into service in July 2012 and the airline has ordered six A380 aircraft in total, all with Trent 900 engines.
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, arine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
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