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Cathay Pacific selects Rolls-Royce Trent XWB and TotalCare support for future fleet


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that Cathay Pacific has selected the Trent XWB to power 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will begin to enter service in 2016.

The Trent XWB engine represents a significant advance in technology that will reduce the overall environmental impact of operators. At the same time it will deliver superior operating performance. Cathay Pacific and Rolls-Royce have a long and established record of cooperation. The airline was the launch customer of the Trent engine family and operates a fleet that includes Trent 700 and Trent 800 engines.

Mark King, President, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace said: ‘The Trent XWB is the fastest selling and most environmentally efficient Trent engine ever. We are delighted that Cathay Pacific has again selected Rolls-Royce technology to power their new fleet and combined this with our TotalCare support package.’

Tony Tyler, Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Pacific said ‘This selection is the perfect fit for our future development where the A350-900 will replace older aircraft and help grow the fleet. The new technology of the Trent XWB will also help us meet the significant operational and environmental goals we have set for the future.’

1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
3. In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
4. Annual underlying revenues were £10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at £58.3 billion at 31 December 2009, providing visibility of future levels of activity.


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