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Rolls-Royce welcomes Kuwait Airways engine order

Rolls-Royce has welcomed a decision by Kuwait Airways to select eight Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, powered by the Trent 7000 engine.

 

The Trent 7000 is the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family and the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo.

 

The Trent 7000 brings together more than 50 million flying hours of experience from the Trent 700, which powers the original version of the A330. It also combines architecture from the Trent 1000 TEN – the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine – and the latest technology from the Trent XWB.

 

The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver a step change in performance and economics compared to the Trent 700. Benefiting from a bypass ratio double that of its predecessor, the Trent 7000 will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent, and will significantly reduce noise.

 

John Kelly, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Middle East and Africa, Civil Aerospace, said: “We warmly welcome this announcement by Kuwait Airways and look forward to continuing our long and established relationship with the airline.”

 

The value of the order has not been disclosed.

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