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The story of the Trent XWB

The Trent XWB is the sixth generation of the Trent family of engines. It’s already our fastest selling Trent engine development programme and is designed specifically for the Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft.

Work on the engine started in 2005 when Rolls-Royce sat down with Airbus to look at how we could improve the performance of their new A350. Today our programme involves 16 manufacturing plants, 11 engineering and testing facilities, 12 engineering partners as well as 75 suppliers worldwide.

We’ve grappled with some tough engineering challenges to create the world’s most efficient aero engine. Giving our customers the right balance between fuel burn and life cycle costs.

With a low risk engine design we’re setting new standards in world-class reliability and after-sale service, based on our experience of the Trent 900, Trent 1000.