Rolls-Royce joined Fiji Airways and Airbus in Toulouse to celebrate the introduction of the airline’s first Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB. Rolls-Royce will also provide its flagship TotalCare long-term services to the airline’s two A350 aircraft, which maximize aircraft availability.
The Trent XWB reduces fuel consumption by 15 percent compared to the first Rolls-Royce Trent engine and contributes to the aircraft’s 25 percent fuel burn reduction, compared to previous-generation aircraft. The Trent XWB goes further on less fuel and offers world beating performance and noise levels.
“This is another great endorsement for the Trent XWB and will make Fiji Airways the first operator for the Trent XWB in the South Pacific,” Jacqui Sutton, Rolls-Royce, COO, said at the delivery ceremony. “The Trent XWB continues to demonstrate world-beating levels of performance, noise and efficiency and Fiji Airways passengers will absolutely love flying on the A350 XWB.”
Since entering service in 2015, the Trent XWB has proven its reliability, durability and versatility. It has a dispatch reliability of 99.91 percent and the first engines to enter service are now being overhauled for the first time, after achieving their designed time on wing with no interventions. The Trent XWB powers 700 different routes, spanning more than 130 cities around the world.