Mon, Oct 26, 2009
Engine Will Power Airbus A350
Stork Aerospace subsidiary Fokker Elmo has signed a contract
with Rolls-Royce to provide design support and manufacture for the
electrical wiring for the Trent XWB engine. The associated
design-support and production work, which will begin later this
year, is expected to be worth approximately $70 million.
The Trent XWB Engine is specifically designed for the A350XWB
family of aircraft, and includes the latest technology to minimize
operating costs and deliver exceptional performance. It has single
engine type operational benefits with the lowest carbon emissions
of any wide body engine. Besides powering the A350-800 and A350-900
the Trent XWB will also power the larger A350-1000 in the 350 seat
market, the A350-900 Freighter and the ultra long range A350-900R,
providing a single engine type across the aircraft family. To date,
Airbus has received customer commitments for 493 A350XWB aircraft
from 28 operators making the Trent XWB the fastest-selling member
of the Trent engine family.
With the Trent XWB engine program Fokker Elmo will be extending
a business relationship with Rolls-Royce that started in the late
nineties. The development phase of the A350XWB program will take
place at Fokker Elmo the Netherlands followed by series production
scheduled to be undertaken at Fokker Elmo China.
“At Fokker Elmo we are very proud of the relationship
between Rolls-Royce and Fokker," said Jan Lagasse President of
Fokker Elmo. "We feel privileged to be a part of the Trent XWB
program and to be able to contribute to its success”.
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