Rolls-Royce Welcomes Iran’s Aircraft Selection
Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by Iran Air to acquire 18 Airbus A330neo and 16 A350-1000 aircraft, which are powered exclusively by the Trent 7000 and Trent XWB engines respectively, the British company reported on its website.
In addition, Rolls-Royce looks forward to having the opportunity to provide engines for 27 A330ceo and 12 A380 aircraft that Iran Air is also to acquire, the report added.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce’s director for customers and services-civil aerospace, said, “We welcome this decision by Iran Air to select Rolls-Royce powered aircraft and, consistent with the improved regulatory environment that now exists, we look forward to supporting the modernization of commercial aviation in Iran.”
The Trent 7000, the exclusive power plant for the Airbus A330neo, is the seventh member of the Trent family that has become the engine of choice in the wide body market over the last 20 years. The Trent 7000 is scheduled to enter service in 2017.
The Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large aero engine, is the fastest-selling wide-body engine with more than 1,500 engines sold to 41 customers.
The A350-1000 is powered by the higher thrust version of the engine, the Trent XWB-97.