OREANDA-NEWS. Rolls-Royce has been selected by Philippine Airlines for Trent XWB engines and TotalCare® long term services for six Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

The Trent XWB is the world’s most efficient engine flying today, and the fastest-selling wide-body engine with more than 1,500 engines sold to 41 customers.

Philippine Airlines will use the aircraft to offer new services such as non-stop flights from Manila to New York. The airline also has options for a further six A350 XWB aircraft.

Jaime Bautista, President and Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Airlines, said: “PAL is proud to be at the forefront of technology with the Trent XWB engine to power the latest addition to our fleet. We already operate the Trent 700 engine and look forward to further developing our good relationship with Rolls-Royce.”

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Aerospace, said: “Philippine Airlines is a valued customer celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. We are proud to be selected to support this important fleet development which will see us working with Philippine Airlines for many years to come. The Trent XWB has already delivered the best-ever entry into service for a large engine since the A350 XWB entered commercial service in January 2015.”

Philippine Airlines has 15 Trent 700-powered Airbus A330 aircraft in service with TotalCare support.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. We have three common themes across all our businesses:
  • Investing in and developing engineering excellence
  • Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes
  • Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.
  • Annual underlying revenue was ?13.4 billion in 2015, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at ?76.4 billion at the end of 2015.
  • Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. Nearly 15,700 of these are engineers.
  • The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.