Rolls-Royce joined Fiji Airways and Airbus in Toulouse today to celebrate the introduction of the airline’s first Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large aero engine. Rolls-Royce will also provide its flagship TotalCare® long-term services to the airline’s two A350 aircraft, which maximise aircraft availability.

The Trent XWB reduces fuel consumption by 15% compared to the first Rolls-Royce Trent engine and contributes to the aircraft’s 25% fuel burn reduction, compared to previous-generation aircraft. The Trent XWB goes further on less fuel and offers world beating performance and noise levels.

At the delivery ceremony, Jacqui Sutton, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer said: “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. 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% 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.