Singapore Airlines has today signed a Letter of Intent for seven Airbus A350F Freighters powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. This selection by Singapore Airlines is another endorsement of the proven capability of the Trent XWB powered A350 family, which has delivered unprecedented reliability to customers since its entry into service in 2015. In addition, Singapore Airlines has committed to a 15-year TotalCare maintenance agreement on the Trent XWB-97 for the A350F Freighter.
As versatile as it is reliable, the Trent XWB has already shown it is equally efficient at powering short-haul or long haul flights, which makes it the ideal solution for the passenger and freighter market with a varied network. Now the engine will also show its versatility by powering dedicated freighter as well as passenger flights – from people to cargo – to their final destinations.
With a renewed focus on transitioning the aviation industry towards net zero in the coming years, the Trent XWB supports Singapore Airlines’ sustainability strategy with a 15% efficiency improvement over the first generation of Trent engine, making it the most efficient aero engine in service in the world today.
Chris Cholerton, President of Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted by Singapore Airlines’ decision to sign an agreement to acquire seven Airbus A350F freighters powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. This provides the exciting opportunity for us to expand our presence in the freighter market on a new aircraft type and also further strengthens our much valued partnership with Singapore Airlines built over the last 25 years.”