November 26, 2013
Rolls-Royce announces engine for A330 Regional
Rolls-Royce announced the latest version of its market-leading Trent 700, the Trent 700 Regional, will power the recently announced Airbus A330 Regional aircraft. The engine was confirmed at the Rolls-Royce customer symposium in China, which along with South East Asia, will be a key market for the aircraft. The Trent 700, the only engine specifically designed for the A330, delivers the best fuel burn, emissions and noise performance, resulting in market leadership on the aircraft with 70% of new orders over the last four years. It currently powers 70% of A330 regional operations and every A330 operator in mainland China has selected the engine. The engine features reduced thrust tailored to aircraft regional operations, providing lower maintenance costs and longer time on wing. By providing the right amount of thrust at the right time, engine part life is extended and maintenance costs significantly reduced.