August 1, 2014
IAG converts eight A350 XWB aircraft options into firm orders
Rolls-Royce reported that International Airlines Group (IAG) converted eight Airbus A350-900 options into firm orders, powered by Trent XWB engines. The engines will have long-term TotalCare service support. The A350-900 aircraft will go into service with IAG’s Spanish airline Iberia, which will become a new operator of the Trent XWB. In April 2013, IAG ordered 18 A350-1000 aircraft with TotalCare support to be operated by British Airways. The A350-1000 is powered exclusively by the higher-thrust Trent XWB-97 engine.