Two state-of-the-art Trent XWB engines power each A350-1000. The engines were exclusively designed for the A350 family and together with the aircraft, they bring 25 per cent lower costs, fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous-generation aircraft.
Since their entry into service in 2018, they have proven themselves a highly reliable aircraft and engine combination, selected to operate ultra-long-haul routes with Qatar Airways and by Qantas for its ultra-long-range Project Sunrise.
During the recovery period [April-September], there have been no cancellations to A350-1000 flights because of the engines. Its versatility also means that airlines can use the aircraft on a variety of routes, from flights of more than 17 hours, to short 45-minute hops. This has been particularly useful when quickly organising repatriation or cargo flights for essential medical supplies.
Sam Azad, Head of Marketing for the Trent XWB said: “We saw a quick recovery for the A350-1000 and Trent XWB. This airframe and engine combination is proving exceptionally reliable, versatile and economical in difficult times for the aviation industry.”