Rolls-Royce welcomes the decision by Air Lease Corporation to select 25 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, powered by the newly-launched Trent 7000 engine.

Air Lease Corporation has previously ordered Trent XWB engines for 25 A350XWB aircraft, Trent 1000 engines for four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and Trent 700 engines for three A330 aircraft.

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Large Engines said: “Air Lease Corporation is helping to write a new chapter in our story with its order for Trent 7000 engines. We are excited to be delivering an engine that offers a step change in performance to a valued customer.”

The Trent 7000 brings together:

  • Experience from the Trent 700 – the engine of choice for the current A330
  • Architecture from the Trent 1000-TEN – the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine
  • Latest technology from the Trent XWB – the world’s most efficient large civil engine

The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver significant performance benefits compared to the current version of the Trent 700. It will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent; have twice the bypass ratio; and will halve perceived noise.

The Trent engine family has accumulated more than 75 million flight hours over the last 19 years. Each member of the Trent engine family has been either the market leader, aircraft launch engine, or both.