Emirates confirms $16bn Rolls-Royce engine deal

Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, and delegates from Emirates Airline and Airbus at the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Emirates has confirmed an order for 50 A350-900 aircraft powered by Trent XWB engines.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive said: “Today, we are pleased to sign a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This follows a thorough review of various aircraft options and of our own fleet plans.”

Sheikh Ahmed added: “This US$ 16 billion deal reflects our confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector, and is a strong affirmation of Dubai’s strategy to be a global nexus connected to cities, communities and economies via a world-class and modern aviation sector.”

Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very proud that Emirates has chosen to enhance its fleet with the A350-900 powered by our Trent XWB.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us by Emirates, which reflects the confidence they have in the performance of this engine. We look forward to this order further enhancing our partnership for decades to come.”

Rolls-Royce’s relationship with Emirates began in 1996 with selection of Trent power and this Trent XWB will be the fourth member of the Trent family to operate in their fleet.