Rolls-Royce signs deal with STARLUX Airlines

An artist’s impression of the A350 in STARLUX Airlines livery (picture courtesy of Airbus).

Rolls-Royce has joined STARLUX Airlines and Airbus in celebrating the official signing of an agreement for 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and for Trent XWB engines.

The ceremony took place in Taipei, home base of STARLUX Airlines, which will use the aircraft to develop a network spanning destinations across Asia and long-haul services to North America.

K. W. Chang, STARLUX Airlines, Founder and Chairman, said: “We are very glad to celebrate this important moment together with Airbus and Rolls-Royce today. I believe the signing of the official purchase deal for these excellent aircraft will not only strengthen our partnerships, but also boost the development of STARLUX to become one of the best airlines in the world.”

Paul Freestone, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Customers, Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted with the trust that STARLUX Airlines has placed in Rolls-Royce and extremely proud to support another new and important customer with our world-leading Trent XWB engines.”

STARLUX announced its selection of the aircraft, 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s, at Farnborough Airshow last year.