Rolls-Royce welcomes £2bn China Eastern deal

Bondholder Rolls-Royce has announced a deal with China Eastern - China's second largest airline - where it has selected 20 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft which are powered by the Trent XWB engine.

As the world's most efficient large civil aero engine, 1,500 Trent XWB engines have already been sold to 40 customers. Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce's Director of Customers and Services - Civil Aerospace, said: "We welcome this decision by China Eastern to select the A350 XWB. We now look forward to powering the aircraft with our Trent XWB engine."

This is China Eastern's first selection of the Airbus A350 XWB. Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines already power 51 China Eastern Airbus A330 aircraft in service.

We welcome this decision by China Eastern to select the A350 XWB. We now look forward to powering the aircraft with our Trent XWB engine
— Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce's Director of Customers and Services - Civil Aerospace