The show followed last week's successful maiden flight of the Airbus A350 XWB, powered by the world's most fuel-efficient engine, the Trent XWB. Major orders for the Trent XWB were placed by United Airlines, Air France-KLM and SriLankan Airlines, while the market leading Trent 700 was selected by Philippine Airlines, Oman Air and Sri Lankan Airlines to power Airbus A330 aircraft.
Build of the first Trent 1000-TEN test engine for all models of the Boeing 787 will begin later this year, while Trent 1000 flight test engines have been delivered to Boeing for the first 787-9 variant. Air Lease Corporation and Transaero announced selection of the Trent 1000 to power their respective Boeing 787 fleets.
The Defence business also announced milestone deliveries for its LiftSystem™ technology, which provides the F-35B Lightning II with its vertical lift capability, while the Group also displayed a new power concept for advanced future airliners with EADS, aimed at reducing fuel burn, noise and CO² emissions.
Details and values of orders and selections announced at the Paris Air Show