Brazil’s TAM Airlines orders Trent engines from Rolls-Royce

Power systems provider Rolls-Royce has concluded a contract worth up to $2.2bn (£1.4bn) with TAM Airlines of Brazil, to provide Trent XWB engines for 27 Airbus A350-XWB aircraft.

The order, which is TAM’s first with Rolls-Royce, includes a 12-year agreement for TotalCare long-term services support.

Specifically designed for the Airbus A350-XWB, the Trent XWB is the fastest selling Rolls-Royce Trent engine and claimed to offer 28 per cent better fuel efficiency than pre-Trent generation engines.

More than 1,100 Trent XWB engines have been sold to 36 customers, with current orders extending beyond 2020.