Lufthansa has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 over rival offerings from General Electric and Pratt & Whitney to power the 10 Airbus A330-300s it has on order.

The 72,000lb (320kN) Trent 772B-powered A330s will be delivered to the German flag carrier between January 2004 and November 2005.

Although it has been a major GE customer in the past, in 2002 Lufthansa selected the Trent 900 to power 15 Airbus A380-800s it has on order. It is also taking the Trent 500 on the Airbus A340-600, where there is no other engine option offered.

Source: Flight International