China Southern picks R-R for Trent XWB support

Rolls-Royce (R-R) and China Southern Airlines have inked a Letter of Intent for engine MRO services for the Trent XWB engines.

The agreement, signed under R-R’s TotalCare aftercare service solution, will cover the Trent XWB engines powering all 20 Airbus A350-900s that the carrier will operate. Cirium’s fleets data shows that the carrier currently has three A350s in operation.

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China Southern has three A350-900s in its fleet now, with another 17 on order.


The partnership was signed during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. R-R did not disclose the value of the contract.

Last year, China Eastern inked a similar engine MRO deal with R-R for Trent XWB engines on its A350s.