Rolls-Royce has launched an enhanced version of its Trent XWB engine, with Singapore Airlines (SIA) as the first customer.

The enhanced engine will offer a 1% improvement in fuel consumption.

Deliveries of the Trent XWB-84 Enhanced Performance (EP) engine to SIA will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, says Rolls-Royce. The engine will be offerable to existing customers after that date.

“I’m proud that we are making the world’s best engine even better – the Trent XWB-84 EP builds on our established reputation for continuous improvement," says Eric Schulz, president of civil aerospace at Rolls-Royce.

"Our Enhanced Performance approach has allowed us to consistently incorporate technology developments into the Trent family,"

The enhanced engine will offer improved turbine cooling, aerodynamics, secondary air system and interstage sealing.

SIA has 67 A350-900s on order. All A350s are powered by the Trent XWB. SIA plans to take delivery of its first A350 shortly.

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