Rolls-Royce Showcases New Trent Engines at Wings India 2018
At Wings India 2018, the premier civil aviation exhibition in the country, Rolls-Royce showcases its latest Trent aero engines including the Trent 1000, Trent XWB and Trent 7000 which offer fuel efficiency and environmental performance to support India’s growing civil aviation industry. Rolls-Royce is pioneering the power that matters so that its customers can give a cleaner, more efficient and reliable experience to travellers. The Rolls-Royce booth (Hall A Booth 31) also features a visualisation of a CTi fanset being developed for Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan® engine, and a quarter scale model of Trent 7000 engine that powers the Airbus A330neo, along with interactive audio-visual content.
Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce, SVP, Customers and Services (APAC) – Civil Aerospace, has said that with rapid growth in India’s civil aviation industry, the company expects a huge demand for widebody aircraft by airlines to meet increased passenger growth and operational efficiencies. “Our Trent family of engines, powering leading widebody aircraft, has delivered outstanding performance and reliability and is well-positioned to support India’s aviation sector with a more efficient & cleaner portfolio of products and solutions,” he said.
According to aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India’s domestic air traffic nearly doubled to 117 million passengers in 2017 compared with 67 million in 2011, driven by a strong economy and low-fares and most airlines are pursuing expansion plans to support this rapid growth in passenger traffic. Rolls-Royce, which early in the next decade will be powering more than 50 per cent of in-service widebody passenger aircraft, has a strong track record of supporting airlines’ growth and helping them transition from narrowbody to widebody fleets.
In India, Rolls-Royce has been steadily building its capabilities across engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, digital and customer support to support local growth. The Aerospace Engineering Centre in Bangalore has over 600 engineers contributing to global aerospace engine programmes. Rolls-Royce’s R2 Data Labs, an acceleration hub for data innovation which set up a facility in Bangalore last year, develops data applications that unlock design, manufacturing and operational efficiencies and creates new service propositions for customers.