Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines ran for the first time on the Airbus A350 XWB Sunday (MSN1) as part of preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight. The aircraft, MSN1, was rolled out from Airbus’ paint shop in Toulouse, in May. Combined with the A350 XWB’s lightweight structure and advanced aerodynamics, the Rolls engines will help cut fuel burn by 25% compared to previous generation competing long-range twins, Airbus said. Scheduled for entry-into-service ...

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