February 14, 2014 - AIDC, Taiwan’s leading aerospace manufacturer announces that it has once again secured a 10-year contract from UK-based aero engine provider Rolls-Royce to supply HPT & IPT Casing for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97K engine. A signing ceremony is held today at the Singapore Airshow 2014 with participation of Dr. Caroline Chambers, APAC Regional Supply Management Executive, Rolls-Royce, and Mr. Paul Ho, Vice President and General Manager, AIDC.
Trent XWB (Extra Wide Body) engine is designed exclusively to power Airbus A350 aircraft. Following the signing of the contract, Rolls-Royce will be working with AIDC on development and production of components and parts for the engine, which will benefit AIDC’s R&D and manufacture capabilities.
Rolls-Royce is the global market leader in widebody aircraft engines. To address the growing demands, Rolls-Royce started commissioning AIDC to supply casing since 2004. AIDC officially became a strategic supplier of Rolls-Royce’s in 2009 with a long-term partnership between the two parties. In addition to the Trent 700, Trent 900, BR710, BR725 engine parts production and supply, AIDC was also responsible for the earlier V2500 engine parts manufacture. The engine was to power Airbus A320 aircraft family, including A318, A319, A320, A321. The Trent family engines are equipped on A330, A340, A350, A380 and B787 aircraft. This new supply contract for Trent XWB-97k and the extended collaboration with Rolls-Royce prove once again the capability of Taiwanese aviation has worldwide recognition.