Leading partner to Rolls-Royce on the Airbus A350 XWB

Safran Transmission Systems is supplying a new-generation accessory drive train (ADT) for the Rolls-Royce XWB engine that will power Airbus's new long-haul widebody twin, the A350.

The ADT for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine represents a new step up in terms of its performance, quality, reliability and services, all integral parts of the new Rolls-Royce engine, which will offer 25% lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions than the previous generation.

Using the same basic architecture, this high-tech ADT will handle twice the power of the previous version from 20 years earlier. 

800 kW
rated power

Support services

Spanning some 350 square meters (3,780 sq ft), the Safran booth is spotlighting the new-generation LEAP engine, the SaM146 regional jet engine (1/3 scale mock-up), the Ardiden 3 helicopter turboshaft engine and a Trent XWB power transmission.

At Safran Transmission Systems, we have set up a dynamic feedback process to track the in-service performance of our products. For the Trent XWB, Safran Transmission Systems is offering a complete slate of MRO services to ensure high dispatch reliability for operators as soon as the airplane enters service.

Safran Transmission Systems: exclusive supplier of the ADT for the two Trent XWB engines: 

Trent XWB-84

  • 84,000 lb thrust
  • Airbus A350-900
  • Service entry: 2014

 

Trent XWB-97

  • 97,000 lb thrust
  • Airbus A350-100
  • Service entry: 2017