Indian airline signs major engine deal with Rolls-Royce

Indian airline IndiGo has agreed to place an order for 60 Trent XWB-84 engines – built in Derby.

This is the first ever agreement for Rolls-Royce with the Indian airline.

Flying to more than 110 domestic and international destinations, IndiGo flew 100 million passengers in 2023 and is among the fastest-growing airlines in the world.

Ewen McDonald, chief eustomer officer at Rolls-Royce, said: “This substantial order from IndiGo for our Trent XWB-84 engines is a great win for Rolls-Royce. It reaffirms the position of the Trent XWB as the future-ready, engine of choice among airline operators.

“India is an important market for Rolls-Royce. The future promises to be exciting, with significant infrastructure developments and further growth expected in air travel.

“We are grateful to IndiGo for placing their trust in us and we look forward to partnering with them on this journey. Together we will reach more destinations, serve more customers and capture the opportunities of this exciting market.”

Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, added: “We are delighted to partner with Rolls-Royce for their future-ready Trent XWB engines as we expand our widebody aircraft fleet with an agreement to order a new fleet of A350-900 aircraft. We have immense trust in the reliability and efficiency offered by Rolls-Royce’s Trent engines and we believe it will reinforce our vision to connect the length and breadth of India to the world.”