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Etihad Airways to upgrade Airbus engines

Etihad Airways has started an engine upgrade programme for more than half its Airbus A330 fleet. Scheduled to last two years, the programme will see all 15 of the airline's A330 aircraft featuring Trent 700 engines, delivered prior to 2010, being retrofitted with enhanced performance kits. The Trent 700 enhanced performance engine upgrade incorporates changes to the design of the compressor blades and turbines, resulting in significant improvement to the overall efficiency of the aircraft.