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Rolls-Royce set to build new A350 engine – report

Rolls-Royce is set to bow to airline pressure by building a new engine for the Airbus A350, Reuters has reported, citing aviation industry sources. "My understanding is that Rolls-Royce has agreed to build a new engine," the chief executive of a major A350 customer said at an IATA airlines industry event. The plan would involve a major overhaul of Rolls-Royce's largest civil jet engine and give the Airbus A350 a better chance to compete with Boeing's popular long-range 777-300ER.