This cross-licensing agreement grants each party the right to use inventions related to LED and laser diodes covered by the patents owned by the respective companies around the world.
The Trent XWB jet engine is the latest variant in Rolls-Royce's widely acclaimed Trent family of aero engines. This high-bypass turbofan engine, incorporating Rolls-Royce's proprietary three-shaft architecture, with a thrust range from 74,000 to 97,000 lb (330 to 430 kN), is setting new standards of fuel efficiency. At present, the Trent XWB is the only engine selected by Airbus for the A350. The Airbus A350's flew for the first time in June this year, with entry into service scheduled for 2014.