Aircraft leasing firm Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has been lobbying Airbus and Rolls-Royce to increase the thrust on the R-R engines that power the Airbus A350-1000. “Based on our detailed analysis we’ve come to the conclusion that with the R-R power-plant for the 1000-series, it does not have adequate thrust,” ALC president and CEO, Steven Udvar-Hazy, tells Aviation Week on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Singapore. Airbus and Rolls-Royce are expected to announce details of the ...


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