A350 XWB's Trent Engine Rolls-Out for Initial Flight Tests
Blagnac - Airbus has completed installation of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight-test engine on the A380 "flying-testbed" aircraft (MSN 001). The aircraft is depicted here at Airbus' Jean-Luc Lagardere site in Toulouse where the engine was mounted. The aircraft and engine will now be prepared for the flight-test campaign commencing in the coming weeks.
The Trent XWB engine, which is the largest Rolls-Royce turbofan with a 118-inch diameter fan, has been specially designed to power all members of the new Airbus A350 XWB Family with maximum efficiency.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Published on ASDNews: Oct 19, 2011