Rolls-Royce readies engine for Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Rolls-Royce is preparing to build the first Trent 1000-TEN, its engine for the 787-10 programme formally announced by Boeing today.
Rolls-Royce will start to build the first test engine later this year, with entry into service set for 2016. Singapore Airlines has selected the engine to power its 30 787-10 aircraft announced earlier this month.
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The Trent 1000 powered the 787-8 entry into service with ANA in 2011, and will power the 787-9 with Air New Zealand in 2014.
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Large Engines, said: "The Trent 1000-TEN engine will power all versions of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, providing commonality for customers operating a combination of 787 models in their fleet. Many of the improvements will come from the flow back of technology from our Trent XWB engine that has maintained our technology leadership position."
This engine will be the most efficient option for the 787 Dreamliner, reducing specific fuel consumption by up to three per cent compared with Trent 1000 engines currently in service.
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Source : Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)