Rolls-Royce Trent 900 achieves three million hours of service

Rolls-Royce is celebrating its Trent 900 engine achieving more than three million hours of service on the Airbus A380 aircraft.

The engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with Singapore Airlines in 2007 and is now flying with seven operators on more than 60 aircraft. It has been selected by 11 of 17 customers to have made an engine choice.

Rosie Toogood, Rolls-Royce, Programme Director - Trent 900, said: "We are very proud to have achieved this milestone and remain committed to our continuous improvement programme to ensure the Trent 900 remains the engine of choice for Airbus A380 operators."

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Trent 900 performance continues to improve. The Trent 900 EP2 engine, which offers a further fuel burn improvement of up to 0.8 per cent, has successfully completed its EASA certification tests and will now become the new build standard for the Trent 900.

Trent 900 EP2 improvements include: optimised fan blade tip clearance; improved turbine case cooling; improved sealing for the low-pressure (LP) turbine; an optimised intermediate pressure (IP) compressor; and improvements to the air flow system.

The Trent 900 is in service with: Singapore Airlines, Qantas, THAI, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern, Lufthansa and British Airways.

Source: Rolls-Royce Plc (LSE: RR.L)
Date: Feb 12, 2014