Rolls-Royce has despatched the Trent 7000 engines that will power the first flight of the Airbus A330neo.
The engines left the Rolls-Royce site at Derby, UK, and, after the nacelles are fitted and powerplant integration is completed at Safran in Toulouse, France, will be installed on the aircraft at Airbus during the Summer.
The Trent 7000, the seventh member of the Trent engine and the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo, brings together:
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are pleased to have reached this important milestone and look forward to flight testing getting underway later this year.”
Rolls-Royce also provides the most popular engine choice for the original A330, the Trent 700. The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 delivers a step change in performance and economics compared to that engine. It will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent; have twice the bypass ratio; and will significantly reduce noise.
Source: Rolls Royce
Date: Jun 16, 2017