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Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the first visit to Farnborough Air Show 2018 of Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo.
The aircraft, due to enter service later this year, is exclusively powered by the Trent 7000, the seventh and latest member of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine variants.
Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce is making final preparations for the engine to enter into service, with formal certification to fly expected shortly.
Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: "The Trent 7000 combines latest technology from the Trent XWB and architecture from the Trent 1000 TEN. The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver a step change in performance and economics compared to the Trent 700. Benefitting from a bypass ratio, double that of its predecessor, the Trent 7000 will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent, and in the process significantly reduce noise."
**According to IATA figure just released aviation fuel has more than doubled in barrel price over the last twelve months...
The engine has now flown registering more than two million flying hours, it's powered the Airbus A350 aircraft since it entered service in January 2015.
While the engine took nearly two years to clock up a million flying hours, it took just 9 months to add another million. A despatch reliability of 99.9% and zero in-flight shut downs across its lifetime so far.
Demand for the engine continues to be very healthy, and is set to accelerate following the recent entry into service of the Airbus A350-1000, powered by the Trent XWB-97, the latest, most powerful variant of the engine.
Rolls-Royce reports that it has continued to ramp up production for the A350 and now (possibly with an eye on the UK Brexit outcome, and possible disruption relating to supply chain 'just-in-time' issues) assembles the engine in both Derby, UK and Dahlewitz, Germany, providing the ability at peak levels, to deliver one Trent XWB engine every day of the week.
Gareth Davies, Trent XWB Programme Director – Civil Aerospace, said: "We are incredibly proud to celebrate these latest milestones. We've enjoyed the smoothest entry into service, of any widebody engine and continue to see the engine achieving market-leading levels of reliability. Rolls-Royce look forward to supporting our customers around the world as the Trent XWB family of operators continues to grow."
More than 1,700 Trent XWB engines are in service or on order across 45 operators, making it the fastest-selling widebody engine ever.
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