19-Jun-2013 9:40 AM

Rolls-Royce readies improved engine for Boeing 787-10

Rolls-Royce announced (18-Jun-2013) it is preparing to build the first Trent 1000-TEN, its engine for the 787-10 programme formally announced by Boeing at the second day of the Paris Air Show. The engine manufacturer 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. This engine will reduce specific fuel consumption by up to 3% compared with Trent 1000 engines currently in service. The Trent 1000-TEN  will be certified to 76,000lb thrust with capability up to 78,000lb to power all versions of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including the 787-10. Improved performance will be delivered through the incorporation of proven next generation technology, including advances in the high pressure turbine and compressor, ‘blisk’ technology and sophisticated internal aerodynamics controls. The Trent 1000 powered the 787-8 entry into service with All Nippon Airways in 2011, and will power the 787-9, which will enter service with Air New Zealand in 2014. [more - original PR]

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