Bondholder Rolls-Royce's newest addition to the Trent family, the Trent 7000, has successfully completed an initial power run on a test bed in Derby.
The Trent 7000 was chosen by Airbus to exclusively power the Airbus A330neo and brings together:
- experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330
- architecture from the Trent 1000 TEN - the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine
- latest technology from the Trent XWB - the world's most efficient large civil engine
The Trent 7000 will deliver significant performance benefits such as reducing specific fuel consumption by 10%, having twice the bypass ratio and halving noise.
Chris Davie, Rolls-Royce, Trent 7000 Programme Director - Civil Large Engines said: "This is a great moment for everyone at Rolls-Royce - we have achieved an important programme milestone on the journey to deliver our latest Trent engine. We are working closely with Airbus to ensure the Trent 7000 brings a step change in performance and economics."