London - The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787, has come into service, said the British engine manufacturer
Three months after obtaining EASA certification, Rolls-Royce announced on November 23 the entry into service of the newly manufactured Trent 1000 TEN. "We are very proud to see the Trent 1000 TEN to enter service on the 787 Dreamliner," said Chris Young, Program Director at Rolls-Royce. "The Trent 1000 TEN offers significant improvements to our customers and we congratulate those who will operate it from today," he continued.
Evolution of the Trent 1000 TEN (for Thrust, Efficiency, New Technology) integrates the technologies developed on the Trent XWB and advanced engines. Compared to the current Trent 1000, it offers improvements in thrust (up to 78,000 pounds) and fuel efficiency. The noise footprint is also reduced compared to previous generation engines.
The Trent 1000 TEN made its first test flight under the wing of a modified Boeing 747-200 in March 2016.
The Trent 1000 TEN made its first test flight under the wing of a modified Boeing 747-200 in March 2016. It is now available for the three variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10, in competition with General Electric's GEnx.
Nevertheless, Boeing chose the Trent 1000 engine to power the first test flight of the 787-10 on March 31, 2017. The Trent 1000 also powered the first 787-8 that entered service in 2011, as well as the first 787-9 in 2014.
Rolls-Royce has been particularly active in recent months. At the end of August, The company obtained the certification of the Trent XWB-97, the engine of the Airbus A350-1000. The aircraft and the engine must enter service at Qatar Airways before the end of the year.
In addition, the Trent 7000 made its first flight in October, at the same time as the Airbus A330neo for which it is intended. The entry into service is planned at TAP Air Portugal during the summer of 2018.