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Rolls-Royce despatches Trent 7000 engines for A330neo

Posted 16 June 2017 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce has despatched the Trent 7000 engines that will power the first flight of the Airbus A330neo.

Above: Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines prior to despatch from Derby .

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.

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 engines for the original A330, the Trent 700. The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will have twice the bypass ratio, will significantly reduce noise and improve specific fuel consumption by 10%.

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