in Aerospace

Rolls-Royce marks hat-trick with 787-10 first flight

Posted 10 April 2017 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce has celebrated a hat-trick of firsts as its Trent 1000 TEN engine powered the first test flight of the latest version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the 787-10.



Above: The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner takes off.

It means Trent 1000 engines have powered the first flights of every version of the Dreamliner – the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.

The flight marks another milestone for the Trent 1000 TEN, the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine.

The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) will power all variants of the Boeing 787 and has improved thrust and efficiency, incorporating technologies from Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB and Advance engine programmes. Its environmental performance contributes to the 787 Dreamliner having half the noise footprint of previous-generation aircraft.

Gary Moore, Rolls-Royce, Trent 1000 Programme Director, who was in North Charleston, South Carolina, US to see the flight, said: “To have powered the first flights of each version of the Dreamliner is a great honour. The Trent 1000 engine continues to show real momentum in the marketplace, winning more than 60% of engine competitions over the last six years. The improvements that are represented in the Trent 1000 TEN reflect our continued commitment to providing the very best engines for this aircraft family.”

The Trent 1000 TEN engine began its own flight test programme last year, powering a Rolls-Royce Flying Test Bed aircraft, based in Tucson, Arizona, US. It was then put through its paces on a Boeing 787-8.

In the 10 years since the first Trent 1000 engine was certified, it has flown over 750 million miles, achieving a dispatch reliability rate of 99.9%.


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

SSTL to build Galileo navigation payloads

Under an Authority to Proceed signed with prime contractor OHB-System AG today, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is commencing work on building eight navigation payloads for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite

EDM produces cabin crew sector infographic

Provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, EDM, announced today that it has produced the aviation industry's first infographic about the cabin crew sector.

First Typhoons delivered to RAFO

The arrival of the first Typhoon aircraft, part of a batch of 12 of the combat jets scheduled to be delivered to the Sultanate of Oman, was marked with a ceremony, held on 21 June 2017 in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Air Force of

Renishaw's Lucy Ackland named one of UK's top 50 female engineers

Lucy Ackland, Senior Development Engineer at global engineering company, Renishaw, has been selected as one of the UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2017.

IndigoVision previews BX Panoramic Dome Camera at IFSEC

IndigoVision this week provided a preview of its new BX Panoramic Dome Camera during IFSEC International 2017, which took place at the ExCel, London, 2022 June.

WEC secures full JOSCAR accreditation

Woodford Engineering Consultancy (WEC) has achieved full accreditation to the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR).

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI FAVWS BT0504290617SMI AirMissBT0305251017Aviation Africa BT18418DSEI LB0911150917SMI12DE BT203280917SMIUAV BT1005280917