Rolls-Royce gets EASA go ahead for Trent 1000 engines
Sept. 17, 2013, London, U.K. - Rolls-Royce has been awarded type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its higher efficiency and thrust 'package C' variant of the Trent 1000 engine that will power the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Certification comes as the company prepares to power the first test flight of the Boeing 787-9.
Certified to 74,000-pound in takeoff thrust, the engine will be fitted on the first Boeing 787-9 that will begin operations with Air New Zealand in 2014, as well as 787-8.
An additional improvement to the engine, the Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology), will enter service in 2016.
"The improved engine will be certified to 78,000-pound thrust."
The improved engine will be certified to 78,000-pound thrust and will be capable of powering all variants of the Boeing 787, including the recently launched 787-10.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 program director John Griffiths said that certification is another milestone in an ongoing Trent 1000 program.
"We look forward to working closely with Boeing to achieve 787-9 first flight soon," Griffiths said.
According to Rolls-Royce, the Trent 1000 is the quietest and most efficient engine option for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The engine, which was the first to power the 787 into service in 2011, has delivered a dispatch reliability of greater than 99.9 per cent, which is the highest for a wide-body aircraft engine, the company said.