Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine will power Airbus A330 regionals
Nov. 27, 2013, London, U.K. - Rolls-Royce has announced that its new Trent 700 Regional engine has been selected to power the recently announced Airbus A330 Regional jets.
November 27, 2013 By aerospace-technology.com
Specifically designed for the A330 aircraft, the Trent 700 offers improved fuel savings and reduces emissions and noise. It currently powers 70 per cent of A330 regional operations, with every A330 operator in mainland China opting for the engine.
The Trent 700 Regional, which is optimised particularly for the A330 Regional aircraft, saves operators almost $1 million annually for each aeroplane, compared with similar engines in the market.
"The latest version of Trent 700 offers reduced thrust customised for aircraft regional operations."
Rolls-Royce Civil Large Engines president Eric Schulz said: "Our performance advantages have given us a market-leading position on the A330 and we look forward to this latest phase in its development."
The latest version of Trent 700 offers reduced thrust customised for aircraft regional operations, while delivering lower maintenance costs and longer time on wing.
Trent 700 Regional engines will also be equipped with the latest performance upgrades, a second enhanced performance (EP2) package available from 2015, which will deliver an additional one per cent improvement, with annual savings of more than 60,000 gallons of fuel for each aircraft.
Rolls-Royce Trent 700 currently powers more than 530 A330 aircraft with 58 operators, with more than 1,400 engines either in service or on order.