Rolls-Royce preps variant engines for Boeing, Airbus

The first development engine is planned to begin tests before April this year.


Rolls-Royce Trent


As Rolls-Royce prepares to begin a two-year development and testing phase for the latest Trent engine–the Model 1000-TEN, designed to power Boeing’s stretched 787-10 large twin-aisle twinjet–it has completed three full demonstrators and is building a fourth that will be used in a 500 flight-cycle trial. The first development engine is planned to begin tests before April and formal certification is due to be achieved in the second half of next year.

The engines are being assembled using hardware from other Trent variants but each unit also features new technologies being developed for the new model.