A Thai Airways engine testbed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok will be used by Rolls-Royce to conduct maturity and cyclic testing on its Trent XWB program. With the added capacity from the carrier in the form of its 13-metre, 150,000lb thrust-capable testbed, Rolls-Royce said conducting tests will give it a better understanding of the engine’s performance over a sustained period of operation. Powering the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, which is anticipated to enter into service in a matter ...

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