Rolls-Royce has begun ground tests of its so-called Trent 1000 Package C program designed to power the Boeing 787-9 and cure fuel-burn shortfalls affecting earlier versions. The engine is now due for an eight-week test run, the engine maker says. Service entry is planned with Air New Zealand in 2014 at 74,000 lb. thrust.
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