Rolls-Royce is getting ready to start assembly of the first Trent 900 for A380-lead customer Singapore Airlines, even as engineers look for ways to boost engine performance further. Next month will also see a new build standard of the Trent 900 take flight, which has been slightly changed from the much earlier configuration installed on the sole A380 test-flight aircraft. The four Trent 900s so far have topped 10,000 cycles as part of the more than 80 flights. Although design freeze ...

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