Type certification of Rolls-Royce’s newest widebody powerplant, the Trent 7000, is “imminent” as the engine makes its first appearance at this year’s Farnborough Airshow beneath the wings of the Airbus A330-900neo. The aircraft, in the colors of launch customer TAP Air Portugal, comes to the show after a global route-proving tour that spanned five continents, 23,000 nm. and almost 150 flight hours over 19 days. Concluding with a visit to Atlanta earlier this month, ...

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