In another of those peculiar aviation ironies, Rolls-Royce is embarking on a new engine for the latest version of the Airbus A330 with technology developed for not one but two engines originally intended for two A330 replacements, the A350 and Boeing 787. Yet Rolls largely owes its exclusivity on the A330neo to the success of its current A330 engine, the Trent 700, which is one month short of celebrating 24 years since its first run. Against competition from General Electric’s CF6-80E1 ...

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