Rolls-Royce is building on its experience with the Boeing 787 Trent 1000 and Airbus A350 TrentXWB program to develop upgrade packages to improve specific fuel consumption on the Trent 900, the engine powering the Airbus A380. Rolls-Rolls already has implemented and delivered improvements yielding 1% reduced fuel burn that should be in service next year. It puts the engine ahead of specification, says Peter Johnson, Rolls-Royce’s head of marketing for Airbus aircraft. Another round ...

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