Less than two years after committing to developing the Trent 7000 for the reengined Airbus A330neo, Rolls-Royce has completed first ground tests on the initial powerplant and is preparing to assemble the first flight-test engines. Such a fast-paced program is only possible because the Trent 7000 is adapted directly from the Trent 1000 TEN, the latest version of the engine family in advanced development for the Boeing 787. While Rolls was previously successful in applying virtually identical ...

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