Rolls-Royce has begun tests of a second phase of engine upgrades for the Trent 900, aimed at further reductions in fuel burn for the Airbus A380 as well as improved reliability. “We have now moved into the test phase for the follow-on EP (enhanced performance) 2,” says Peter Johnston, Rolls-Royce’s head of customer marketing for civil large engines. The upgrade is being tested as part of a multi-phased improvement to the Trent 900, which entered service in 2007 and now powers 58 aircraft ...


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