Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 Engine For A350-1000 Takes To Skies

Credit: Airbus
DUBAI —The most-powerful Rolls-Royce production engine ever flown, the 97,000-lb.-thrust Trent XWB-97 for the Airbus A350-1000, has entered flight-testing under the wing of the aircraft manufacturer’s A380 flying testbed. The flight took place in Toulouse on Nov. 5, and lasted 4 hr. 14 min. It marks...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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