DERBY, UK, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN has powered a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight for the first time.
The flight, which took off and landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, US, marks the latest phase in the engine’s development programme.
The Trent 1000 TEN has also been selected to power the first test flight of the Boeing 787-10 version of the Dreamliner next year. This means the Trent 1000 will have powered the first flight of every version of the 787.
Trent 1000 Programme Director Gary Moore said: “Our first Trent 1000 TEN flight on the 787 Dreamliner is another great milestone for our programme. I want to thank everyone at Boeing and Rolls-Royce who have worked hard to make this flight happen. In addition, our selection to power the first flight of the 787-10 is a great honour, and reflects our commitment to supporting this aircraft as it continues to evolve.”
The Trent 1000 TEN has already powered tests earlier this year on the Rolls-Royce Flying Test Bed aircraft, a Boeing 747, at Tucson, Arizona, US.
The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family. The engine draws on technologies from the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine and Advance engine programme, delivering thrust and efficiency improvements.
The Trent 1000 powered the first 787-8 entry into service in 2011 and the first 787-9 into service in 2014.
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- Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
- We have three common themes across all our businesses:
- Investing in and developing engineering excellence
- Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes
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- Annual underlying revenue was £13.4 billion in 2015, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £79.5 billion at the end of June 2016.
- In 2015, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. More than 16,000 of these are engineers.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.
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