2007-06-10 - Trent für 787Trent 1000 for Dreamliner despatched
Rolls-Royce liefert 787-Triebwerk<br /> The first pair of Trent 1000 engines has been shipped by Rolls-Royce for installation on the Boeing 787. The engines were dispatched from the company's Derby, UK facilities on schedule.
Dominic Horwood, Director Boeing Programmes at Rolls-Royce, said: "As the launch powerplant on the 787, the Trent 1000 has the special responsibility of leading the programme, and dispatching the first set of engines is a proud moment for the Rolls-Royce team, our partners and suppliers. It is also a testament to the great co-operation we enjoy with our colleagues in Boeing. I'm sure all those involved, especially our Trent 1000 customers, will share our excitement when the 787 is revealed for the first time."
A total of nine development engines are already involved in ground running, with a further ten Trent 1000s scheduled to support the flight test phase. Production engines are due to begin deliveries to Boeing in the first quarter of next year. The Trent 1000 has now completed the majority of testing required for engine certification by the airworthiness authorities later this year. Airborne testing of a Trent 1000 on the Rolls-Royce Boeing 747 flying test bed will begin shortly and will be used to validate airframe and intake interfaces.