November 27, 2013
Rolls-Royce Trent 900 EP2 passes EASA type test
An improved version of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine has passed its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type test. The Trent 900 EP2 engine, offering a further fuel burn improvement of up to 0.8%, will become the new build standard for the engine next year once full certification is achieved. The Trent 900 EP2 improvements include: optimised fan blade tip clearance; improved turbine case cooling; improved sealing for the low-pressure (LP) turbine; an optimised intermediate pressure (IP) compressor; an improved engine sector stator; and improvements to the air flow system. The type test success comes as the Trent 900, selected by 11 of 17 customers to have made an engine choice for the A380, continues to excel in service.