June 3, 2014
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN runs for the first time
Rolls-Royce reported the first run of the Trent 1000-TEN, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine, which is scheduled to be certified to 78,000lbs thrust by the end of 2015, will offer commonality for customers operating a combination of 787 Dreamliner models and provide margin to Boeing requirements for 76,000lbs of thrust at entry into service. The Trent 1000-TEN draws on technologies from the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine and Advance engine programme, delivering thrust and efficiency improvements. Demonstrator programmes have already validated improvements to the high pressure turbine, compressors, internal air systems and a composite fan case dressing system.