April 22, 2015
Ducommun wins multiyear contract from Rolls-Royce for Trent 1000-TEN aircraft engine
Ducommun Incorporated has been selected by Rolls-Royce to produce complex interconnect systems for the Trent 1000-Ten engine – which will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ducommun will manufacture these products through 2022 at its operation centers in Joplin, Mo. and Guaymas, Mexico. The Trent 1000-TEN engine, scheduled to be certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) before the end of 2015, incorporates proven, next-generation technology from the latest member of the Trent engine family, the Trent XWB, to produce a superior engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will have more thrust and efficiency, offering up to a three percent reduction in fuel consumption compared with the current Trent 1000 standard.