Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 selected for Boeing 787 corporate jet
Friday, 16 February 2007
Rolls-Royce today announced that the Trent 1000 has been selected for the first time to power a Boeing 787-8 VIP aircraft. The customer, whose identity remains confidential, has also chosen to support the engines with a TotalCare® services agreement.
The Trent 1000 was the first engine to be selected on all three commercial variants of the aircraft, and has now added to that by being the first announced engine selection for a 787 purchased by Boeing Business Jet.
Dominic Horwood, Director of Boeing Programmes at Rolls-Royce, said: “Reliability and environmental performance of the Trent 1000, supported by a tailored TotalCare service agreement, is clearly an attractive combination for corporate customers in this prestige marketplace. We have an excellent track record of meeting the needs of the corporate jet sector andwill take that experience forward into the corporate widebody market.”
The Trent 1000 development programme is progressing well and providing excellent results throughout testing. The engine is on schedule to certify later this year, ahead of powering the first flight of the 787.
- The Trent 1000 will be launch engine on all variants of the 787. ANA will begin operating the 787-8 in mid-2008 and will also introduce the short-range 787–3 variant in 2010. Air New Zealand will launch the 787–9 into service, also in 2010.
- Along with this selection, firm and option orders have been placed for a total of 177 Trent 1000-powered Boeing 787s by ANA, Air New Zealand, Icelandair, LOT Polish Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Blue Panorama, Air China, Monarch Airlines and leasing companies ILFC, Pegasus and LCAL.
- The Trent 1000 is the fifth member of the Trent series, the first of which entered service in 1995. By the time the Trent 1000 begins commercial operations, previous versions of the Trent will have accumulated around 35 million flying hours.
- Rolls-Royce is the leading provider of engines for today’s business jets, with 34 per cent market share, providing power to today’s largest, fastest and longest-range business jets.
- Over 1,800 operators using operating 2,600 business jets rely on engines built by Rolls-Royce.