Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN runs for the first time
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Rolls-Royce today announced 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.
Gary Moore, Rolls-Royce, Programme Director - Trent 1000, said: "We believe the Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) will be the most efficient and quietest engine option for the Dreamliner family, with the best lifetime fuel burn performance.
"With the engine now running, it is our goal to demonstrate the range of performance enhancements we have integrated into the Trent 1000-TEN, which will confirm our position as a leading choice for all Dreamliner options and maintain the best ever reliability figures for a widebody engine on entering airline service.”
The Trent 1000 has now completed over 250,000 in-service flying hours with an engine dispatch reliability of better than 99.9%.
It has already powered the first 787-8 entry into service with ANA in 2011 and will power the first 787-9 into service later this year.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
- Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These business segments address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
- Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Energy & Nuclear and Power Systems (RRPS). On 7 March 2014, Daimler announced their intention to exercise their option to sell their 50% share in RRPS to Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. On 16 April 2014, the valuation was agreed and the transaction is expected to complete within the coming months, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. On 6 May 2014 Rolls-Royce announced it had signed an agreement to sell its Energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for a £785m cash consideration. On completion, expected before the end of December 2014, Rolls-Royce will receive a further £200 million for a 25 year licensing agreement.
- Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers.
- Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
- Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
- Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
- Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
- Cash - improving financial performance.
- Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £71.6 billion at 31 December 2013.
- In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these are engineers.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.
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