Trent 1000 for the Boeing 787
The image shows a close-up of compressor blades used in the Trent 1000 engine. This member of the Trent family is in development for the new Boeing 787 family of airliners. Rolls-Royce has secured important new customers on this programme, such as ANA of Japan and Northwest Airlines of the US.
The first flight of the Airbus A380 took place on April 27, 2005, powered by four Trent 900 engines. As the next Trent to enter service, the Trent 900 features an advanced hollow swept fan, contra-rotating and 3-D computer-designed compressors and a low NOx combustor, all developed as a result of our investment in new technology.
Rolls-Royce is developing this technology with a view to producing a new source of energy characterised by minimal noise and emission levels. Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems is building a fuel cell that, if successful, will produce a commercially viable one-megawatt, stationary power system capable of servicing the energy needs of, for example, a business park or large hospital.
This large 11,000 shaft horsepower (shp) turboprop engine is being developed by Europrop International, a consortium in which Rolls-Royce is a major partner. The engine will power the Airbus A400M transport aircraft and is scheduled for certification in 2007. More than 750 engines will be required to meet the needs of the partners in the programme: Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Turkey, Belgium and Luxembourg.