European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN with full flight certification. The new Trent 1000 Trent will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and this important milestone comes as the first set of passenger engines are delivered to the Boeing facilities in Seattle, ready for entry into service later this year.
The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB and Advance engine programs to deliver improved thrust and efficiency as well as contributing to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner having half the noise footprint of previous-generation aircraft.
Chief Engineer for Trent 1000 Mr. Dave Taylor said, “This marks another critical step in our journey towards delivering additional capability and new technology for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We would like to thank Boeing and EASA for their dedicated focus in helping us reach this goal and we look forward to the engine entering into service later this year.”
The Trent 1000 engine powered the first flight of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier this year. Also, it powered the test flights of the 787-8 and the 787-9. Recently, the Trent 1000 TEN powered a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for 18-hour test flight as the aircraft drew a giant outline of the plane across 22 states of America.