EASA awards full flight certification to Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted a full flight certification to Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology (TEN) engine that will power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Rolls-Royce has already delivered the first set of the engines to Boeing's facilities in Seattle, Washington, US.
Equipped with the Trent 1000 TEN engines, the Dreamliner is set to enter commercial service later this year.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 chief engineer Dave Taylor said: “This marks another critical step in our journey towards delivering additional capability and new technology for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”
The Trent 1000 TEN engine programme features technologies from Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB and Advance engine programmes.
The engines are developed to help the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to reduce noise by half.
The Trent 1000 TEN powered the first flights of Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner, as well as its 787-8 and 787-9 planes.
According to Rolls-Royce, its Trent 1000 TEN is capable of efficiently driving the aircraft’s electrical systems and can improve engine handling and low-power operability.
Among other technologies, the engine also features a new HP turbine with an advanced cooling system to enable increased thrust and efficiency.
Image: Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 TEN engine installed on an aircraft. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce.