The first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine was despatched to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, in readiness to power Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, into service.
Formal certification of the engine will also follow imminently, making the Trent 7000 the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following in the footsteps of the Trent 1000 TEN, Trent XWB-97, and Pearl 15.
The Trent 7000, the latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family, is the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo which enters service later this year. The aircraft is a star attraction at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, where it is making its first appearance.
Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are excited to have taken this latest step in our Trent 7000 journey and we now look forward to supporting Airbus and TAP Air Portugal as they prepare for the aircraft to enter into service later this year.”