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Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot are celebrating an incredible new record for an engine in service. One of the airline’s Trent 700 engines has completed more than 50,000 engine flying hours without requiring an overhaul – a world record for a widebody engine.
The engine first entered service in 2008 and is still going strong today, powering an Airbus A330 aircraft.
It is part of a Trent engine family of seven variants that has now completed more than 125 million engine flying hours since the very first engine, a Trent 700, went into service in 1995. The latest version, the Trent 7000, entered service last November.
What does it mean to fly more than 50,000 engine hours without requiring an overhaul? That’s the equivalent of:
- Travelling around the world more than 1,000 times
- The engine running non-stop for more than five years
- 2,000 services for a typical family car for the equivalent amount of miles
- Travelling to the moon and back 50 times.