The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, which powers Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, has received its ‘ticket to fly’ from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), with the first production engines also delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.
The Trent 7000 is 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.
Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace, said: “This is another great milestone in a period of unprecedented activity for us. Certifying and delivering the Trent 7000 engine further strengthens our position on the latest generation of aircraft. We now look forward to supporting Airbus and TAP Air Portugal as they prepare for the aircraft to enter into service later this year.”