Tag: Rolls-Royce

First Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Production Engine Despatched

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 […]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Celebrates New Milestones

The team behind the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is celebrating again as the world’s most efficient large aero engine reaches two new milestones in its highly successful programme. In the past few days the engine has flown past the two million flying hours mark, having powered the Airbus A350 aircraft since it entered service in January […]

EASA and FAA Issue Airworthiness Directives on Boeing 787 Engines

Both EASA and FAA have released different Airworthiness Directives for Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in order to correct unsafe conditions. The FAA reported in their AD that following an inflight shut down of one engine requiring a higher load on the other engine running at maximum […]

Rolls-Royce to Axe 4600 Jobs in Major Restructuring

As part of its restructuring, Rolls-Royce has confirmed that 4,600 jobs are to go worldwide, including 3,000 positions based in the UK, the majority being managerial and administrative roles. The company has not ruled out the need for compulsory redundancies. It has also been confirmed that some engineers will also be leaving, predominantly those in […]

Rolls-Royce is Celebrates Trent 700 Reaching 50 Million Hours

Rolls-Royce is celebrating today after the first member of the Trent family to enter service, the Trent 700, has completed its 50 millionth flying hours. This achievement, equivalent to flying around the world more than one million times, occurred while around 380 Trent 700 powered Airbus A330 aircraft were in flight around the world. A […]

Rolls-Royce Wins Trent Order from Turkish Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Turkish Airlines for Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, all of which will be covered by its flagship TotalCare® service support. The airline also has options for a further five aircraft. The Trent XWB is both the most efficient large civil aero engine flying today and […]

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business […]

Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines Sign Trent 1000 and Trent 700 Contracts

Rolls-Royce signed contracts with Singapore Airlines at the Singapore Airshow covering Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines. Singapore Airlines formally confirmed a $1.7bn order for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will be covered by Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® engine support service. The order, originally announced in February 2017, was in […]

Rolls-Royce Will Use Thai’s Testbed For Trent XWB Program

A Thai Airways engine testbed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok will be used by Rolls-Royce to conduct maturity and cyclic testing on its Trent XWB program. With the added capacity from the carrier in the form of its 13-metre, 150,000lb thrust-capable testbed, Rolls-Royce said conducting tests will give it a better understanding of the […]

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens Team Up for Electric Future

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the groundbreaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies, at the Royal Aeronautical Society […]